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Canadian Rail Explorer (Flight Inclusive)

Experience the adventure of a lifetime with a unique rail journey across Canada aboard the iconic train - "The Canadian". Travel in a classic 1950's train with dome cars, tail observation car, and fantastic dining car across the Canadian Shield, wide-open Prairies, and dramatic Rockies. Visit vibrant cities including Montréal and Toronto, gaze out at the thundering waters of Niagara Falls, soak in coastal breezes in Vancouver, and take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria on this unforgettable tour.

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13 days from £7999 (Flight Inclusive)



Saturday 22 March 2025



  • Journey aboard The Canadian travelling 2,775 miles across Canada

  • Admire the picturesque scenery across the Canadian Shield

  • Travel in a classic 1950’s train through the Rocky Mountains

  • Experience the magnificent and thundering waters of Niagara Falls

  • Indulge in lunch at the iconic Skylon Tower

  • Enjoy a guided city tour of Montréal and Vancouver

  • Discover Stanley Park, Vancouver’s largest urban park

  • Visit the CN Tower in Toronto for incredible views of the city

  • Soak in refreshing coastal breezes on a scenic ferry journey to colonial Victoria

  • Stay in luxurious Fairmont hotels


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 11 nights’ bed & breakfast plus 4 evening meals and 6 lunches

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Saturday 22nd March
We meet at our chosen flight check-in desk at London Heathrow Airport and, after passing through customs, we enjoy a complimentary drink and snack before boarding our British Airways flight to Montréal. After landing at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, we transfer to the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, our base for the next two nights. Those on our Ground Only package will travel independently meeting us at the hotel and, after check-in, we will spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore our new surroundings.


Sunday 23rd March
After breakfast this morning, we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Montréal by coach and by foot visiting many top attractions and historical sites including Notre-Dame Basilica, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Stadium, and Old Montréal. This afternoon is spent at leisure to explore this vibrant city further walking the cobbled streets, discovering exquisite architecture, and indulging in fine dining.



Monday 24th March
Today, we depart on the morning train to Toronto travelling this scenic route in Business Class and enjoying our lunch on board with a glass of wine and, on arrival, we make our way to the Royal York to check-in for our two-night stay. This afternoon, we enjoy free time to explore Toronto with its iconic architecture, fascinating museums and galleries, and superb shopping plus no trip would be complete without visiting the CN Tower for incredible views over the city.

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Tuesday 25th March
Our adventure today takes us to the magnificent Niagara Falls for a full day excursion discovering the top attractions along Niagara Parkways including the Floral Clock and Queenston Heights. We enjoy time at the Falls to appreciate this awe-inspiring force of nature, visit the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and take our lunch at the top of the Skylon Tower, a remarkable restaurant with stunning views at 775ft above the Falls!

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Wednesday 26th March
After breakfast this morning, we begin our iconic journey aboard The Canadian travelling 2,775 miles over four days and nights through breathtaking scenery from Toronto to Vancouver. We enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, fruit, and cookies throughout our journey plus delicious meals served in the comfortable dining car with fantastic views. We also have access to the Skyline car with its observation dome where the windows extend to the ceiling allowing for breathtaking panoramic views.

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Thursday 27th March
Today, we continue our rail journey through the Canadian Shield, a surprisingly sparsely populated area, taking us to Winnipeg past beautiful still waters, vast lakes, intricate ponds, and superb forests.

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Friday 28th March
The scenery changes dramatically today as we travel towards Edmonton across the wide-open Prairies of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta past rolling grassland, farms, woods, and fields. We cross the 845m long Fabyan Trestle Bridge over the Battle River arriving in Edmonton in the evening where the downtown skyscrapers can be seen glittering in the distance.

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Saturday 29th March
Today, we race towards the Rocky Mountains through an avenue of fir trees as we approach Jasper along the stunning Athabasca River. The beautiful scenery continues around every bend, passing the imposing Mount Robson, slowing for the striking Pyramid Falls, crossing the North Thompson River, and following the Fraser River Canyon to Vancouver.

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Sunday 30th March
We arrive in Vancouver in the morning and join our guided coach tour of the highlights of this modern city visiting the vibrant Granville Island and Stanley Park, Vancouver's largest urban park with 400 hectares of natural West Coast rainforest. Afterwards, we transfer to the Waterfront for the next three nights and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.


DAY 10

Monday 31st March
After breakfast this morning, we travel by coach and scenic ferry through the islands to colonial Victoria on Vancouver Island where we enjoy a guided tour of the city including the Inner Harbour, Craigdorrach Castle, and Fisherman's Wharf. We enjoy free time to venture further and explore the waterfront and market before returning to Vancouver.


DAY 11

Tuesday 1st April
Today, we enjoy a full day at leisure in Vancouver with our included day pass covering the Skyrail system, ferries to North Vancouver, and buses. Why not ride the Grouse Mountain Cableway, walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge, visit New Westminster Market, or discover the fishing village of Steveston.


DAY 12

Wednesday 2nd April
After our fantastic Railtrail adventure, we transfer to Vancouver International Airport for our British Airways flight to London. Those on our Ground Only package will make their way independently to the airport for their chosen flights home.


DAY 13

Thursday 3rd April
We land in the afternoon at London Heathrow Airport.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


From London Heathrow Airport:

Standard Economy seat on British Airways


Upgraded flight seat on British Airways

Price on Request

Single Traveller Supplement



* If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to/from Canada, please book on the "Ground Only" version of the tour.


Flight Details:

BA0095 – 22MAR – LHR YUL – 1630 1955 (London Heathrow to Montréal)

BA0084 – 02APR – YVR LHR – 2050 1410+1 (Vancouver to London Heathrow)


11 nights’ bed & breakfast plus 4 evening meals and 6 lunches

Return flights from London Heathrow to Canada with British Airways

All train rides, transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager




Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montréal

Ideally located in downtown Montréal, the luxurious Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth offers bright and dynamic interiors, fantastic dining options, a refreshing spa, and an indoor pool. The contemporary bedrooms provide a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer, ironing facilities, flat-screen TV, and tea/coffee making facilities.


Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

Standing in the heart of downtown Toronto, the stylish and historic Royal York offers an incredible reception area which has featured in many films, several restaurants serving seasonally inspired dishes, and an indoor pool. The sophisticated bedrooms provide a private bathroom with a bathrobe, a hairdryer, ironing facilities, flat-screen TV, and tea/coffee making facilities.


The Canadian, VIA Rail

On board the iconic train travelling from Toronto to Vancouver, The Canadian offers an unforgettable journey with spectacular views, access to lounge and scenic dome cars, on board activities including wine tastings, and delicious, freshly cooked meals served inside the dining car. The cabins provide comfortable chairs that are replaced with upper and lower beds in the evening (note, passengers will need to step up into the upper beds). A private restroom is located within the cabin with a toilet, sink, and mirror and access to the shower room located at the end of the car is included with towels, pillows, sheets, and blankets also provided.


Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

Superbly located on the waterfront overlooking the Vancouver harbour, the elegant Waterfront offers breathtaking views of the North Shore Mountains, a vibrant restaurant and bar, and a heated outdoor pool. The stylish bedrooms provide a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, floor-to-ceiling windows with fantastic views, ironing facilities, a flat-screen TV, and tea/coffee making facilities.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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London Heathrow Airport London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

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