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Spring in the Canadian Mountains - TORONTO - PRINCE RUPERT Roundtrip JUNE 5 - 18,2019

Round trip from Toronto to Prince Rupert - 14 days - 13 nights group tour

WEDNESDAY JUNE 05– TUESDAY JUNE 18, 2019

MORE MOUNTAIN VIEWS ON A RAIL TOUR THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE!

EARLY BOOKINGS WILL ENJOY AN UPGRADED HOTEL ROOM IN JASPER AS AN INTRODUCTION TO THIS PICTURESQUE MOUNTAIN TOWN - WHILE THEY REMAIN

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES;

The only tour available (that we know of) round trip from Toronto featuring BOTH the scenic rail journey’s aboard VIA Rail' s CANADIAN through Northern Ontario, scenic prairie landscapes of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the Rockies of Alberta and (possibly the most scenic mountain rail journey in Canada) the JASPER –PRINCE RUPERT, BC train.  Journey round trip by rail from Toronto across the Canadian Shield and Prairies past the Canadian Rocky and Coastal mountains, in daylight, to Northern BC and shoreline of the Pacific Ocean. There will be dome car(s) on all the trains the group will travel on.  Overnight in hotels and enjoy Jasper, Prince Rupert and Prince George as part of this unique tour.  Enjoy expereinces such as the Maligne Lake boat tour in Jasper National Park, Icefields Parkway and Columbia Glacier tour, Museum of Northern BC, the North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site and other heritage attractions. Travel past the site of the last spike on the Grand Trunk Pacific, and learn about this railway from the past (now part of CN) and its President Charles Melville Hayes who envisioned this route.  The tour price also includes all admissions at attractions and tours, train travel in Sleeping Car class, hotels, ALL meals on the trains and more for an unbelievable Canadian rail journey.  

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY JUNE 05, 2019

Starting from Toronto’s downtown Union Station, for the scheduled morning departure, you will board VIA’s westbound train The CANADIAN in Touring - Sleeping car class. Once onboard enjoy a Bon Voyage reception and also enjoy lunch and dinner on the train later in the day. The route of the train travels North then West in the province passing many lakes and rivers, isolated communities and fishing camps.  Move around the train as you like and take in the events and views from the trains lounge, activity and dome cars and again overnight on the night on the train.

DAY 2 -THURSDAY JUNE 06, 2019
Awake to enjoy breakfast in the dining car and travel past the scenic Canadian Shield of NW Ontario and Western Manitoba.This evening the train arrives, for an extended stop, at the journey’s Mid-way point the City of Winnipeg. Here you will have time to tour the volunteer operated Winnipeg Railway Museum located right inside the station.  This large museum features the first steam locomotive on the Canadian Prairies called “The Countess of Dufferin” and numerous other displays related to the area's rail heritage.  Departing Winnipeg the train travels through western Manitoba and into the Province of Saskatchewan. See a grand prairie sunset from the dome car before retiring for the night.

DAY 3 -FRIDAY JUNE 07, 2019
This morning travel through the western part of the Province of Saskatchewan and into Alberta. Stretch your legs on the platform in the Provincial Capital of Edmonton - where a Panorama Dome Car will be added to our train traveling to Jasper.  Breakfast and lunch and dinner will be enjoyed on the train and again overnight in your sleeping car accomodation.

DAY 4 -SATURDAY JUNE 08, 2019

Awake to the Canadian Rockies and scheduled arrival into Jasper and time to get your bearings while we have some time to explore this picturesque mountain town.  The highlight of the day will be our viisit outside the town to expereince natural beauty of Jasper National Park by touring the Maligne Lake by boat and the visit to the Maligne Canyon.  Tonight there will be some more free time to explore more of town and overnight here in Jasper.  

DAY 5 - SUNDAY JUNE 09, 2019

Sleep in or take some time to do some shopping here in Jasper before our mid day boarding and departure of  VIA RAIL’s Jasper- Prince George train for Day 1 of this (daylight only) trip viewing the Canadian Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia.  The train has a Park observation car with a wrap around lounge area at the train's end and an upper dome area with 360 degree views and lounge areas in the lower part of the car for viewing of the countryside the train travels through in great comfort.  Our guide will keep you informed of when to have your camera ready for that memorable photograph.  There will be dinner on the train (served at your seat) for those on the tour and over night at our partner hotel in Prince George at the end of the day. 

DAY 6 - MONDAY JUNE 10, 2019
Awake this morning to have included breakfast at our hotel before we transfer to the Prince George train  station and board VIA’ RAILS Jasper (or for today the)  Prince George- Prince Rupert train for Day 2 to enjoy day 2 of this (daylight only) train. Rail Travel Tours guests will enjoy lunch and dinner on the train.  Outside the dome car’s windows (and all of hte train's windows for that matter)  view B.C’s Coastal Mountains and the amazing Skeena River that the train route travels alongside (watch for seals and otters in the river) for possibly the most scenic views in Canada from a passenger train.  The vegetation gets more lush and the river will get wider and wider before we see the Pacific Ocean as we arrive in Prince Rupert BC on the Pacific Coast and transfer to the hotel (included in the tour) where we will overnight.

DAY 7 - TUESDAY JUNE 11, 2019
Today will be full day on the West Coast and our time here will be spent enjoying local history; First Nation’s culture, the wildlife of Prince Rupert and heritage o0f the area include a guided tour of the preserved National Historic Site - The North Pacific (former salmon) Cannery and Fishing Village in nearby Port Edward. In Prince Rupert itself we will visit the Museum of Northern BC to learn about the Haida people and history of the area.  We will also enjoy the Prince Rupert Port Interpretive Centre followed by free time to explore the shops and restaurants in what is called the COWS BAY area of Prince Rupert.  Those on the tour will also enjoy a special dinner at a great location overlooking the Pacific Ocean and after again overnight at our Prince Rupert Hotel (that even has a outdoor hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean!).

DAY 8 - WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 2019
This morning transfer to the PR train station to board the train again on VIA Rail’S Prince Rupert- Prince George train for Day 3 of this scenic rail journey for the group to experience the Eastward journey on this (daylight only) train. Rail Travel Tours guests will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the train. Outside the trains windows view B.C’s Coastal Mountains and the amazing Skeena River. Photograph the Hudson Bay Mountain and Kathleen Glacier. After again enjoying the awesome scenery of Northern BC overnight at our Prince George hotel.

DAY 9-THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2019
Awake to again enjoy breakfast at the hotel before the short transfer to the Prince George station and board the train to enjoy Day 4 of this (daylight only) trip viewing the ranch country of Northern BC, we enjoy, later in the day, lunch on the train, and the route will pass – Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before returning to Jasper Alberta to again overnight here.

DAY – 10 -FRIDAY JUNE 14, 2019
Always a favorite with past guests our day in the Rockies will be enjoyed by travelling south by bus on the renowned Icefields Parkway.  We will viisit the Icefields Interpretive Centre before expereincing the Pursuit Columbia Glacier Explorer tour on their unique Sno-Coach vehicle.  After this we make our way back to town and stop at Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls before arriving back in Jasper after a memorable day.   Overnight at our Jasper Hotel – but before you head to bed sit in the rooftop hot tub as the sun sets behind the Canadian Rockies.  

DAY 11- SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019
Today we start with some last minute souvenir shopping along Connaught Avenue before boarding the scheduled eastbound Canadian to again view the Rockies in daylight, as well onoboard the train guests will enjoy both lunch and  dinner prepared by the Rail VIA chefs and spend the night on the train.

DAY 12 -SUNDAY JUNE 16, 2019
Awake to view the province of Saskatchewan’s and later today enjoy great views of the Qu'Appelle Valley and the prairies of Manitoba. Stretch your legs to view Winnipeg’s Union Station and later travel from the prairies to the rugged Canadian Shield.  Thos onhte train today will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner and later tonight the train quietly crosses the border back into Ontario.

DAY 13- MONDAY JUNE 17, 2019
Today you will continue to travel east in the province of Ontario and enjoy breakfast lunch & dinner (included) on the train. Travel through the scenic region of Northern Ontario featuring many lakes and rivers with isolated communities and fishing camps.  Enjoy the trains lounge, activity and dome cars and again enjoy the night on the train.

DAY 14- TUESDAY JUNE 18, 2019
Today will be your last day on the train (enjoying breakfast and lunch onboard) and this afternoon you will arrive back in downtown Toronto to end what past guests have told us - "This was the most scenic Canadian rail journey we ever took part in"  and thrilled how well Rail Travel Tours took care of them.  

Let our knowledge of Canada’s world renowned rail journey work for you.  Those who reserve with us receive an industry leading detailed travel information kit with route guides, tickets, well located hotels, a variety of attractions, sights and activities, maps, travel info and more.  Our detailed final itinerary has hints and suggestions for the benefit of your trip that we have learned over the years in our experience and listening to our customers.  We look forward to sharing our passion for Canada by rail when you travel with us…

Pricing Details – Spring in the Canadian Mountains -  Toronto Departure            

 Per Person Double occupancy: (Train Section) -  $5,495.00
 Per Person Double occupancy: (Train Cabin) - $6,895.00
 Per Single Occupancy (Train Cabin for 1) $7,795.00
 Per Person Double Occupancy (Train Prestige Room) CALL FOR AVAILABILITY AND PRICING 

•    A $250.00 per person deposit is required to hold space (with the exception of Prestige Class which is $1000 per person as per new VIA Policies) and can be processed with Visa or MasterCard
•    Balance of tour cost to be paid on April 20,  2019
•    Price above is shown in Canadian Dollars prior to the Canadian Federal 13% sales tax called the HST.
•    Additional pre-tour and post tour hotel stays can be included depending on availability.
•    We are not responsible for late bookings if train or hotel space is sold out, highly recommend reserving early guaranteeing your travel dates.  
•    Complete itineraries will be provided closer to the dates of travel and travel information kit on day of departure and will not be sent in advance of full tour payment(s).
•    Questions can be answered by emailing us or call toll free 1-866-704-3528