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Canada Rail Holidays

Canada's golden age of luxury rail travel

Discover a stress-free way of exploring Canada’s incredible and diverse landscapes as well as its extensive wildlife.

Sit back and relax as you are transported in style through the country’s ever-changing terrain giving you a picture perfect view of the epic scenery right from the comfort of your seat. Travelling by rail allows you to pack so much more into your holiday and to see sights that are inaccessible by road or driving. Scale the sides of mountains, weave alongside steep canyons, rolling prairie lands and shimmering turquoise lakes as you experience some of the most jaw-dropping sights Canada has to offer. 

For many, indulging in a once-a-lifetime trip on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, is top of the ‘must-do’ list. Much more than just a train, Rocky Mountaineer is an experience in itself, where you can witness Western Canada’s untamed wilderness – all while you soak up the incredible five star service. Choose from three incredible routings departing east from Vancouver or west from Banff or Lake Louise, First Passage to the West, Journey Through the Clouds or Rainforest to Goldrush. Be sure to upgrade to their GoldLeaf service to enjoy the panoramic views from the bi-level glass domed car as well as an exclusive outdoor vestibule - perfect for spotting wildlife. 

Why not take a real cross country adventure through Canada on its own VIA Rail network. Book a cabin and travel across five magnificent provinces Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia across four days on VIA Rail's 'Canadian' service between Toronto and Vancouver - complete with dining car, lounge and even a panoramic viewing car for taking in the spectacular views. Try VIA Rail’s ‘Corridor’ service to connect the incredible eastern cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City for a fantastic multicentre holiday or even experience the fantastic ‘Ocean’ overnight service between Montréal and Halifax in Nova Scotia.

If you cannot find the Canadian rail journey you are looking for please contact our Destination Specialist, who can help find the right journey for you. 

Top Tips from our Experts

Katie

Destination Specialist

If you are going on the Rocky Mountaineer, I would always recommend upgrading to the Goldleaf service. You are seated upstairs with a glass rooftop that provides you with 360 views throughout. They also have a separate dinning carriage downstairs that offers an amazing fine dining experience.

Charlie

Destination Manager

Take a real Trans-Canadian adventure on VIA Rail's 'The Canadian'. Starting in Toronto, we journied through five Canadian provinces across four days, through prairie lands and the Canadian Rockies before arriving in Vancouver. An amazing way to see all of Canada's landscapes.