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Contrasts of Canada With Prestige Via Rail Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
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Mrs "Just returned from an escorted tour to Western Canada and had an amazing time. The Tour Director, Ben Hutchinson, was brilliant. Before I even left the UK, I had an e-mail from him introducing himself, confirming the arrangements when I arrived at the airport and suggesting suitable clothing in respect of the weather we might expect. It was a shock to me to find that I was the only one from the..."
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Starts
Vancouver
Destinations
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Ends
Toronto
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Highlights

  • Scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • Iconic train journey aboard VIA Rail's "The Canadian" train
  • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks
  • Visit the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and Niagara Falls
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Ferry
Start in Vancouver and end in Toronto! With the train & rail tour Contrasts of Canada With Prestige Via Rail Summer 2018, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Vancouver, Canada and 10 other destinations in Canada. Contrasts of Canada With Prestige Via Rail Summer 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • KW
    Written on December 23, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our tour with Ben as the tour guide was absolutely awesome. He shared his love of Canada with us Kiwis and complemented this with a great working relationship with our coach driver Bob. Our trip memories are still very strong. We would like to tour with Ben again one day.
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  • SD
    Written on December 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a wonderful trip. The accommodation was excellent. The bus was comfortable and the driver was excellent and cheerful. Our tour guide Ben was outstanding. He went over and above to ensure we had fun and his knowledge was impeccable. He was also helpful when it was needed. I would recommend this trip to everyone.
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  • GC
    Written on October 22, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our tour was every thing we had wished for.Our tour Director Ben was great .We could not have asked for more ,his knowledge was great.Accomodation was also very good and Canada was just Beautiful. Chris and Glenda Cameron from Cairns North Queensland Australia.
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  • CD
    Written on June 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Was a great trip
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  • BA
    Written on June 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We have recently returned from completing the Contrasts of Canada tour - 18 April to 1st May 2017. On Day 10 from Jasper we took the Via Rail's The Canadian leg of the tour to Toronto. From other Australians we have talked to over here in Aus. we knew that Canada would be beautiful. So we did find Canada to be beautiful, but, the sights were just so much more than expectation, amazing does not do it justice either. From the Hotel Pinnacle in Vancouver to the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, all the accommodation provided was a pleasure to stay in. Favourite highlight would be waking up to snow in Banff. Followed by the T-Bar ride down from Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler (so quiet, peaceful and the feeling like I might be skiing down myself). And, the thoughtful, wonderful people on the tour with us. People that went out of their way to come the station at Jasper to say good-bye to us when we and 3 other travellers caught the train to Toronto. However, I must also say that all the activities were marvellous experiences and unforgettable. Downside - just 2. Coffee in Canada, um tactfully, not very good and although it was a privilege, in hindsight I regret my walking on the Glacier. Ben Hutchinson. Gosh what can I say. Amazing, Fabulous, Terrific, Caring, Wonderful, and more. Ben made the trip for us. you have a lovely polished gem in that young man.
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  • MJ
    Written on May 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just returned from an escorted tour to Western Canada and had an amazing time. The Tour Director, Ben Hutchinson, was brilliant. Before I even left the UK, I had an e-mail from him introducing himself, confirming the arrangements when I arrived at the airport and suggesting suitable clothing in respect of the weather we might expect. It was a shock to me to find that I was the only one from the UK on the tour but he made sure we all mixed and I certainly didn't feel an 'odd one out'. His knowledge of the places we visited was phenomenal and he gave us lots of quirky facts which made it more interesting and entertaining. His planning was meticulous even to giving us all a packed lunch when an unexpected heavy snowfall meant that we might not have time to stop and buy lunch. He also made sure there were frequent comfort stops, much appreciated! He gave us samples of local food and drink, which we all enjoyed, and there were bottles of water, at the back of the coach, which we could buy, as he impressed on us the importance of keeping hydrated. His enthusiasm was infectious and made the holiday one to remember. I don't think any of us will think of Canada without remembering the song he kept playing which said that Canada was ' rocks and trees and trees and rocks and rocks and trees and trees and rocks and ...... water'. I had a whale of a time and much of this was because of Ben.
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Vancouver
  2. Day 2: Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)
  3. Day 3: Victoria Sightseeing and Free Time
  4. Day 4: Victoria – Sea-to-Sky Highway – Whistler (2 Nights)
  5. Day 5: Whistler Sightseeing and Free Time
  6. Day 6: Whistler – Sun Peaks
  7. Day 7: Sun Peaks – Rocky Mountain National Park – Banff (2 Nights)
  8. Day 8: Banff Sightseeing and Free Time
  9. Day 9: Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper
  10. Day 10: Jasper Sightseeing – VIA Rail’s The Canadian (3 Nights)
  11. Day 11 - 13: On Board The Canadian
  12. Day 13: Arrive Toronto (2 Nights)
  13. Day 14: Niagara Peninsula Excursion
  14. Day 15: Depart Toronto

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 4,180 km.
  • Vancouver (Canada)
  • 94 km
  • Victoria (Canada)
  • 61 km
  • Chemainus (Canada)
  • 96 km
  • Squamish (Canada)
  • 48 km
  • Whistler (Canada)
  • 232 km
  • Sun Peaks (Canada)
  • 286 km
  • Banff National Park (Canada)
  • 22 km
  • Lake Louise (Canada)
  • 207 km
  • Jasper (Canada)
  • 3,000 km
  • Toronto (Canada)
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