Across Lakeland, Prairies and Soaring Mountain Peaks

The Canadian Service - Toronto to Vancouver

VIA Rail - The Canadian

VIA Rail’s flagship service links Canada’s largest city Toronto and cosmopolitan Vancouver. Crossing the Northern Ontario Lakelands, the wide open prairies and the Rockies, this rail journey is one of the longest in the world, taking four days to complete.

Linking Toronto and Vancouver, the Canadian is one of the world's most legendary and popular rail journeys. Whether for its breathtaking landscapes, its attentive and courteous service or its outstanding dining, this train provides a lifetime of memories for thousands of visitors to Canada every year.

You don’t have to do the full journey or complete it in one go. Break the trip in Winnipeg and see the Polar bears in Churchill; in Jasper or Edmonton and explore the Rockies. You can also use it as a one-way trip between Vancouver and Jasper, the scenery is stunning.

The Canadian Train Journey Highlights

  • 4-night journey across Canada between Toronto and Vancouver
  • Travel via Winnipeg, Edmonton and Jasper
  • Prestige Class for ultimate luxury and refinement onboard
  • All meals are included in Sleeper Plus

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4 Nights
FROM £1419 Per Person

Based on a Sleeper Cabin for 2

VIA Rail - The Canadian
FROM £1419 Per Person

The Canadian


Prestige Class

Prestige Class provides an unforgettable rail experience. The car features 13 bedrooms offering elegant contemporary décor.

50% larger cabin than in Sleeper Plus Cabin for 2
60% larger window than Sleeper Plus Cabin for 2
Modular leather L-shaped couch by day and a bed for two by night facing the window
Private washroom with shower
A flat-screen TV with video selection
Minibar stocked with a selection of beverages
Electric radiant heated cabin floors and walls

The Prestige Park Car offers unique features that ensure an extraordinarily enjoyable journey. Spectacular views, complimentary bar service, snacks and speciality coffees, varied activities such as wine tastings, and interactive talks on local history, geography and culture are all part of the experience. The car includes a Prestige Class cabin and a wheelchair-accessible cabin.

Class and comfort
Prestige Class offers the following exclusive benefits:

Personalised dedicated service provided by the Prestige Concierge
Spacious, comfortable and luxurious cabins
Priority access to the following services: checked baggage; reservations in the dining car, offering delicious meals prepared by onboard Chefs
All-inclusive bar service
Access to the Prestige Park, Skyline and Panorama*
Cars where you can meet fellow travellers, participate In numerous engaging activities, and enjoy the superb views of Canada’s stunning landscapes.


Offers cosy accommodation, cuisine prepared by the onboard chef and impeccable service. Let yourself be gently rocked by the peaceful rhythm of the train in a berth, a cabin for one or two or a suite in VIA Rail's Sleeper Plus.

Sleeper Plus Accommodation Types

Upper and Lower Berths: Berth accommodation is the most economical of VIA Rail’s sleeping cars. By day, the two berths transform into two double seats that face each other. By night, the double seats give way to two cosy, comfortable beds, each equipped with a reinforced privacy curtain. Washroom and shower facilities are located only a few metres away in the same car.

Cabin for 1: The smallest sleeping car accommodation is the private cabin for 1. By day, you will enjoy a comfortable seat, and by night a cosy bed. Each cabin includes a fan, electrical outlet, private toilet & sink. The door locks from the inside and the shower are only a few metres down the hall.

Cabin for 2: Each cabin features two armchairs, a small closet, fan, electrical outlet, private toilet & sink. The door locks from the inside and the shower are only a few metres down the hall. By night, the armchairs collapse to make way for comfortable upper and lower bunks.

Park Car - panoramas and elegance: The Park car at the rear of the train has three separate salons. The Dome is an upper observation deck, where you have 360- degree views of impressive landscapes. Below, in the curved 1950s-style bar, you’ll be served aperitifs and a choice of fine wines. In the Bullet Lounge, with its wrap-around windows, you can settle back in stylish armchairs with a cup of afternoon tea and read one of the varieties of newspapers and magazines available.

The Dining Car: Your Sleeper Plus fare includes all meals appropriate to your journey. The dining car is elegant yet casual. Passengers find that its style and ambience combine with the spectacular views outside to create a special mood - whether at breakfast, lunch or any of the three evening sittings.


Offering spacious seats with electrical outlets. Meals are not included but light meals and drinks are available to purchase. You also have access to the skyline car, a glass dome viewing area and lounge. Economy fares are available on request.


Click here to view the schedule and contact us today if you need anymore information. We are the UK's official agent for VIA Rail.


Our Awards

We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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