Trans Canada Train

July 15 -  25 or August 5 - 15, 2022

(11 days)

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TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Airfare ABQ to Toronto / Vancouver to ABQ (not including baggage and in-flight charges)

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach

  • 6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels

  • Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)

  • A comfy seat on the train (see box for upgrade options) for 4 nights

  • 7 meals (See Train Upgrade Options)

  • Admission to all listed attractions

  • Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director

  • All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)

 

**PASSPORT REQUIRED**

$5,335 Double Occupancy, per person

$6,155 Single Occupancy

DEPOSIT: $200 per person now holds your place

 

July 15 Departure

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: February 15, 2022

CANCELLATION FEES:

None through February 15

$200 - February 16 - March 22, 2022

$2,800 - March 23 - May 18, 2022

100% after May 18, 2022

August 5 Departure

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 8, 2022

 

CANCELLATION FEES:

None - Through March 8, 2022

$200 -  March 9 - April 11, 2022

$2,800 -  April 12 - June 8, 2022

100% -  After June 8, 2022

 

TRAVEL PROTECTION IS ENCOURAGED

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The Canadian, the Trans-Canada train route from Toronto to Vancouver, is one of the world's greatest train rides. SUN TOURS expands on the experience, beginning, middle and end. We start with an amazing Niagara Falls experience. After crossing forests and plains, we disembark for three nights to explore the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we visit Victoria's stunning Butchart Gardens. This is truly the trip of a lifetime!

 

Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D

 

DAY 1                          

We fly to Toronto and check into our hotel. 

 

DAY 2              B, L

Today we explore Niagara Falls.  We start with a cruise on the Hornblower that takes us under the falls - be sure to wear your provided slicker!  Next is Skylon Observation Tower, where we will see the complete 360 degree view and have lunch. Then, we return to Toronto where we enjoy a city tour before dinner on our own.


DAY 3             B

All aboard! Our train departs early this morning. We head west.

 

DAY 4      DAY 5

Our three day train ride passes through the forests of the Canadian Shield and on to the endless prairie and expansive farms of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  We enter the prettiest part of our journey past Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, across the Yellowhead Pass over the Continental Divide, and down to Jasper. Our journey parallels the Yellowhead Route, Canada's original route of western exploration.  

DAY 6        L

We detrain in Jasper to begin our sightseeing of the fabulous Canadian Rockies. First stop is Maligne Canyon whose depth and narrowness are astonishing. The route along the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff is one of the most scenic in the Canadian Rockies. Jagged, glacier-covered peaks line both sides of the narrow valley. Wildlife is often seen along the way. After a visit to Athabasca Falls we reach the Columbia Icefield Centre. We board a giant snowcoach for a ride on the Athabasca Glacier, then savor a delicious lunch. We stop at turquoise-colored Peyto Lake, a rare gem. We lodge two nights in Banff.

 

DAY 7        B

Beautiful Banff awaits our exploration.  This morning we can enjoy free time or join a driving tour of Banff. The drive stops at Surprise Corner, where we see Bow Falls, Hoodoo Viewpoint, Cascade Rock Garden, and many other sites. In the afternoon, we ride gondola cars up Sulphur Mountain, named for the two sulphurous hot springs found on its lower slopes. The awe inspiring, 360-degree views of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley  and the town of Banff will amaze us. 

DAY  8        B

We board our coach for our return to Jasper, where we'll have free time in the afternoon and lodge one night.

DAY 9        

Our old friend, the Canadian, is waiting to take us on our overnight and final leg of our trans-Canada journey.  

DAY 10

We arrive in Vancouver, depart our train and board the ferry to Victoria across the scenic Strait of Georgia. It is a short drive to Butchart Gardens where a profusion of color greets us. Flowers of every description grace this old limestone quarry, now a National Historic Site. It takes 50 full-time gardeners to tend its 45 lush acres! We lodge one night at the Hotel Grand Pacific on Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour.

DAY 11       B
We return to the mainland by ferry and into Vancouver, a gorgeous city with mountains in the background and the sea in the foreground.  From Vancouver we'll head home.

 

This itinerary is subject to change.

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