Snow Train – Canadian Train from Vancouver to Toronto

Snow Train 1Have you finalized your winter travel plans? If not, why not do something different and travel on the snow train from Vancouver to Toronto? Nothing shows you Canada like the train. Book your 2022 winter vacation with Vacations by Rail now and save up to $800 per couple. The link also has an itinerary. There are still some slots open and available. Check out their site for dates and times. 

Tour Description

While on the snow train, you’ll pass shimmering lakes and towering forests across the “big sky” prairies for three nights. A stop for three nights in Jasper, nestled in the Canadian Rockies is a delightful experience you will remember forever. Continue your journey with one more overnight rail travel through majestic mountains to Vancouver and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Snow Train - Food CarTravel in the comfort of your private sitting room by day and bedroom by night. Enjoy delicious meals and outstanding service. Your Toronto overnight ensures that you are at the station in plenty of time while still having the opportunity to see the highlights of this cosmopolitan city. With 4 total nights aboard the train, you will experience the time-honored care that makes rail travel so popular. Your Skyline Car provides an ideal vantage point for spectacular photographs. Your morning arrival in Vancouver has you refreshed and ready to explore Vancouver.

Highlights and Inclusions

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  • Transfer from Toronto Airport to Toronto hotel
  • Toronto CityPass
  • Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
  • Four nights aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian in Sleeper Plus in a private single or double with access to the dome cars and lounges
  • Transfer from VIA Rail station to Vancouver hotel
  • Hotel taxes, GST, and service charges on all included features

Train and Hotel Accommodations

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Hotels include the Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (or similar). VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be of similar quality and amenities.

Snow Train - CN TowerThis snow train package spends one night in Toronto and Vancouver, however, should you choose to stay additional days in either city the necessary arrangements can be made for you. While in town, you might enjoy some of the following activities in these cities.

Vancouver Activities

Snow Train 1 - VancouverZip-Lining on Grouse Mountain – Zip above snow-covered evergreen trees, over icy cliffs, and even into the vertigo-inducing canyon between Grouse Mountain and a neighboring peak.

The Museum of Vancouver – Vancouver focused exhibitions and programs that encourage dynamic conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories, starting with an exhibition on the Musqueam First Nation’s ancient landscape and living culture.

Ice Skating on Hillcrest Rink – This gorgeous venue that served as the 2010 Olympic curling facility is open all year and offers public skating and skate lessons for all ages and abilities. You can rent skates during public skate and lesson times.

This sounds like an awesome trip, and the views must be breathtaking. Please let me know if you’ve been on this trip or do it in the near future. Would love to hear about your adventure. Happy travels.

Toronto Activities

Snow Train - CN TowerCN Tower – Canada’s most celebrated architectural triumph with Toronto’s most spectacular views – day or night. Explore two observation levels up to 1,136 ft.  This Toronto must-see is a world-class entertainment and dining destination.

Steam Whistle Brewery – Learn how Canada’s Premium Pilsner is made, meet their friendly staff, and enjoy a sample of their beer. You’ll learn why Steam Whistle was designated one of Toronto’s “green buildings” and about their railway history. Tours will educate and entertain!

Ripley’s Aquarium – Enter the ocean realm and come face to face with thousands of fascinating fishes and menacing sea creatures, everything from barracudas, to rays, to jellyfish, octopi, moray eels, and giant sharks!

Lookout Tower 1This sounds like an amazing trip and I would love to take it one day. I haven’t been to Toronto (close, but not yet) but we have been to Vancouver a few times and enjoyed seeing the Lookout Tower Harbour Centre.  Such amazing views from the top. I can’t imagine what views we would see on the train trip. Hopefully one day. If you have been, please leave a comment and share your experience. I would love to hear about your experience.

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