Canadian rail holidays
Evoking the pioneer spirit of the past, Canadian rail holidays are thrilling opportunities to see the best of this beautiful country. From the metropolitan cities and forested landscapes of the east, to the dramatic mountain ranges and rugged vistas of the west, train journeys showcase Canada's diverse landscapes and captivating cultures free from the pressures of road or air travel.
Our Canada rail tours cover the country, from the rugged coastline of New Brunswick to the soaring peaks of the Canadian Rockies (via the sweeping plains of Manitoba and Saskatchewan). Travel on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, follow the wildlife-rich banks of the Fraser River on board VIA Rail’s Skeena, cross the country on ‘The Canadian’, or wake to new landscapes on the overnight Ocean train.
Canadian rail holidays with Titan
We’ve been showing our customers the best of Canada for more than 30 years – in fact, Canada was one of the very first destinations we chose for our escorted tours. It’s a vast country, so rail travel is a fantastic (and hassle-free) way to see it.
For train journeys across Canada, we travel on ‘The Canadian’, which takes us from Toronto to Jasper, passing through the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. This epic four-day journey is just one element of our ‘Trans Canadian Rail Odyssey’, though – once we’ve explored the mountains, we’ll board Rocky Mountaineer to take us west to Vancouver.
Speaking of Rocky Mountaineer, it offers a particularly special way to experience the Canadian Rockies by rail – think plush seats, beautifully prepared meals and talented onboard Hosts to impart information every step of the way. Rocky Mountaineer journeys across Alberta and British Columbia take place during the day to ensure passengers receive the best possible views, and include stops and accommodation at settlements across the Rockies.
Whether you opt for a cross-country journey, Rocky Mountaineer, or one of our shorter train journeys (the afternoon-long Skeena route on ‘Scenic Spectacular’ or the overnight Ocean train on ‘Great Cities of Eastern Canada’), you’ll enjoy all the usual Titan benefits: VIP door-to-door transfers, a knowledgeable tour manager and an expertly planned itinerary.View all Canadian Rail Journeys
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A visa is required for visitors who fly to Canada from 15 March 2016, and there are two options available to obtain an Electronic Tourist Authorisation (eTA). Applications for the eTA can be completed online - www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp. The cost is currently CAD $7 per person. If you do not wish to apply online, please refer to the CIBTvisas section for details on how to obtain an eTA (charges are currently £46 per person).
The visa is valid for multiple entries and for 5 years from the day of issue or until your passport expires, whichever is sooner. Travel requirements for entry by land or sea have not changed.
One of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the world, the Rockies are an ideal environment to discover by rail. Known as the ‘backbone’ of North America, the Rockies run up from the United States through the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
Beyond the mountains themselves, our rail tours showcase the highlights of the Canadian Rockies - from idyllic settlements like Banff and Jasper, to epic natural wonders, like the Columbia Icefield and the Athabasca Glacier. The Rockies burst with life at every turn – don’t be surprised to spot black bears, deer or even the odd wolf peering through the trees and rock formations either side of the track.
Pacific Coast & Alaska
Our rail tours can easily be incorporated into wider adventures on cruises up and down the Pacific coast. Cruises leave from the bustling port city of Vancouver, before heading into the spectacular Inside Passage towards Alaska. Explore idyllic coastal settlements (like Skagway and Ketchikan), historic cultural attractions, and tracts of unspoilt wilderness, including the epic Sawyer Glacier.
For a comprehensive tour of Canada, cross the country by rail. ‘Trans-Canadian Rail Odyssey’ begins in Toronto, a vibrant cultural centre situated right on the shores of Lake Ontario. After a stop in Niagara, the tours travel through the rural landscapes of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan before moving into the national parks of Alberta and the imposing Rocky Mountains. Leaving Alberta, the tour heads into British Columbia, visiting the isolated mountain settlement of Kamloops, before reaching the west coast and the city of Vancouver.
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