Two of the most iconic names in Canadian travel have combined to create a classic itinerary to celebrate this country’s 150th birthday. The Great Canadian Railway Adventure is a 20-day cross-country luxury train trip designed by VIA Rail Canada and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts departing weekly through Oct. 11.
During the journey from Vancouver to Quebec City, participants will see the best Canada has to offer while staying at landmark Fairmont hotels, including the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, Fairmont Winnipeg, Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, a choice of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth (upon re-opening in June) or Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile in Montreal (a sister brand to Fairmont), and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. Four nights are also spent on the train.
Guests can follow a pre-curated itinerary or create their own custom experience, with experiences such as strolling the beaches of English Bay or cycling through Stanley Park in Vancouver, attending performances in Winnipeg and visiting the CN Tower in Toronto, to touring the National Art Gallery in Ottawa, exploring the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal and taking in the majesty of Niagara Falls.
Of course, between stops, Canada’s changing landscape, from the Rockies to the farmhouses of rural Quebec will unfold.
The price of The Great Canadian Railway Adventure starts at $11,988 p.p., and includes a special VIA Rail commemorative bundle.