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Canada & Alaska - Rail Vacations

There is nothing quite like seeing Canada by rail. No matter where you’re going, your vacation begins as soon as you board the train. From coast to coast, through mountains, prairies, forests and skylines, enjoy a unique perspective on Canada in the comfort and convenience of modern rail.

Rail travel is definitely Anderson’s most popular way to travel in Canada & Alaska, whether it be with the Alaska Railroad linking up Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks, Rocky Mountaineer in the Canadian Rockies, or VIA Rail right across the rest of Canada, we have a diversity of rail options for all types of travelling clientele.

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Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) Prices From: $2555

This itinerary offers a shorter version of the Ultimate Western Discovery, giving you the best of the Rockies without sacrificing any of the highlights Western Canada has to offer. You can choose to travel with Rocky Mountaineer on the daylight service which overnights in Kamloops, or with VIA Rail in a cabin, staying onboard the train.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) Prices From: $2,045

One of our most popular itineraries, this trip combines the highlights of Ontario and Québec into a comprehensive rail package. Enjoy the diversity of Toronto and the historical landmarks and French culture of Québec as you travel with VIA Rail.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) Prices From: $4,790

Departing and returning to Vancouver this comprehensive Western Canada itinerary combines Rocky Mountaineer, VIA Rail and BC Ferries to see the Canadian Rockies, Northern British Columbia, the inside passage and Vancouver Island.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) Prices From: $7369

Treat yourself and experience the world renowned Fairmont properties, rich in history, resplendent in natural beauty and nestled in awe inspiring locations. Your journey through the spectacular Canadian Rockies will be complimented by these grandeur hotels.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) Prices From: $2,715

Each day this journey will offer you new experiences, scenery and sightseeing as you travel through the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick to the coast of Nova Scotia.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) Prices From: $4009

Connecting the landscapes of snowy peak mountains, lush forests and emerald lakes with big blue skies, wide open spaces and freshwater lakes you will experience the warm hospitality of crossing the prairie provinces.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) Prices From: $4,785

Our most popular package, this comprehensive itinerary combines the renowned Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour across the Rockies with the highlights of the best of British Columbia and Alberta. Explore vibrant seaside cities before travelling across the Rockies by train viewing breathtaking landscapes, majestic mountains and picturesque mountain villages.

Duration: 18 Days (17 Nights) Prices From: $6045

Rail is a relaxing way to view the spectacular changing scenery as you travel across each diverse province. You will experience varied landscapes and culture from the vibrancy of the Pacific Coast to the hospitality and lively music of the Atlantic Maritimes on the East Coast.

Duration: Classic Tour - 20 Days (19 Nights) Prices From: $6,730

This tour provides a combination of the Alaska and Yukon Full Circle Tour with a cruise down the Inside Passage with Holland America Line. Enjoy the services of a knowledgeable driver-guide as you travel by land from Calgary to Whitehorse and then relax and rejuvenate on your cruise to Vancouver.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $625

Travel with VIA Rail to Niagara Falls for an action packed experience. Explore the tunnels and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above at the Journey Behind the Falls. Feel the wrath of mother nature as the floor tilts and trembles beneath at the 4D Niagara Fury. Experience an exhilarating helicopter tour over the falls.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $418

the 1000 Islands is a boater’s paradise, fisherman’s playground, hiker’s haven and a cyclist’s waterfront adventure and it’s easy to see why it’s regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Featuring two world famous UNESCO designated sites including Frontenac Arch Biosphere and Rideau Heritage Route and amid the spectacular scenery of lush woodlands, rock and cobalt-blue water, the 1,864 islands that make up the 1000 Islands truly lives up to its reputation as a world-class waterfront destination.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) Prices From: $1,605

Duration: 4 Day (3 Nights) Prices From: $652

Travel to the beautiful Kluane National Park, then south to the top of Alaska's inside passage. A short cruise by ferry along the Pacific coastline brings you to Skagway, gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) Prices From: $769

Its shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and deep canyons surrounded by mountain peaks are all easy to explore from the relaxed charming township of Jasper.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) Prices From: $639

Combine these two vibrant cities with VIA Rail. Immerse yourself in Canada's French culture, going from the metropolitan city of Montreal to the historic and elegant city of Quebec

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights) Prices From: $1209

From culture to coast, travel from the French influenced province of Quebec, through New Brunswick to the east coast province of Nova Scotia.

Duration: 7Days (6 Nights) Prices From: $1255

Experience the highlights of central Canada. From the multi-cultural diversity of Toronto, to the historical landmarks and French culture of Quebec.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) Prices From: $2,285

This is the perfect add-on at the end or beginning of an Alaska cruise.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) Prices From: $4065

Enjoy some of the most breathtaking and varied rail scenery found anywhere in the world on this route.

Duration: 8 Day (7 Nights) Prices From: $1,515

Explore the highlights and diversity of Ontario. From the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, to the fury of Niagara Falls, the tranquility of the Thousand Islands and the history and elegant architecture of Ottawa.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) Prices From: $3195

See the Rockies from 2 different perspectives; travel out by rail and return by guided coach. Travel through the heart of the majestic Canadian Rockies and return through the stunning Okanagan region, known for its dry, sunny climate, wineries, lakeshore communities and relaxed lifestyle.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) Prices From: $1975

Combine the highlights of these three scenic cities. Explore the vibrant metropolitan city of Vancouver, see the unique white beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium, try the the tree-top walk at Capilano Suspension Bridge, wander along English Bay and shop on Robson street. In Victoria visit the renowned Butchart Gardens, with over 22 hectares of colourful gardens. In Whistler you can join in one of the many adventure activities or just wander through this picturesque alpine resort.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) Prices From: $2519

Travel by train through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this week long journey from the prairies through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) Prices From: $4615

Experience the 2 day/1 night train through the Rockies before joining the VIA Rail for your 3 day journey across the prairie provinces to Toronto.

Alaska offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences unrivaled by any other destination in the world. Known as America’s “Last Frontier”, Alaska is home to some of the largest national parks and forests in the U.S. The rugged wilderness, breathtaking views, and wild adventures will entice you to return and experience something new each time. From world-class fishing, to endless outdoor activities year-around, to viewing wildlife first-hand in its natural habitat, there is something for everyone in the family in Alaska.

Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. Filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels. Dazzling peaks, ancient glaciers, turquoise lakes and Banff and Jasper national parks define Alberta’s iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Along the province’s southern rolling foothills, visitors can discover the rich culture of First Nations communities. To the east, the red-hued Canadian Badlands where dinosaur adventures abound. This province is more than just a place to visit; it is a place to truly experience.

British Columbia is the kingdom of abundance. Where glaciated mountains stand over an unruly Pacific. Rainforests wrap cities. Nature shapes culture. The wild breathing life back into the wild within.This abundant, nurturing landscape has sustained ancient societies for 10,000 years. And today, some of those settlements have grown into cities that cling to the edge of wilderness, and won’t let go. People visit and live in BC to be within arm’s reach of nature’s richness. To ski world-renowned resorts, surf Pacific swells, swim in clear mountain lakes, hike to a glacier and back in a day. And all that activity breathes energy into British Columbia's culture of hospitality.

There is no experience quite like Manitoba. There is nothing like feeling your heart race as a polar bear strides silently mere metres away. Nowhere else holds the absolute calm of Manitoba’s many fly-in fishing lodges. Nothing thrills like immersing yourself in the different worlds that Winnipeg, our capital city has to offer. Here, our many cultures are ready to welcome you. Canada’s heart beats here. Let yours beat with it.

New Brunswick’s three unique coastlines, miles of untouched nature and panoramic views will capture hearts and camera lenses, alike. The bustling cities and charming villages each adorn unique culture and authentic cuisine. The infectious Acadian “joie de vivre” gets toes tapping. The Bay of Fundy is home to multiple UNESCO biosphere reserves and the highest tides in the world. These are best experienced at the famous Hopewell Rocks; where you can walk the ocean floor and 6 hours later, kayak the tides that have risen over four stories high.

Welcome to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the most easterly edge of North America. This is where the sun rises first and where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago. This place is home to the oldest settlement and the oldest city in North America, but is the youngest province of Canada. A vast land, with a relatively small population, Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Here, you can immerse yourself in wilderness solitude one day and embrace a vibrant culture at the cutting edge of the contemporary western world the next.

Create a Magical Northern Adventure in the Northwest Territories. View awesome displays of Northern Lights at midnight in autumn and winter. Fish for world class trophies on one of our super-sized lakes in the long days of northern summer. Or you could drive across the Arctic Circle to the amazing Mackenzie Delta, on the Dempster Highway.

Nova Scotia is home to stunning natural beauty, an exciting and diverse culture, a rich heritage and breathtaking experiences. With iconic sites such as Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Halifax Citadel, Halifax’s star-shaped fortress, the Cape Breton Highland’s Skyline Trail, located along the Cabot Trail and our newest UNESCO Site, the Landscape of Grand Pré, in the Annapolis Valley, there is no shortage of world-class attractions to explore.

The breathtaking four-seasonal palette of Ontario's vast wilderness, endless forests and abundant wildlife, awaits. Whether you want to reconvene with nature or lose yourself in the excitement of the most multiculturally diverse and socially cohesive region on Earth, you've come to the right place. Let Ontario surprise you with the striking beauty of her scenery and welcome you with the warmth of her people.

Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's premier vacation destinations and a truly unique location for visitors. The coastline offers some of the most stunning vistas in the world. The rolling green hills and scenic farmland keep visitors’ cameras busy as they explore unspoiled beauty. Whether it’s a relaxing day on the beach, a sea kayaking adventure, a round of golf, or an evening at the theatre there is something for everyone. Once visitors have worked up an appetite, local cuisine is everywhere. Visitors can enjoy the bounty of the land or impossibly fresh lobsters, oysters, and mussels at cafés and restaurants throughout the island.

Discover Québec ... an immense province that occupies the northeastern-most corner of North America, unique for its history, language and culture. A place of freedom and creativity at the crossroads of the Old and the New World, where tradition and innovation combine with a contagious energy and joie de vivre! Discover an exceptional destination, four distinct seasons, an incredible natural heritage, an enriching human experience. Multi-faceted geography, diverse landscapes, vegetation and climate, and a rich history spanning five centuries, from colonial regime to the present-day challenge of maintaining the cultural vitality of this unique culture in North America!

Saskatchewan is one big, beautiful place. Land and sky are ever-present influences. Nature is always in your backyard. Overhead, dramatic “Living Skies” command attention. Sunsets reveal colours rarely seen. Brilliant sunshine prolongs summer days and warms the chill of winter. Night skies (some of the darkest in North America) showcase the infinite wonders of the cosmos.The hospitality here is second-to-none. Visitors are immediately made to feel like part of the community, like a member of the family. No matter what part of Saskatchewan you choose to explore, no matter how long you decide to stay, the essence of this place will make a memorable impression.

Canada’s Yukon is world renowned as a legendary land filled with Klondike Gold Rush history, pristine wilderness and natural phenomena, like the midnight sun and the northern lights. The territory is also blessed with teeming wildlife, mighty heritage rivers, and a unique arts and culture that speak to the people who are drawn by the spirit of the north. Home of Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan, this magical territory offers a larger than life experience to its visitors.

This luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies.

From coast to coast, through mountains, prairies, forests and cities you can explore all regions of Canada from the comfort and convenience of modern rail with VIA Rail

Travelling with Alaska Railroad on their popular routes allows you to see sparking salmon streams, stands of birch and spruce trees, carpets of firewweed and dramatic purple landscape, as well as spectacular views of Mt. McKinley

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