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Canada’s History and Rail Travel Tours

August 24, 2017

Canada’s Great War Album Tour

August 24–September 2, 2018 (8 nights + 1 overnight flight)

Join a tour of Canada’s military history unlike any other! Limited spots available. 

Canada’s History magazine editor Mark Reid will accompany you on a tour of Canada’s First World War sites while sharing compelling and personal stories from Canada’s Great War Album. Visit Vimy Ridge and Ypres, and follow in the footsteps of the Canadian Corps on the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. 

This unique tour will also visit Dieppe, Normandy, Mont-Saint Michel, and Paris. 

The tour includes: 8 nights in handpicked hotels, breakfast daily, three-course dinners with beer or wine, multilingual tour director, private deluxe motor coach, guided sightseeing and select entrance fees, two lectures delivered by Mark Reid,  and a copy of Canada’s Great War Album

Overnight stays: overnight flight, Lille (3 nights), Normandy Coast (2 nights), St. Malo (1 night), Paris (2 nights). 

Learn more and reserve your spot by visiting or call 1-800-742-1731. 

Heritage of Halifax Rail Tour

December 2–9, 2017 (7 days & 6 nights — Toronto Departure)

“Early bookings will enjoy a Halifax Harbour view room”

Reserve your space now to experience the heritage of Halifax on this 7 day/6 night package roundtrip by rail from Toronto to the Maritimes during the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.

Start by travelling by train to Montreal to overnight and enjoy a heritage tour here the following day. Those on the tour will also enjoy the scenery from Canada’s oldest named passenger train The Ocean that travels (through New Brunswick) between Montreal, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In Halifax and on the East Coast the package includes visits to museums such as the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Saint Patrick’s Church (that withstood the explosion) heritage exhibit and scheduled ceremonies with their displays and memorials related to the 100th anniversary that rocked this city on the Atlantic.

The package includes overnight accommodations (1 night each way) on the train, Montreal (1 night) and Halifax (4 nights), visits to the Halifax Citadel, Pier 21, Maritime Command Museum, learn about the community’s connection to the sinking of the RMS Titanic, visit to Peggy’s Cove, group lobster dinner and more. 

Accommodations on the train are in Train Berths or Train Rooms.

Contact us at our toll-free phone number for pricing details roundtrip travelling from Toronto, Winnipeg or Vancouver.

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Superior Colours & Heritage of Northern Ontario Tour

Thursday September 28–Monday October 2, 2017

Enjoy northern Ontario’s scenery and heritage with this 5-day/4-night annual tour combining fall colours, historic boats, modern buses, and trains. Roundtrip from Toronto, this always popular tour features a visit to the steamship SS Keewatin and a lunch cruise on the RMS Segwun. Trip highlights also include a Dynamic Earth Nickel mining presentation, Northern Ontario Railway Museum, White River Museum, Muskoka Heritage Centre, and much more. Package includes hotel stays, rail and bus trips, heritage attractions, most meals and additional heritage presentations.

$1,055.00 CDN +HST (per person). Single supplement $300.00 Advance booking bonuses if you call today with your deposit for the tour. 

Celebrate Canada 150th & Canadian Mountains in Spring — SOLD OUT

Tuesday, June 20–Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Reserve your space now for this historic and comprehensive rail tour roundtrip from Toronto (or other Canadian cities) to Prince Rupert, BC to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. This tour will allow you to experience the heritage, size and scenery of the country including the Canadian Shield, Boreal Forests, Prairies, Rocky and Coastal Mountains, meals on the trains, hotel stays, all daylight mountain views, heritage and natural attractions and more.

Highlights include travel on VIA Rail’s Canadian (enjoying the train’s sleeping car accommodations, domed observation areas and lounges) and the Jasper to Prince Rupert dome car trains in Touring Class. Enjoy meals on the Canadian, prepared by VIA’s chefs, in the trains’ dining car and while on the Jasper to Prince Rupert train meals will be brought right to your assigned seat in the Panorama Dome car — you won’t miss a thing!

The tour includes hotel stays in Jasper, for 4 nights (2 nights each way); 2 nights in Prince George and 2 nights in Prince Rupert as well as a special banquet to celebrate Canada’s 150th at an awe aspiring location with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. Featuring visits to Jasper National Park, Columbia Icefields, North Pacific Cannery Historic Site, Cow’s Bay shopping village, Museum of Northern BC, Maligne Lake Boat Cruise, Jasper Skytram, Winnipeg Railway Museum, and additional heritage and exclusive experiences for those that join us.

Price $ 5,795.00 CDN + HST per person in a Train Section based on double occupancy.

Price $ 6,895.00 CDN + HST per person in a Train Room based on double occupancy. Single supplement $800.00

Call at the number below to ask how you can start in Halifax to go coast to coast or roundtrip from Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, or Vancouver while space remains.

Belugas & Heritage of Churchill

Tuesday, August 8 – Monday, August 14, 2017

All aboard with Canada’s History & Rail Travel Tours to enjoy the heritage of Northern Manitoba. The tours will include unique heritage learning experiences, special behind the scenes tours and guest speakers EXCLUSIVELY featured on these Canadian travel experiences.

Roundtrip from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba by rail to experience the amazing heritage and wildlife of Northern Manitoba during the summer. This 7 day/6 nights tour features all train meals and sleeping accommodation(s) on the train and hotel stay in Churchill. Beluga whale watching and Fort Prince of Wales Tour, Cape Merry Historic Site and Hudson Bay shoreline tours. Visits to Parks Canada interpretive centre, the Eskimo Museum (with its renowned collection of Inuit art), Port of Churchill and additional heritage experiences. There will also be time to go shopping or visit the Anglican Church with the historic Lady Franklin window. Package includes hotel stays, rail trips, transfers, heritage attractions and presentations, most meals, Tour Director, detailed tour info kit and more.

Price: $ 2,695.00 CDN + GST per person in Train Semi Private Section Or $2,995.00 + GST in a Train Cabin (per person) based on double occupancy. Single supplement $300.00.

York Factory & HBC Fur Trade Tour

Tuesday, September 5–Saturday,  September 9, 2017

Roundtrip from Winnipeg this 5 day/4 nights this guided tour combines a Northern Manitoba rail journey and visit to isolated York Factory. Fur trade routes are viewed from the train’s windows (1 night on the train each way) between Winnipeg and Gillam, Manitoba and a 2-night stay in Gillam. The highlight will be the boat day trip from Gillam on the Nelson & Hayes Rivers reliving historic York boat routes — without all the paddling and pain! View the (failed) Port Nelson site with its long abandoned bridge and then immerse yourself in Hudson Bay Company heritage at York Factory’s warehouse, built in 1831, where the historic fur trade stays frozen in time and on display throughout the building and area. Watch for beluga whales in Hudson Bay and other wildlife when returning to Gillam to again overnight and return to Winnipeg by train. Package includes sleeping car space on the train, Gillam hotel stay, tour guide, local presenters, added heritage attractions, Thompson, MB visit, all meals, tour info kit and more.

Train Semi Private Section (per person) $ 2,795.00 + GST
Train Cabin (per person) $3,395.00 + GST. Single supplement $500.00

When you book this trip Canada’s History Society receives a commission which goes to support our educational and outreach programs.

Reserve your spot today or ask for more information how you can ride the rails of history!

Call Rail Travel Tours toll-free at 1-866-704-3528 to process your deposit and reserve your space, and for more information on how you can ride the rails of history.


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