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Canada’s History

Posted July 6, 2022

All aboard to celebrate Canada’s history with Rail Travel Tours, travelling Canada by rail to the Atlantic, Pacific or Arctic coast.

Hudson Bay Buggies & Bears

Enjoy the amazing heritage and wildlife of Northern Manitoba.

Sunday October 23 to Saturday October 29, 2022

Roundtrip from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Travelling to Churchill by rail, this 7-day, 6-night tour combines the annual polar bear migration and heritage of Northern Manitoba. Featuring sleeping car space (2 nights each direction), guests will enjoy views of the passing prairies, Canadian Shield, Taiga and Arctic biomes from the train windows! Includes 3 days and 2 nights in Churchill with the highlight being a full day on the world-famous Tundra Buggy wildlife excursion. Enjoy a town orientation and Cape Merry National Historic Site tour and a half-day outing along the shoreline of Hudson Bay to look for wildlife and learn about the area’s ecology and history with local guides. Visit the Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, and enjoy heritage & cultural presentations. Includes most meals, a detailed tour information kit, and more.

Train Section/Berths: $3,895.00 — Train Cabin-2: $4,495.00 (per person double occupancy) — Single supplement (Train Cabin-1) add $800.00.

Final payment deadline is September 8, 2022

Suggested pre- and post-tour nights at hotels (usually located close to the train stations) to start and end your trip can be booked for you by us — depending on availability. Applicable taxes added to the above prices based on departure city.

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.

Heritage of Halifax and the Sinking of the Titanic

Bonus: First 10 bookings will receive a souvenir book.

Wednesday April 12 to Monday April 17, 2023

Roundtrip from Toronto, Kingston or Ottawa (through Montreal); experience the scenic rail journey through Canada’s Atlantic region and discover the RMS Titanic's links to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This six-day, five-night tour features sleeping car accommodation to and from Montreal and Halifax on VIA Rail’s train The Ocean, including one night and one full day each way to enjoy included meals in the dining car and passing views of the maritime provinces. Our tour director will escort guests during their three-night stay in Halifax on daily visits to attractions such as the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Province House, the Halifax Citadel, Pier 21/The Canadian Museum of Immigration, St. Paul’s Church, the Grand Parade, and other heritage sites. Author Blair Beed will give onsite talks about the Halifax explosion and the Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

Package also features local seafood meals (such as a pan-fried haddock dinner), a tour of the Alexander Keith heritage brewery, a detailed tour information kit and more.

Train Cabin(s) — $2,595.00 CDN (per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement is only an additional $600.00. Final payment deadline is February 24, 2023.

Suggested pre- and post-tour nights at hotels (usually located close to the train stations) to start and end your trip can be booked for you by us — depending on availability. Applicable taxes added to the above prices based on departure city.

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.

Thank you for joining us to support Canadian heritage and tourism during these challenging times.

Across Canada & Mountains in the Spring

Featuring two of the most scenic rail journeys in Canada.

Wednesday June 7 to Tuesday June 20, 2023

Roundtrip from Toronto to Northern British Columbia’s Pacific Coast, this comprehensive tour features both VIA Rail’s Canadian to Jasper, AB and the Jasper-Prince Rupert train to enjoy more mountain views by rail than you thought possible! This 14-day, 13-night package allows you to experience the heritage, size and scenery of the country including the Canadian Shield, Prairies, Rocky and Coastal Mountains. Travel on the Canadian to enjoy the domed observation areas, lounges, and meals, prepared by VIA’s chefs, in the dining car, plus sleeping car accommodations.

Then travel the Jasper–Prince Rupert all daylight train (2 days in each direction) enjoying the views from your assigned seat in the Panorama Dome with its wrap-around windows to delight in the views of both the Rocky and Coastal Mountains, Bulkley Canyon, Fraser and Skeena Rivers, quadruple Kitselas Tunnels and more. The tour also includes hotel stays in Jasper each way, for a total of 3 nights; 2 nights each in Prince George and Prince Rupert, visits to Maligne Lake Boat Tour, Columbia Icefields day trip, North Pacific Cannery Historic Site, Cow’s Bay shopping district, Museum of Northern BC, Winnipeg Railway Museum, and additional exclusive heritage experiences for those that join us.

Train Section/Berth(s) are $ 5,995.00 CDN and Train Cabin(s) start at $7,595.00 CDN (per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement in a Train Cabin-1 is an additional $800.00. Final payment deadline is April 15, 2023.

Suggested pre- and post-tour nights at hotels (usually located close to the train stations) to start and end your trip can be booked for you by us — depending on availability. Applicable taxes added to the above prices based on departure city.

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.

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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