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Posted June 21, 2020

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Superior Colours & Heritage of Northern Ontario Tour

Sunday October 4 to Thursday October 8, 2020

Our “Fall Colours,” 5 day/4 night guided tour again, on the first day, features daylight train travel from Toronto to Sudbury, Ontario on VIA Rail’s domed car train The Canadian to enjoy the scenery through the Muskoka region.

Roundtrip from Toronto, this package also features all daylight travel with all 4 nights hotel stays, 2 full travel days on VIA Rail’s Sudbury to White River remote rail service or Rail Diesel Car (like a large bus on the rails and the last of its kind in Ontario!) to enjoy pristine Canadian Shield fall scenery.

Package also includes a day tour of Sudbury with visits to Dynamic Earth (for presentations about the heritage and topography of the region), Northern Ontario Railway Museum, plus a visit to the White River Museum and learn about their now famous bear cub (named “Winnie”) that came from here.

The final day will be travelling from Sudbury back to Toronto by motor coach so we can stop and tour the former CPR steamship the SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll. Package also includes most meals and additional heritage presentations, tour director, detailed tour info kit and more.

$1,195.00 CDN +HST (per person, double occupancy). Single supplement $400.00. BOOK NOW to get your early booking bonus gift to enjoy on the tour!

No financial commitment required — simply provide us your details and we will contact you to process payments once medical officials allow travel. Final payment deadline is August 31.

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

Manitoba Heritage, Hudson Bay, Buggies & Bears

Early booking bonus!

Tuesday October 20 to Monday October 26, 2020

Celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Hudson Bay Company and Manitoba’s 150th anniversary of joining confederation!

Travel round-trip from Winnipeg to Churchill by rail to experience the annual polar bear migration on this 7-day, 6-night tour as we ride through the prairies, Canadian Shield, Taiga and Arctic biomes! Enjoy a 3 day, 2 night hotel stay to visit and explore Churchill and region. A highlight will be the day tour on the world-famous Tundra Buggy along the shores of Hudson Bay as the bears await freeze up.

The package also includes a town introduction tour featuring a visit to the Cape Merry National Historic Site with its views of the Churchill River where it empties into Hudson Bay, a half-day tour along the shoreline of Hudson Bay to the former rocket range to learn about the area’s heritage and ecology, and search for more wildlife with local guides sharing their passion for the region.

Visits to heritage attractions include the Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Northern Manitoba Interpretive Centre, and the Winnipeg Railway Museum. Includes all meals on the train, prepared by VIA Rail chefs and enjoyed in the dining car with its large windows, most meals while in Churchill, tour guide, a detailed tour information kit and more.

Train Section — $3,495.00 — Train Cabin — $4,095.00 (per person double occupancy) — Single supplement $500.00. First five bookings will get a special Hudson Bay Company souvenir (during the HBC’s 350th anniversary) package to enjoy on the tour.

No financial commitment required — simply provide us your details and we will contact you to process payments once medical officials allow travel. Final payment deadline is August 31, 2020.

Call Rail Travel Tours toll-free at 1.866.704.3528 or visit their website for more details.

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

 

All aboard to celebrate Canada’s History’s 100th Anniversary with Rail Travel Tours, travelling Canada by rail to the Atlantic, Pacific or Arctic coast.

Heritage of Halifax and its connections to the sinking of the RMS Titanic

Bonus: First 10 bookings will get a harbour view room at our Halifax hotel.

Book now to get this year’s rate for travel in 2021 — the first 5 bookings on this tour will receive a special gift.

Wednesday April 14 to Monday April 19, 2021

Roundtrip from Toronto or Ottawa (through Montreal), experience the scenic rail journeys through Canada’s Atlantic region on the anniversary of the loss of the Titanic and its links to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This 6-day, 5-night tour features rail trips to and from Montreal/Halifax and sleeping car accommodation(s) on VIA Rail’s train THE OCEAN including 1 night and a full day each way to enjoy included meals in the diner and views from the dome car. Also included in the package is a 3-night stay in Halifax with each day visiting attractions such as the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Province House, Halifax Citadel, talks on site of both the Halifax Explosion and Fairview Lawn Cemetery with author Blair Beed, St Paul’s Church and the Grand Parade, and other experiences.

Package will also feature some local seafood meals (such as a planned lobster dinner), Pier 21 visit, the Alexander Keith Heritage brewery tour, transfers, Tour Director, detailed tour info kit and more.

Train Cabin(s) — $2,595.00 CDN (per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement is only an additional $500.00. Final payment deadline is February 26, 2021.

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.

Across Canada & Mountain in the Spring

Featuring two of the most scenic rail journeys in Canada.

Book now to get this year’s rate for travel in 2021 — the first 5 bookings on this tour will receive a special gift.

Wednesday June 9 to Tuesday June 22, 2021

Roundtrip from Toronto to Northern British Columbia’s Pacific Coast, this comprehensive tour features both VIA Rail’s Canadian to Jasper, Alberta, and the Jasper to Prince Rupert train to enjoy more mountain views by rail than you thought possible, with the trains doing all the mountain climbing!

This 14-day 13-night package will allow you to experience the heritage, size and scenery of the country including the Canadian Shield, Prairies, Rocky and Coastal Mountains, meals on the trains, hotel stays, all daylight travel in mountain regions, heritage and natural attractions, and more. Travel on VIA Rail’s Canadian to enjoy the train’s sleeping car accommodations, domed observation areas, lounges and meals, prepared by VIA’s chefs, in the trains’ dining car. 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 here; 2 nights in Prince George and 2 nights in Prince Rupert, visits to Jasper Skytram, 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 $ 5,895.00 CDN and Train Cabin(s) start at $7,495.00 CDN (per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement in a Train Cabin-1 is an additional $800.00. Final payment deadline is April 23, 2021.

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.

Canada Day in Churchill

Enjoy the arrival of the belugas and celebrate Manitoba’s 150th!

Originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to pandemic. Book now to get this year’s rate for travel in 2021 — the first 5 bookings on this tour will receive a special gift.

Sunday June 29 to Saturday July 5, 2021

Roundtrip from Winnipeg to celebrate Canada Day in Churchill and Manitoba’s 150th anniversary of joining Confederation.

This 7-day, 6 night tour features sleeping car accommodation(s) on VIA Rail’s Winnipeg to Churchill train (2 nights each way, enjoy included meals in the diner and views from the dome car), 3 days and 2 nights hotel stay in Churchill, town and Hudson Bay shoreline tours, beluga whale watching, Parks Canada Interpretive Centre (located in Churchill’s restored train station) presentation, the Itsanitaq Museum’s renowned collection of Inuit art, Cape Merry Historic Site, Canada Day in Churchill and additional experiences.

Package includes hotel stays in Churchill, rail trips, transfers, heritage attractions and presentations, most meals, tour director, detailed tour info kit and more.

Train Section/Berth(s) are $ 2,995.00 CDN and Train Cabin(s) start at $3,595.00 CDN (per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement in a Train Cabin-1 is an additional $500.00. Final payment deadline is May 14, 2021.

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 or visit their website for more details.

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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