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Canada’s History

Posted January 13, 2022

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

Heritage of Halifax and the 110th anniversary of the loss RMS Titanic

Bonus: Book early to receive a copy of The Ocean Limited, the story of Canada’s oldest named train.

Wednesday April 13 to Monday April 18, 2022

Roundtrip from Toronto or Ottawa (through Montreal), experience the scenic rail journeys through Canada’s Atlantic region on the 110th 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 meals in the diner car and views from the dome car. Enjoy a 3-night stay in Halifax visiting attractions such as the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Citadel, Naval Museum of Halifax, talks on-site of both the Halifax Explosion and Titanic victims’ graves at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery with author Blair Beed, St Patrick’s Church, plus other speakers and experiences just for our guests.

Package also includes Pier 21 visit, the Alexander Keith Heritage brewery tour, some seafood meals, transfers, tour director, tour info 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, 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.

Amazing Belugas & Heritage of Churchill

Early bookings at last year’s rate!

Tuesday August 2 to Monday August 8, 2022

Travel to the shores of Hudson Bay to experience Manitoba’s wildlife and heritage.

This 7-day, 6-night roundtrip tour from Winnipeg to Churchill features train travel in sleeping car accommodations, with on-board meals prepared by VIA Rail’s chefs and served in the comfortable dining car, whose expansive windows provide views of the passing prairies, Canadian Shield, Taiga and Arctic landscapes. Enjoy a 3-day, 2-night hotel stay in Churchill featuring a boat tour to see the belugas of the Churchill River and the historic HBC Fort Prince of Wales. The package also includes: station to hotel transfers; a tour of the town including the Cape Merry National Historic Site; and a guided half-day historical and ecological tour along the shoreline of Hudson Bay. Additional visits to heritage attractions include the Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Northern Manitoba Interpretive Centre (located in the restored Churchill train station), and exclusive heritage presentations.

All on-board meals and most other meals included.

Train Section/Berth(s) are $ 3,695.00 CDN and Train Cabin(s) start at $4,295.00 CDN (per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement in a Train Cabin-1 is an additional $800.00.

Final payment deadline is June 15, 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.

Across Canada & Mountains in the Spring

Featuring two of the most scenic rail journeys in Canada.

Wednesday September 28 to Tuesday October 11, 2022

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 August 12, 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.

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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