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Posted May 4, 2021

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Superior Colours & Heritage of Northern Ontario Tour

Sunday October 3 to Thursday October 7, 2021

No risk bookings -book early on this tour to enjoy Northern Ontario’s heritage and scenery.

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 $500.00.

Now processing just $100 per person deposits that will be refunded if the tour(s) are cancelled due to Covid-19. Final payment deadline is August 16.

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

Manitoba Heritage, Hudson Bay, Buggies & Bears

Sunday October 17 to Saturday October 23, 2021

Travel round-trip from Winnipeg to Churchill by rail to experience the annual polar bear migration on this 7-day, 6-night tour that features train travel in sleeping car accommodation (2 nights each direction) past the prairies, Canadian Shield, Taiga and Arctic biomes seen from the windows of the same train! Also, 3 days and a 2 nights hotel stay to visit and experience Churchill, Manitoba and region. A highlight will be the day tour on the world-famous Tundra Buggy along the shore of Hudson Bay as the bears await the freeze up.

The package also includes station to hotel transfers and town and 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. There is also a half day tour along the shoreline of Hudson Bay to the former rocket range to learn about the area’s heritage, ecology and search for more wildlife with local guides sharing their passion for the region.

Visits to heritage attractions include the Itsanitaq Museum, Park Canada Northern Manitoba Interpretive Centre (located in the restored Churchill train station) the Winnipeg Railway Museum as well as some unique heritage presentations just for our group. Tour also includes all the meals on the train(s) we travel on prepared by the VIA Rail chefs (enjoyed in the dining car with its large windows to view the passing scenery) and 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 $600.00.

Those who are interested can call to be put on a waitlist (no deposit) and will be contacted if the tour will be proceeding.

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 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.

Across Canada & Mountains in the Spring

Featuring two of the most scenic rail journeys in Canada.

Wednesday June 8 to Tuesday June 21, 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 $7,995.00 CDN (per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement in a Train Cabin-1 is an additional $800.00. Final payment deadline is April 21, 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.

Canada Day in Churchill

Enjoy the arrival of the belugas!

Postponed from 2021 for travel in 2022. Full payment deadline is May 12, 2022.

Tuesday June 28 to Monday July 4, 2022

Roundtrip from Winnipeg to celebrate Canada Day in Churchill.

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.

Now processing just $100 per person deposits that will be refunded if the tour(s) are cancelled due to Covid-19. Final payment deadline is May 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 or

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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