22-day Vancouver to Halifax
GRAND CANADIAN TRAIN EXPEDITION
with Jim West
September 28 - October 19, 2021

Tour Escort:
Bonnie Hunter
Jim West

Full Package Price:
$16,643.00

Early booking discount, price increases $1,000.00 per person on June 15, 2020.


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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

For my 40th birthday, I decided to treat myself with a train ride in Canada, so I booked a train from Toronto to Halifax and had one of the greatest travel experiences of my life! I always wanted to do that trip again, so fast forward twenty years, and today I have the great pleasure of inviting you to join me as I take a small group of people on a 22-day train expedition across the entire country of Canada!

We will start in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Vancouver B.C., and from here we will board a luxury train that will take us through the extraordinary Rocky Mountains. We’ll stop in Canada’s greatest cities along the way and participate in incredible sightseeing, eat delicious food, craft with local artisans, see the magnificent Niagara Falls, walk on a glacier, and travel on a luxury train from city to city through Canada’s amazing landscapes. This is one of those rare opportunities to participate in an incredibly special travel experience, unlike anything you have ever done. There is a $1000.00 early booking discount available, so be sure to take advantage of this savings. I am only taking TWELVE people on this Grand Canadian Train Expedition, and only 4 spots remain! I hope you can join me. All Aboard! - Jim West


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train ride from Vancouver to Banff. (Upgrade to Goldleaf Class available.)
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax.
  • Daily Breakfast and many lunches and dinners.
  • Visiting the following provinces in Canada- British Columbia, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
  • Personally escorted by Craftours owner, Jim West, the entire time.
  • Deluxe private motor coach and driver for all panoramic city tours.
  • Domestic flights within Canada- Edmonton to Toronto and Quebec City to Halifax.
  • Scenic train ride through Fraser Valley and along the shores of Kamloops Lake.
  • Panoramic city tour of Edmonton with a local professional guide.
  • Scenic train ride through Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon and the Spiral Tunnels in the Canadian Rockies.
  • A unique ride on the “Ice Explorer” onto the Athabasca Glacier.
  • A scenic drive to the picturesque Lake Louise.
  • Panoramic city tour of Toronto with a local professional guide.
  • Sightseeing along the Icefields Parkway including Bow Lake, Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefields.
  • Business Class seating onboard the train from Toronto to Quebec City.
  • A special “lobster dinner” in a local restaurant in Halifax.
  • Panoramic city tour of Vancouver with a local professional guide.
  • A visit to the iconic St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.
  • Visiting the totem poles in Stanley Park and a tour of Gastown in Vancouver.
  • Panoramic tour of Prince Edward Island with a local professional guide.
  • Optional Grafton Street Dinner Theater in Halifax.
  • Panoramic city tour of Quebec City with a local professional guide.
  • Hands-on workshops with local master artisans in Toronto, Halifax and Quebec City.
  • Tour of the Anne of Green Gables home on Prince Edward Island.
  • Panoramic city tour of Montreal with a local professional guide.
  • Free time for shopping and sightseeing in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Quebec City and Halifax.
  • Private tour to see the magnificent Niagara Falls.
  • An optional tour of Queen Elizabeth Gardens and Granville Island in Vancouver.
  • Panoramic city tour of Halifax and the surrounding area with a local professional guide.
  • An optional evening event to see the Aura Light Show at Notre-Dame Basilica.
  • Commemorative gifts, lanyard and Craftours luggage identifier.

PLEASE NOTE: This expedition is limited to 12 participants only, based on first come-first served.

CANADA HIGHLIGHTS:

Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia Play Movie
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada, and the most populous city in the province. The original settlement, named Gastown, grew up on clearcuts on the west edge of the Hastings Mill logging sawmill's property, where a makeshift tavern had been set up on a plank between two stumps and the proprietor, Gassy Jack, persuaded the curious millworkers to build him a tavern, on 1 July 1867. From that first enterprise, other stores and some hotels quickly appeared along the waterfront to the west. Gastown became formally laid out as a registered townsite dubbed Granville. As part of the land and political deal whereby the area of the townsite was made the railhead of the CPR, it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated shortly thereafter as a city, in 1886. While forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban center surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry. Major film production studios in Vancouver and Burnaby have turned Greater Vancouver and nearby areas into one of the largest film production centers in North America, earning it the film industry nickname, Hollywood North.


Queen Elizabeth Park Queen Elizabeth Park Play Movie
Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver's horticultural jewel, is a major draw for floral display enthusiasts and view-seekers, and as a popular backdrop for wedding photos. At 152 metres above sea level, it's the highest point in Vancouver and makes for spectacular views of the park, city, and mountains on the North Shore.

The 52-hectare park is home to the stunning Bloedel Conservatory. There is also a gorgeously landscaped quarry garden, the arboretum with its collection of exotic and native trees, sculptures including one by internationally renowned artist Henry Moore, and diverse recreational offerings such as tennis, lawn bowling and pitch & putt. The park is also the perfect setting for fine dining at Seasons in the Park, a picnic or stargazing!

The cost of this optional tour of Queen Elizabeth Gardens and Granville Island is $78.97 pp.

Vancouver Notre-Dame Basilica Play Movie
Light unveils the richness of the Notre-Dame Basilica's heritage and invites us to celebrate its beauty. The experience begins with a path of lights, revealing the Basilica's wealth of exquisite works. A progressive immersion into a sonically and visually captivating universe guides visitors to the heart of Notre-Dame. Then, light, orchestral music and grandiose architecture combine to create a unique, three-act multimedia spectacle. Allow yourself to be transported by AURA and discover an unexpected, stunning universe presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable: the Notre-Dame Basilica.

The cost of this optional evening event to see the Aura Light Show at Notre-Dame Basilica is $43.97 pp.