2022 Vancouver to Toronto by Rail

Sept. 8 – 14
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Tour Operator: Orbridge
Price: From $5,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 7 days
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Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada—a small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Vancouver across the expanse of five provinces, from the Pacific Northwest through the Canadian Rockies.

Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, providing the perfect combination of modern and elegant cabins, private concierge service, delightful meals prepared by onboard chefs, all-inclusive bar service, and observation cars that allow for unobstructed viewing of Canada’s great wilderness.

This is what travel was meant to be. And with time to explore Victoria, Niagara Falls, and Toronto during the optional pre-tour and post-tour, it’s a unique opportunity to get to know the beauty and history of our northern neighbor.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Day 2 : Vancouver / Board VIA Rail’s The Canadian
  • Day 3 : Kamloops / Jasper, Alberta / Edmonton
  • Day 4 : Saskatoon, Saskatchewan / Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Day 5 : Hornepayne, Ontario
  • Day 6 : Toronto
  • Day 7 : Toronto / Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour. 

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All 2022 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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