CANADA BY TRAIN: PLan for an Unforgettable Summer Vacation with VIA Rail


VIA Rail Canada offers a variety of extraordinary summer adventures. 

Marvel at the thousands of beluga whales that swim up Churchill River in Northern Manitoba or watch the dramatic rise and fall of the mighty tides of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. VIA Rail’s summer packages allow travelers to truly discover Canada, filled with exciting adventures and limitless potential for unforgettable memories. 
 
Please see below some spectacular trail tours offered by Via Rail Canada:

A Thousand Islands Cruises
From May through October, discover historic Kingston and the Thousand Islands. Located where Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands meet, historic Kingston exquisitely combines the allure of a small town with all the amenities and sophistication of an urban centre. This package includes: roundtrip rail on VIA Rail Canada from any city of choice; overnight accommodations in Kingston; a luncheon cruise along the Thousand Islands; and, a Kingston trolley tour. To book this package or for more information, please contact International Weekend Tours at (800) 422-2294 or visit VIA’s train package website at www.trainpackages.ca.  Starting rate for this package is approx. USD$264 based on double occupancy.

A Churchill Summer Explorer
For a seven-day six-night tour offered in July or August, depart any Sunday or Tuesday from Winnipeg, Manitoba and travel by VIA Rail Canada to the shores of Hudson Bay and the Town of Churchill. This package includes: roundtrip rail journey in a private cabin/room; two nights at a hotel in Churchill; transfers from the train station to the hotel; and, the highlight, a beluga whale watching and historic Fort Prince of Wales tour. The package also includes a guided tour of the Hudson Bay Coast and the town of Churchill, viewing wildlife, the flora and fauna of the Tundra and learning about the area’s history.  To book this package or for more information, please contact Rail Travel Tours at (866)704-3528 or visit www.railtraveltours.com. Starting rate for this package is approx. USD$1,643 based on double occupancy.
 
By Rail and Road: Quebec City, Nova Scotia & PEI
A comprehensive seven night tour of Halifax where by traveling by rail and car, adds to the sense of relaxing unhurried travel. This package begins with a stay in historic Québec City, followed by a journey on board VIA Rail’s Ocean where travelers can enjoy the stunning vista in the comfort of a private bedroom. Stay two nights in Halifax and explore the city and travel along the coast to Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg.  Then, head to Cape Breton for another two nights and drive through the beautiful Cabot Trail as well as visit the Bras D’Or Lake and the Alexander Graham Bell museum. On Prince Edward Island, where a two night stay is included, enjoy the region hailed as Canada’s Emerald Province.  Finally, the trip culminates in Halifax. This package includes a rental car with seven nights pre booked and hotel accommodations at each of the destinations. To book this package or for more information, please contact Cartan Tours, Inc. at (800) 422-7826 or visit www.cartantours.com. Starting rate for this package is approx. USD$1,989 based on double occupancy.
 
For more information on VIA Rail Canada’s services and promotions, or to take advantage of hot summer deals and book a trip with VIA Rail, call 888-VIA-RAIL (888-842-7245) or visitwww.viarail.ca

 

Source: VIA Rail Canada.

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