Toronto to Vancouver by RailAccommodations
Fairmont Royal York—Toronto
Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1929, it was the tallest building in Canada at the time—and featured magnificent architecture and luxury, including over 1,000 en suite guest rooms, a glass-enclosed roof garden, and a concert hall with a 50-ton pipe organ. It has recently undergone a five-year, multimillion dollar renovation to combine stunning, redesigned guest rooms with carefully preserved historic elements.
Located directly across from VIA Rail's Union Station, this elegant downtown property is minutes away from the city's best attractions, and features five restaurants, four lounges, an indoor pool, gym, spa, and business center. Underneath the hotel begins a 19-mile underground network of shopping and malls featuring over 1,200 stores, accessible by the direct entrance from the hotel lobby.
Room amenities: Individual climate control, pillow top bed, flat screen HDTV, Wi-Fi (additional fee), coffee and tea maker, minibar, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer.
VIA Rail’s The Canadian
September 8 - September 11
VIA Rail continually renovates and redesigns its fleet—originally built in the 1950s—to retain a vintage, historical feel while providing modern, comfortable, and stylish accommodations.
Aboard The Canadian you'll experience an inviting blend of modern amenities with a sense of nostalgia, and the perfect way to unplug and enjoy nature's beauty at a slower pace.
The Canadian offers comfortable accommodations, thoughtful service, beautiful views from the domed Prestige Park Car, and gourmet cuisine made by onboard chefs using locally sourced ingredients.
Prestige Class provides an elegantly appointed cabin, including oversized picture window with blinds, flat screen TV, modular leather L-shaped couch seating by day and comfortable double bed with luxurious bedding at night, minibar, and private en suite bathroom featuring a shower, deluxe amenities, and hair dryer. Guests in Prestige Class also enjoy priority boarding, access to the Business Lounge at Toronto's Union Station, private concierge service with in-cabin cocktails and canapés, turndown service, and privileged access to the Park Car.
All cabin beds are doubles. Due to cabin size and layout, separate twin beds are not possible in Prestige Class.
Please note: Due to the unavailability of a reliable signal along much of the route, Wi-Fi is not available onboard The Canadian. However, connecting to Wi-Fi may be possible at these stations: Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, and Vancouver. Cellular phone service may be available in some areas.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Opened in 1939 in a partnership between the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways—and just in time for a visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth—this opulent gem, known as the "Castle in the City," quickly became a landmark in Vancouver. The hotel has hosted many famous entertainment acts and was once even home to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The recently renovated hotel features distinguished restaurants and lounges, a gym, and a spa.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, pillow top bed, flat-screen HDTV, Wi-Fi (additional fee), coffee and tea maker, minibar, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.