Then set out to explore the architectural history of the city as you travel the cobbled streets on a guided walk of Old Montreal. Notable highlights during the walk include Notre Dame Basilica, Place d'Armes and Place Jacques Cartier. This historic city center is rich in museums, galleries, restaurants and grey stone architecture spread out along narrow, cobblestone streets. Stroll through Place Jacques Cartier, a lively public square, and then turn south to the waterfront (Vieux Port). Its impressive harborfront facilities include a 1.5-mile (2.5-km)-long recreational park along the St. Lawrence River, a state-of-the-art science center, a theater, antiquarian bookshops and inviting cafe.Lunch: At a nearby restaurant.Afternoon: Enjoy free time to explore Montréal on your own after lunch. You may want to check the Montréal website to see what’s on: www.tourisme-montreal.org.Dinner: At a local restaurant.Evening: Continue your exploration of Montréal, or relax at the hotel.Lodging: Marriott SpringHill Suites Old MontréalMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Your experience begins behind-the-scenes in a private room with an expert from the ROM and dozens of Canadian artifacts from the vaults. Touch and discuss the artifacts in an environment that encourages collaboration and group discussion. Then embark on a guided adventure in the Museum's galleries; experience the diversity of this great country and discover what makes the ROM like no other museum.Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant near Union Station.Evening:
Depart by train for Jasper at 10:00 p.m. Your train journey to Western Canada begins at Union Station in downtown Toronto. The train route will follow the "iron road" that was carved out of solid rock more than a century ago. Journey past lakes and mountain peaks crowned with snow and wind your way across bridges and through tunnels. You will sleep aboard the train for three nights and cross four provinces traveling from central Canada to Canada's west to arrive in Jasper, Alberta
Lodging: VIA RailMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The city is a cultural centre and is the home of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. It boasts historic architecture, scenic waterways, a heritage river, numerous parks including Assiniboine Park, and distinctive neighborhoods. Winnipeg is home to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives, and is in the area of the original settlements and farms in the west.Lunch: On board the train.
Afternoon: The train departs Winnipeg in early afternoon.Dinner: On board the train.Evening: Games and movies are featured activities during the evening.Lodging: VIA RailMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
On a visit to the Yellowhead Museum, the educational program will address the human history of the area. This is a research and exhibit museum. Its documents and artifacts illustrate the human history of Jasper National Park and the Yellowhead corridor.Lunch: On your own to explore local fareAfternoon: Enjoy some free time in Jasper before the train departs for Vancouver mid afternoon.Dinner: On board the train.Evening: Games and movies are featured activities during the evening.Lodging: VIA RailMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Next we will explore Vancouver's West End on a guided walk. Famous for its majestic wilderness in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park spreads over 1000 acres and is the largest urban park on the continent.
Visit the seawall, the impressive totem poles and other sites of interest.Lunch: At the hotel.Afternoon: Free time this afternoon to explore Vancouver on your own.Dinner: Farewell dinner at the Fish House in Stanley Park. Surrounded by Stanley Park's lush greenery, the Fish House overlooks panoramic English Bay and the spectacular gardens and forests of Stanley Park.Lodging: Best Western Sands by the SeaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner