Journey by train through the cosmopolitan cities and untamed wilderness of Canada, discovering architecture in Montreal, cuisine in Toronto and sweeping views in the Canadian Rockies.
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Program No. 3844RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

From the elegance of Quebec to the wilds of the Rockies and the splendor of the British Columbia coast, experience the best of Canada on this railroad journey across the country. Explore the rich legacies of its provinces, the architecture of its cities and indigenous, French and British cultures that incomparably blend.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain; some stairs. Elevations up to 3,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey 3,000 spectacular miles through northern Ontario, the Prairies and the Canadian Rockies.
  • Experience and compare Canada’s most exciting cities: Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
  • Absorb splendid views of soaring mountains and sweeping prairies outside your window.

General Notes

Delays on VIA Rail trains are not uncommon, and this requires we adopt a flexible approach to delivering program content.
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Jim Manson
In 1980, Dr. Jim Manson began his teaching career in Jamaica before returning to his native Canada, where he taught in the Quebec high school system for the next several years. He then served as a history professor at Concordia, McGill and Bishops Universities. Dr. Manson has been a Road Scholar instructor since 1992, and has journeyed by train, boat and coach with participants during numerous learning adventures across Canada.
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