Canada's History Travel Tours

All aboard to celebrate Canada's history with Rail Travel Tours, travelling Canada by rail to the Atlantic, Pacific or Arctic coast.

Canada’s History

Posted May 15, 2024

Suggested pre- and post-tour nights at hotels (usually located close to the train stations) to start and end your trip can be booked for you by us — depending on availability. Applicable taxes added to the prices below based on departure city. Call Rail Travel Tours toll-free at 1.866.704.3528.

Amazing Belugas & Heritage of Churchill, Manitoba

Tuesday July 9 to Monday July 15, 2024
Very limited space – call today for all the details!

Travel to the shores of Hudson Bay to experience Manitoba’s wildlife and heritage. This 7-day, 6-night roundtrip tour from Winnipeg to Churchill features train travel in sleeping car accommodations, the combination dining and dome Skyline car, and expansive windows providing views of the passing prairies, Canadian Shield, Taiga and Arctic landscapes. Enjoy a 3-day, 2-night hotel stay in Churchill featuring a boat tour to see the belugas of the Churchill River and the historic HBC Fort Prince of Wales. The package also includes: station to hotel transfers; a tour of the town including the Cape Merry National Historic Site; and a guided half-day historical and ecological tour along the shoreline of Hudson Bay. Additional visits to heritage attractions include the Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Northern Manitoba Interpretive Centre (located in the restored Churchill train station), the Winnipeg Union Station, and exclusive heritage presentations. Some meals included in the package.

Train Section - from $3,495.00 (Per Person Double Occupancy)
Single supplement from $900.00. 

Final payment deadline is May 20, 2024

Superior Colours & Heritage of Northern Ontario Tour

Book early on this tour to enjoy Northern Ontario's heritage and scenery.

Sunday September 29 to Thursday October 3, 2024

Reserve now for the fall of 2024 on this popular 5-day, 4-night fall colours tour from Toronto to Sudbury, Ontario, on VIA Rail’s dome car The Canadian for some great fall foliage viewing through the Muskoka region. 

This exclusive package features all-daylight travel with hotel stays each night, plus 2 full travel days on VIA Rail’s Sudbury to White River remote rail service or Rail Diesel Car (like a large bus on the rails and the last of its kind in Ontario!) to see some pristine parts of the Canadian Shield in the fall. Also includes visits to learn about the mining history and topography of the region, Northern Ontario Railway Museum, and White River Museum to enjoy “A Bear named Winnie” presentation, where this now famous bear cub was first adopted.

The final day will be travelling from Sudbury by motor coach, providing the opportunity to tour the Coldwater Heritage Village and Woodrow Homestead. Package includes most meals, plus additional heritage presentations, tour director, detailed tour info kit and more.

$1,595.00 CDN + HST (per person, double occupancy. Single supplement $500.00.)

Final payment deadline is August 16, 2024.

Manitoba Heritage, Hudson Bay Buggies & Bears

Enjoy the amazing heritage and wildlife of Northern Manitoba.

Late October 2024 (dates TBA) - Round trip from Winnipeg

Travelling to Churchill by rail, this 7-day, 6-night tour combines the annual polar bear migration with the heritage of Northern Manitoba. Provided with sleeping car accommodation, guests will enjoy views of the passing prairies, Canadian Shield, Taiga and Arctic biomes from the train windows! Includes 3 days and 2 nights in Churchill with the highlight being a full day on the world-famous Tundra Buggy wildlife excursion. Enjoy a town orientation and Cape Merry National Historic Site tour and a half-day outing along the shoreline of Hudson Bay to look for wildlife and learn about the area’s ecology and history with local guides. Visit the Itsanitaq Museum, Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, and enjoy heritage & cultural presentations. Includes most meals, a detailed tour information kit, and more.

Please call for dates and pricing for travel in train section/berths or train cabin(s).

Final payment deadline is September 13, 2024.

Across Canada & Mountains in the Spring

Featuring two of the most scenic rail journeys in Canada.

Bonus: First 10 bookings get a special heritage souvenir

Wednesday June 4 to Tuesday June 17, 2025

Roundtrip from Toronto or Winnipeg to Northern BC's Pacific Coast, this comprehensive 14-day, 13-night tour allows guests to experience the country's heritage, size and scenery, including the Canadian Shield, Prairies, Rocky and Coastal Mountains, Bulkley Canyon, Fraser and Skeena Rivers, quadruple Kitselas Tunnels and more. Travel to Jasper on VIA Rail's Canadian, enjoying sleeping car spaces, dome cars, and meals in the dining car prepared by VIA’s chefs.

Then travel the Jasper–Prince Rupert train for 2 days in each direction, enjoying the views of the Rocky and Coastal Mountains from the big windows at your seat, or from the dome car. With all-daylight travel through the mountains and hotel stays at night, enjoy more mountain views by rail than you thought possible!

Includes hotel stays for 3 nights in Jasper, plus 2 nights each in Prince George and Prince Rupert, Maligne Lake Boat Tour, visits to the Columbia Icefields, North Pacific Cannery Historic Site, Cow’s Bay shopping district, Museum of Northern BC, plus a tour guide, info kit and more.

Train Section $6,495 - Train Room $8,495 (Per Person Double Occupancy - call for single supplement rates)

Final payment deadline is April 21, 2025. 

When you book this trip Canada’s History Society receives a commission which goes to support our educational and outreach programs.

Reserve your spot today or ask for more information how you can ride the rails of history!

Call Rail Travel Tours toll-free at 1.866.704.3528 to process your deposit and reserve your space, and for more information on how you can ride the rails of history.


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