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15 DAYS ACROSS CANADA FROM VANCOUVER TO TORONTO

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$4,530 USD
PLACES VISITED
Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Toronto,...
TWO WEEK TOUR FROM VANCOUVER TO TORONTO
Beginning on the wild Pacific coast we journey through the rugged Rocky Mountains, across the Golden Prairies and all the way to the vibrant city of Toronto.
Start Location: Vancouver End Location: Toronto
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Vancouver highlights
  • British Columbia's wine country
  • Highlights of the Canadian Rockies - Banff, Lake Louise
  • Heart of the Canadian Prairies - tours in Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg
  • Thought provoking Museum of Human Rights
  • Toronto city highlights tour
  • This tour is a section of CCCE Transcontinental Journey across Canada. You can choose a combination of modules or this standalone journey.
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Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, located on Canada's Pacific coast is spectacular by nature! Surrounded by ocean and a backdrop of lush rainforest, snow-capped mountains and fjords, this "city of nature" is an ethnically diverse, modern and laid-back metropolis renowned for its mix of urban, outdoor and wildlife adventures. There is no easy way to describe Vancouver, rated as one of the world's topmost live-able cities; you will just have to see for yourself.
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Vancouver, BC

We will have a sightseeing tour today to explore the culture, art and history that all comes together to define the city. We visit the neighbourhoods of Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street and Stanley Park, a National Historic Site of Canada featuring 400 hectares of coastal rainforest in the heart of Vancouver. We will stop at to take a tour to Capilano Suspension Park, most well-known for the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The site also showcases some history and culture of the Salish First Nation people. As you take a walk across the famed Capilano Suspension Bridge, surrounded by towering trees high above the Capilano River; know that the first bridge at this location was built in 1889. Later, we take time to visit Granville Island and the Granville Island Public Market featuring an incredible assortment of food and produce, unique gifts and handcrafted gifts that has all been locally sourced and produced. The evening is free for you to explore Vancouver on your own.
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Vancouver – Kelowna, BC

Leaving behind the urban metropolis of Vancouver, we travel northeast to Kelowna. Travelling east at first along the Trans-Canada Highway through the scenic Fraser Valley, we quickly escape the city and pass through a place of family-run farms near Abbotsford and soon through towering mountains and waterfalls beside the road. This afternoon we arrive in Kelowna, located on the shores of Okanagan Lake, in the heart of the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Kelowna is surrounded not only by forest and mountains, but also numerous orchards and vineyards that produce the fresh fruit and wine that makes the region so famous. We will tour a winery and do some wine tasting followed by a locally sourced dinner at the location.
Overnight: Kelowna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Kelowna – Banff, AB

Today our journey continues east as we drive through the Great Canadian Rockies. Along the way we make a stop at "The Last Spike", where the ceremonial last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway train line was driven in, in 1885. The Railway line joining British Columbia to the rest of Canada was a necessity in order to get British Columbia to join the Canadian Confederation as a province of Canada. Early this afternoon we arrive in Yoho National Park and see pristine nature, beauty of emerald lakes and the Spiral Tunnels, another piece of Canadian Railway history. The Kicking Horse Pass, where the rail line was intended to travel through was far too steep for trains of the time to safely navigate. In 1909, the Spiral Tunnels were completed and have successfully allowed trains to ascend and descend Kicking Horse Pass safely. We will stop in Lake Louise to view the picture perfect lake setting with the famous Hotel Fairmont Lake Louise overlooking it. Lake Louise is a jewel of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountain peaks. You may have seen photos of the lake but you will not be prepared for the experience of rounding the corner, getting the first sight of the emerald green waters and the rugged peaks as a backdrop. Late this afternoon, we arrive in the town of Banff, the heartbeat of Banff National Park. Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is Canada's oldest National Park earning a UNESCO World Heritage designation is 1984.
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Banff – Calgary

Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations. Known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs, it is a destination for outdoor sports. We begin our half day tour of Banff today with a Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain offering a spectacular view of the surrounding Bow Valley. Our tour continues to Bow Falls and the Cascade Gardens as we immerse ourselves in the stunning landscape of the town of Banff, a spirited place where you are surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground. The town site of Banff covers almost 4 km2 and is at an elevation of 1,383 m (4,537 ft), making it the highest town in Canada. Banff is flanked on all sides by towering mountains, including Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay, and Cascade Mountain. You may see a herd of elk wandering down the main street during your early morning walk. The lively streets of downtown are with top-class restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums. Later, we drive via Canmore to Calgary, known as a Gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is a vibrant city and one with Canada’s youngest population age. It is known for its entrepreneurial energy while embracing the western heritage. After the experience of driving through the breath-taking Canadian Rockies, we suggest that you take a little time to explore the award-winning architectural masterpiece of Calgary’s Public Library, walk along the scenic Bow Valley River pathway or experience the buzz of downtown Stephen Avenue with its stores and restaurants.
Overnight: Calgary
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Calgary – Saskatoon, SK

We will do a quick orientation drive through Calgary and view some of the city’s highlights before we start our ‘Prairie Day’ as we drive through a vast and open landscape on our way to Saskatoon. This afternoon, there will be some time to explore the city centre of Saskatoon on foot.
Overnight: Saskatoon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Saskatoon, SK

This morning we drive to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site located 5km north from Saskatoon. This Northern Plains Indigenous Interpretive Site is home to over 6000 years of history and a truly unique cultural experience. The Heritage Park is a window into a part of Canada's history that remains little known, and a link to the past unlike any other National Historic Site in Canada. Wanuskewin's uniqueness is based on the composition of human habitation, hunting and gathering, and spirituality, all in one place. Virtually every ancient indigenous group recognized across the Great Plains visited this location year-after-year and the result is a remarkably complete and intact record of cultural development in the region over that time span. We then visit the striking new Remai Modern museum that sits on the river bank with stunning views of the South Saskatchewan River and prairie skies. Spanning four levels, Remai Modern has 11 gallery spaces over three floors, learning studios, a theatre, restaurant, store, lounges, play areas and numerous multi-use spaces. Join an informative guided walk through the gallery. Later in the day, we board the Prairie Lily river boat for an evening one-hour cruise with a narrated commentary through the heart of Saskatoon on the South Saskatchewan River.There is a tremendous variety of craft breweries and boutique restaurants using fresh local ingredients in the city. Saskatchewan is, after all, the breadbasket of Canada and the Saskatoon’s creative restaurant owners have infused local ingredients into their menus to create a varied choice.
Overnight: Saskatoon
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Saskatoon – Regina, SK

Our cross Canada holiday continues as drive through the southern plains of Saskatchewan, a province known as the ‘Land of the Living Skies’. Saskatchewan is primarily known for its agriculture but also has significant oil reserves and is the world's largest producer and exporter of potash. This afternoon, we arrive in Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan. Regina was originally named Wascana, Cree for "Buffalo Bones" before being renamed Regina in 1882 honouring Queen Victoria.
Overnight: Regina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Regina – Winnipeg, MB

Today we discover an important part of Canada's past at the RCMP Heritage Centre and Depot Academy, the home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). RCMP members have trained here since 1885 and even today Depot Academy remains the only RCMP training site in Canada. Continuing across the Canadian heartland, we leave Saskatchewan behind and enter our fourth province on our journey east, Manitoba. Manitoba’s landscape of lakes and rivers, boreal forests and prairies, stretches from the northern Arctic tundra and Hudson Bay to the rich southern farmlands.
Overnight: Winnipeg
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10: Winnipeg, MB

On foot and by coach, we will explore the highlights of Winnipeg today including the Forks National Historic Site, the Exchange District, St. Boniface and the French Quarter, and finally, the Royal Canadian Mint. We will visit the iconic Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the only museum entirely devoted to human rights for humanity. From the breathtaking architecture to the moving stories and captivating exhibitions and programs, every part of the Museum offers a unique encounter as you experience human rights stories from Canada and around the world. If there is some free time in the afternoon, we suggest you visit on your own, the award-winning Manitoba Museum, renowned for the vivid portrayal of Manitoba's rich and diverse history, Planetarium shows, and Science Gallery exhibits. The Museum's collections reflect the heritage of Manitoba and other regions of the world and allow you to journey from north to south across Manitoba's vast and varied landscape, from the icy arctic coast to the windswept prairies. The Museum is also noted for its three-dimensional walk-through galleries including the Nonsuch, a full-size 17th-century sailing vessel, and the Urban Gallery, which takes you back in time to Winnipeg during the 1920s. The Manitoba Museum was the first Planetarium in Canada to offer visitors the Digistar' Five All-Dome digital projection technology.
Overnight: Winnipeg
Meals: Breakfast
Day 11: Winnipeg – Thunder Bay, ON

A scenic drive across the Canadian Shield; one of the world's largest geologic continental shields, centred on Hudson Bay and extending for 8 million km2 over most of eastern, central, and northwestern Canada from the Great Lakes to the Canadian Arctic and into Greenland, with small extensions into northern U.S.A. We will stop at the spectacular Kakabeka Falls, located on the Kaministiquia River and showcases the fast moving waters cascading 130 ft (40m) down to the gorge below. With its name originating from the Ojibwe word ‘gakaabikaa’ meaning "waterfall over a cliff", this has become known as the "Niagara of the North". Thunder Bay is the western terminus of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway and the farthest west that ships from the Atlantic can sail in Canada.
Overnight: Thunder Bay
Meals: Breakfast
Day 12: Thunder Bay – Sault Ste. Marie, ON

We travel deeper into the province of Ontario today following the shores of Lake Superior, one of the five Great Lakes and the second largest lake in the world, on our way to Sault Ste. Marie. Our drive today includes a stop at the Terry Fox Monument. Terry Fox, a Canadian icon set out on his "Marathon of Hope" in 1980 to raise awareness and funds for cancer research by running from coast to coast across Canada. Terry's marathon ultimately came to an end in Ontario, just over halfway through the 8000 km journey he had planned, when his cancer spread to his lungs. His legacy continues to this day as the annual "Terry Fox Runs" takes place in cities and towns across Canada each year raising money for cancer research. This evening we arrive in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada's second largest steel producing city, situated on St. Mary's River which acts as a natural border between Canada and the United States.
Overnight: Sault Ste. Marie
Meals: Breakfast
Day 13: Sault Ste. Marie – Toronto, ON

We continue our drive to southern Ontario with a stop in Sudbury. The region’s nickel deposits, the richest in the world, have been the primary driving force of the local economy for many decades. Before departing Sudbury, we take the opportunity for a photo op at the "Big Nickel", a 9 metre high replica of a 1951 Canadian coin. We drive to Barrie and finally to Canada’s largest city, Toronto.
Overnight: Toronto
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14: Toronto, ON

Toronto is ours to discover today. Along with being a commercial and financial powerhouse, Toronto has also successfully positioned itself as a thriving artist community where music, theatre and movies come to life. Hosting the prominent Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) every fall, Toronto shares the name "Hollywood North" with Vancouver, a reference to the countless blockbuster movies filmed in Toronto each year. A tour of Toronto includes Yonge Street, the longest street in the world, Casa Loma, Chinatown, the waterfront and the CN Tower, an icon of Toronto's skyline.
Overnight: Toronto
Meals: Breakfast
Day 15: Depart from Toronto, ON

Our journey across the country comes to a conclusion this morning with a transfer to Toronto airport to catch our return flights home.
Meals: Breakfast
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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Comfortable hotel accommodation (3.5-4 star)
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Professional tour leader throughout
  • Transportation on comfortable mini-coach
  • 19 Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

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Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't

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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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