7 days / 6 nights Independent Holiday Package
Departs Tuesdays and Sundays, July 1 – 31
From Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tuesday / Sunday
Welcome to bustling Winnipeg, Manitoba. Transfer from the Winnipeg airport to the VIA Rail station for an afternoon departure aboard VIA Rail's Hudson Bay in Northern Spirit sleeping car accommodations which feature comfortable bedrooms or roomettes. As the train heads into the night, relax in your sleeping car accommodations or in the lounge. Overnight VIA Rail.
Wednesday / Monday
View remote Canada from the comfort of your train as you travel Manitoba for 1700 kilometres (1055 miles), into the province's vast, northern countryside. Overnight VIA Rail.
Thursday / Tuesday
Rise early as you arrive at your destination the accessible arctic town, Churchill. Tour this historic town and the striking tundra region surrounding it. Later this evening, perhaps catch a show of the spectacular Northern Lights! Overnight Churchill.
Friday / Wednesday
Today, visit with the beluga whales aboard a boat specially designed for this memorable experience. Optional Helicopter tour available for a chance to see the amazing arctic from above. Overnight Churchill.
Saturday / Thursday
It's an all day close up view of the accessible arctic from a Tundra Buggy®. It's a great opportunity to photograph or just sit back and watch the wildlife go about their daily lives. Early evening transfer to the train station for departure aboard VIA Rail's train Hudson Bay. Overnight VIA Rail.
Sunday / Friday
Spend a relaxing day on board enjoying the passing scenery and friendly ambiance of the Hudson Bay. Need to stretch? Feel free to move about the train at your leisure. Watch as the landscape changes from rugged barrens to boreal forests. Manitoba is a province filled with so much natural beauty. With all its lakes, rivers, waterfalls and forests, it's Canada's best kept secret for outstanding wilderness viewing. Overnight VIA Rail.
Monday / Saturday
Today is yours again to spend time resting and viewing the changing scenery from your private picture window. Head down to the dining car and chat with friends old and new. VIA offers a selection of meal options for your dining experience, including snacks and beverages throughout the day. There may be time to step off the train whilst in station along the way. Check with your rail attendant for information. Late afternoon arrival into Winnipeg with transfer within the greater Winnipeg area. Thank you for traveling with John Steel Rail Tours.
Prices and inclusions are subject to change without notice and vary by season. Prices shown have been adjusted where necessary to reflect seasonal availability of sightseeing and attractions.
2014 Canadian dollar prices — per guest, double occupancy in hotels • Senior prices available (60 years and better).