Best Ways to Travel Coast to Coast in Canada

With its incredible natural beauty, diverse culture and epic road trip potential, Canada is the perfect destination for a coast-to-coast adventure. With a massive country spanning 10 provinces and three territories, travelling coast to coast in Canada is an impressive feat, but the reward is incredible.

Whether you’re looking for a city break to Toronto, an east coast road trip to Vancouver or a Coastal Drive around Nova Scotia, there’s something to suit your travel plans. Read on to discover the best ways to travel coast to coast in Canada and find out what’s on offer in each of these stunning locations.

Take in all that Canada has to offer on this epic 17-day tour. Your journey begins in coastal Vancouver, a vibrant city brimming with cosmopolitan charm and breathtaking views. From here, you’ll embark on a scenic train ride to Kamloops and then reboard the Rocky Mountaineer to head into the heart of the Rockies. Here you’ll soak in the natural majesty of Jasper and Banff National Parks as well as the iconic turquoise waters of Lake Louise. You’ll also have the chance to experience the snow-capped peaks and glaciers of the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier.

Discover the best of Western Canada on this road trip around British Columbia, from the Pacific beaches of Tofino to the alpine mecca of Jasper. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular scenery along the way, plus the opportunity to explore Indigenous culture and beautiful hiking trails.

The Maritimes and Atlantic Canada are an alluring and undiscovered destination for anyone seeking a more traditional road trip experience. From the rugged cliffs of Cape Breton Island to the historic fishing villages of Nova Scotia, this region offers sea-faring history as well as a scenic backdrop. You’ll have plenty of chances to spot marine wildlife, including whales and seals, on this enchanting trip.

For the ultimate coast-to-coast rail trip in Canada, look no further than this epic journey with VIA Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer. From Toronto, enjoy a day trip to Niagara Falls before your rail journey continues across the Canadian Rockies into the pristine mountain town of Jasper. Here you’ll have time to discover both the natural and human majesty of the area with guided and independent tours.

You’ll then head north to the capital of Ottawa and then onwards to European-influenced Montreal and Quebec City. After that, it’s on to Halifax to finish this coast-to-coast Canada adventure in a quaint, seaside city where you’ll have a choice of sightseeing tours, including the iconic Peggy’s Cove.

With a little bit of planning, it’s easy to put together your dream coast-to-coast trip in Canada. Let an expert know what you’re after and they’ll create a fully-customised itinerary, packed with unforgettable highlights. Using their one-to-one service and exclusive ViewTrail app, Trailfinders UK’s highly-travelled consultants can tailor your trip to ensure it’s perfectly tailored to you. Start your planning today!