Fairmont Hotels & Resorts partners with VIA Rail Canada for railway adventure

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts partners with VIA Rail Canada for railway adventure

In honor of Canada's 150th birthday, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has partnered with VIA Rail Canada to launch The Great Canadian Railway Adventure.

Inspired by both brands' unique Canadian heritage, the 20-day luxury train trip invites travelers to experience the best of Canada—from coastal Vancouver all the way cross-country to the province of Quebec.

The railway journey will allow guests to enjoy accommodations at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ historic castles and properties, many of which have hosted landmark moments throughout the history of Canada.

Participating properties include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, Fairmont Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, a choice of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth (upon reopening in June 2017) or Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile in Montreal (a sister brand to Fairmont) and Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.

With the option to choose a pre-curated itinerary or create a custom experience, the 20-day trip will allow guests to experience all of Canada’s beauty, with each stop providing a unique and authentic Canadian experience.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and VIA Rail Canada launched The Great Canadian Railway Adventure package on an inaugural railway journey from Quebec City to Vancouver, hosting media, influencers and VIPs from April 6 to 13, and surprising guests with a private on-train performance by Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, Sarah McLachlan.

"There is no minimizing the significance of rail travel in the history and development of Canada, or in the heritage and long-standing success of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as Canada's luxury hotel brand," said Jeff Doane, senior vice president, sales & marketing - North & Central America, AccorHotels.

"We are delighted to partner with VIA Rail Canada to be able to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for guests to make memories across this grand country with the exclusive Great Canadian Railway Adventure,” he added. “There is really no better way to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.”

The Great Canadian Railway Adventure starts at $11,988 CAD per person. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will also celebrate Canada's anniversary with special offers including the Canada 150 Credit Offer, which provides travellers with a $150 credit for stays of three nights or more at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts destinations in the US & Canada; and the 150 Ways to Celebrate Canada Sweepstakes, in which Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will give one grand prize winner a three-night getaway to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal and 150 instant winners a one-night stay at any Fairmont property in Canada.