36 days in Canada Itinerary

36 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Whistler
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
6
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
7
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 15 min
8
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Montreal
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Porto Alegre

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and Casa Loma. Explore hidden gems such as The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario and Steam Whistle Brewery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: Dundurn Castle (in Hamilton), Creations Art Gallery & Framing (in Ancaster) and Niagara Falls Canada (in Niagara Falls). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and sample the fine beverages at Wayne Gretzky Estates.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto route tool.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Toronto is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in March, things will get much colder in Toronto: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hamilton, Wayne Gretzky Estates, Niagara Falls Canada
Highlights from your plan
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum ©
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario ©
The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

3
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Appreciate the collections at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature and Royal BC Museum. Visiting Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater, explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World, hike along Scenic Marine Route, and go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Toronto to Victoria in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Victoria due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Victoria reach 11°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Saanich
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature ©
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

3
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Escape the urban bustle at Long Beach and Wild Pacific Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Rainforest Trail. Take a break from Tofino with a short trip to Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet, about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tofino trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Tofino. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

3
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Step off the beaten path and head to Britannia Mine Museum and Deep Cove. Museum of Anthropology and Pacific Arts Market will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Shannon Falls Provincial Park in Squamish (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Granville Island, contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay, and stroll around Stanley Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner.

You can fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Britannia Mine Museum, Deep Cove, Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

3
nights
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whistler Sliding Centre and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Whistler Blackcomb and Lost Lake. There's lots more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the world behind art at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, cruise along Sea to Sky Highway, and take a stroll around Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Whistler trip planning site.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect Whistler to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sea to Sky Highway
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Sea to Sky Highway ©
Sea to Sky Highway
Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake

3
nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marmot Basin Ski Area and The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum. Get some cultural insight at Jasper Art Gallery and Mountain Galleries. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lac Beauvert, explore and take pictures at Highway 93A, trek along Beauty Creek Trail, and explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Whistler to Jasper National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Whistler in March since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

4
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Get a sense of the local culture at Burgess Shale and The Historic Luxton Home Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Johnston Canyon and The Lake Louise Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Canmore (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park) and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (in Golden). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Sunshine Village, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, and explore the galleries of Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park trip builder app.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Canmore, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Burgess Shale
Highlights from your plan
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

2
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Let the collections at Canadian Museum of Nature and National Gallery of Canada capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canadian Museum of History and ByWard Market. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, view the masterpieces at Orange Art Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa is 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Canadian Museum of History
Highlights from your plan
Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

4
nights
Quebec City

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Place Royale. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Musee de la civilisation. Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Quebec, steep yourself in history at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, explore the galleries of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), and stroll around Plains of Abraham.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City online holiday builder.

You can fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Quebec City, with lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

4
nights
Montreal

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barbie Expo and Old Port of Montreal. Let the collections at Biodome de Montreal and Grevin Montreal capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montreal vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barbie Expo ©
Barbie Expo
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal

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