36 days in Canada Itinerary

36 days in Canada Itinerary

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36 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h
1
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Whistler
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
8
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Halifax

The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clam Harbour Beach and Lawrencetown Beach. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Blue Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in South Maitland), Luckett Vineyards (in Wolfville) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Martinique Beach Provincial Park and stroll through Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Halifax trip builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Halifax is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. July in Halifax sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Clam Harbour Beach, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures, Blue Beach, Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures ©
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures

3
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

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.
Get outdoors at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Canyon Sainte-Anne. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Quebec, appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin, make a trip to Place Royale, and hike along Chemin Royal (Royal Road).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City visit website .

You can fly from Halifax to Quebec City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Halifax to Quebec City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in July: highs in Quebec City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Canyon Sainte-Anne, Reserve Nationale de Faune du Cap‑Tourmente, Chemin Royal (Royal Road)
Highlights from your plan
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Granville Island and Kitsilano Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Stanley Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and explore the activities along English Bay.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vancouver road trip planner.

You can fly from Quebec City to Vancouver in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Quebec City in July, you will find days in Vancouver are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grouse Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

4
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.
Visiting Lost Lake and Whistler Blackcomb will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park and Lakeside Park. When in Whistler, make a side trip to see Princess Louisa Inlet in Malibu, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Nairn Falls Provincial Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Whistler trip planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Whistler by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whistler, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Princess Louisa Inlet, Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake
Nairn Falls Provincial Park ©
Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

4
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Juan de Fuca Provincial Park and Island View Beach Regional Park. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Sombrio Beach. Take a break from Victoria with a short trip to Quimper Park in Sooke, about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens and take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Victoria trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Victoria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Whistler in August: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, Sombrio Beach, Quimper Park
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater ©
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Schooner Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rainforest Trail and Chesterman Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Wild Pacific Trail). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wickaninnish Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tofino online journey maker .

Fly from Victoria to Tofino in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

4
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 Mount Edith Cavell and Maligne Lake. Get in touch with nature at Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Columbia Ice Field. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills, and explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Jasper National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tofino in August, you will find days in Jasper National Park are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls

5
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.
Visiting Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grassi Lakes and Icefields Parkway. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Banff National Park trip maker .

Traveling by shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Banff National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Grassi Lakes
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

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