57 days in Canada Itinerary

57 days in Canada Itinerary

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57 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  26 h
1
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Banff National Park
— 8 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
6
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Train:  7 h
7
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  9 h 30 min
8
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Whistler
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  13 h 45 min
10
Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Montebello
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
13
Whitehorse
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
14
Yellowknife
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
15
Churchill
— 2 nights
Fly:  39 h
End: Perth


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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.
Get in touch with nature at Cox Bay Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Tonquin Park and Eagle Aerie Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tofino: Ucluelet (Florencia Bay & Thornton Creek Hatchery). The adventure continues: trek along Pacific Rim National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Walk the Wild Side Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and don't miss a visit to Solart Glass Studio.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tofino road trip planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Tofino is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Tofino: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

4
nights
Campbell River, Vancouver Island

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Grove and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Elk Falls Provincial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Campbell River: Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (in Parksville), Old Country Market (in Coombs) and Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park (in Qualicum Beach). On the 5th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The adventure continues: take in the views from Elk Falls Suspension Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Campbell River trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tofino to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in December, expect nights in Campbell River to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cathedral Grove, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Old Country Market, Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove

2
nights
Clearwater

Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wells Gray Provincial Park. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Dawson Falls and then admire the sheer force of Helmcken Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Clearwater attractions planning website .

Getting from Campbell River to Clearwater by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Campbell River in December, things will get slightly colder in Clearwater: highs are around -5°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Helmcken Falls ©
Helmcken Falls
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Athabasca Glacier and Mount Edith Cavell. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunwapta Falls and The Beaver Boardwalk. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Old Fort Point Loop Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia Icefield Skywalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Clearwater to Jasper National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Clearwater to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Clearwater in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Beaver Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
The Beaver Boardwalk ©
The Beaver Boardwalk

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunshine Village and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Takakkaw Falls and Bow Lake. There's lots more to do: trek along Lake Agnes, contemplate the waterfront views at Vermilion Lakes, hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

Plan a Banff National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in December: highs in Banff National Park hover around -10°C, while lows dip to -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

Baddeck ©
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Visiting Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Ski Tuonela will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Middle Head Trail and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail (in Louisbourg), Ingonish (Ingonish Beach & Bog Trail) and Franey Mountain (in Dingwall). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Spruce Brewing, trek along White Point Hiking Trail, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baddeck trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Banff National Park to Baddeck in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in December, expect Baddeck to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island, Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail, Acadian Trail, Egypt Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Take a break from the city and head to Horseshoe Falls and Niagara Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Niagara Glen Nature Areas and Dufferin Islands Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and stroll around Queen Victoria Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and train from Baddeck to Niagara Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Baddeck to Niagara Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Baddeck in December: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Caroline Cellars Winery
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Glen Nature Areas ©
Niagara Glen Nature Areas
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada

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.
Take a break from the city and head to False Creek and Third Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Vancouver Lookout. There's lots more to do: walk around Stanley Park, pause for some photo ops at A-maze-ing Laughter, wander the streets of Gastown, and put a fun spin on your tour with Vancouver Mysteries.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vancouver, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Vancouver by combination of train and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in December; daily highs in Vancouver reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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.
Visiting Whistler Blackcomb and Brandywine Falls Provincial Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as The Whistler Train Wreck Trail and Spicy Sports. Take a break from Whistler with a short trip to Garibaldi Provincial Park in Brackendale, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Whistler Valley Trail, admire the sheer force of Alexander Falls, get outside with Whistler Village Sports, and fly down the slopes at Peak to Creek.

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Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Whistler to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Garibaldi Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Valley Trail ©
Whistler Valley Trail
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail ©
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail

2
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.
Visiting Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chemin Royal (Royal Road) and Vallee Bras-du-Nord. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Parcours des Anses and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Quebec City in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Whistler to Quebec City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Whistler in January; daily highs in Quebec City reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montebello.

Things to do in Quebec City

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Chemin Royal (Royal Road), Parcours des Anses, Vallee Bras-du-Nord
Highlights from your plan
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Vallee Bras-du-Nord ©
Vallee Bras-du-Nord

2
nights
Montebello

Montebello ©
Montebello is a municipality located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec (Canada). Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Omega Park, look for gifts at ChocoMotive, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Larose Forest, then glide through natural beauty at Countryside Adventures, and then steep yourself in history at Lieu historique national du Canada du Manoir-Papineau.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montebello travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montebello takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Montebello

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Countryside Adventures, Reserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle, Larose Forest
Highlights from your plan
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Reserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle ©
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Chambly Canal, look for all kinds of wild species at Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire, and then get outside with Parc de la Cite. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Laurentian Mountains.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montreal travel planner .

Getting from Montebello to Montreal by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Whitehorse.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chambly Canal, Parc de la Cite, Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire
Highlights from your plan
Laurentian Mountains ©
Laurentian Mountains
Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire ©
Chambly Canal ©
Chambly Canal

2
nights
Whitehorse

Whitehorse ©
Surrounded by three distinctive mountains, and perched upon a frigid river, Whitehorse lives up to its reputation as "The Wilderness City." The capital, and indeed only city of Canada's northwest Yukon region has a reputation for its clean air, with one survey ranking it as the city with the lowest air pollution in the world.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Miles Canyon, enjoy the sand and surf at Bennett Beach, and then take in the natural beauty of Takhini Hot Springs. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at MacBride Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yukon Wildlife Preserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Whitehorse trip tool .

Fly from Montreal to Whitehorse in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to Whitehorse. Traveling from Montreal in January, things will get a bit cooler in Whitehorse: highs are around -9°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowknife.

Things to do in Whitehorse

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bennett Beach
Highlights from your plan
Miles Canyon ©
Miles Canyon
Yukon Wildlife Preserve ©
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Takhini Hot Springs ©
Takhini Hot Springs

3
nights
Yellowknife

Yellowknife ©
Every year scores of tourists take a trip to Yellowknife for a chance to observe the Northern Lights over a remote yet scenic landscape deep in Canada's Norwest Territories.
On the 16th (Sat), hike along Niven Lake Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Nahanni National Park Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the masterpieces at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, and then ponder the world of politics at The Legislative Assembly Building.

Plan trip to Yellowknife with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Whitehorse to Yellowknife in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whitehorse to Yellowknife. Traveling from Whitehorse in January, things will get cooler in Yellowknife: highs are around -22°C and lows about -33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Churchill.

Things to do in Yellowknife

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahanni National Park Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Falls Trail ©
Cameron Falls Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Niven Lake Trail ©
Niven Lake Trail

2
nights
Churchill

Churchill ©
Churchill is a town in northern Manitoba, Canada on the west shore of Hudson Bay, roughly 110km from the Manitoba–Nunavut border. Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Eskimo Museum. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Wapusk National Park. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Churchill Northern Studies Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Bay Shore Road, view the masterpieces at Discover Churchill Photo Gallery, and look for gifts at Arctic Trading Company.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Churchill travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Yellowknife to Churchill takes 15.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowknife to Churchill due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Churchill are -24°C, while nighttime lows are -32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Churchill

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wapusk National Park ©
Wapusk National Park
Off-Road Tours
Eskimo Museum ©
Eskimo Museum

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