58 days in Canada Itinerary

58 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Lethbridge, Drive to Waterton Lakes National Park
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 7 nights
Drive to Lethbridge, Fly to Halifax
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Halifax
— 14 nights
Fly
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Montreal
— 17 nights
Fly
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Calgary
— 18 nights
Fly

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Waterton Lakes National Park

— 7 nights
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crypt Lake Trail and Cameron Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Waterton Lakes National Park: Cardston (Courthouse Museum & Remington Carriage Museum). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Bear's Hump, hike along Carthew - Alderson Trail, explore the activities along Bertha Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cameron Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Waterton Lakes National Park travel planning site.

Vancouver to Waterton Lakes National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vancouver in August since evenings lows in Waterton Lakes National Park dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Halifax

— 14 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Masstown Market (in Masstown), Look-off Family Campground & Takeout (in Canning) and Burntcoat Head Park (in Noel). Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Ground.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Halifax trip planner.

Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Halifax by combination of car and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park to Halifax. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in August since evenings lows in Halifax dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Montreal.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Montreal

— 17 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Parc Jean-Drapeau. Get out of town with these interesting Montreal side-trips: Shawinigan (Museum of Prime Minister Jean Chretien & La Cite de l'energie), Parc de la Pointe-Merry (in Magog) and Mine Capelton (in North Hatley). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, make a trip to Old Montreal, and stop by Quartier des spectacles.

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You can fly from Halifax to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Calgary.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Calgary

— 18 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Norquay and Ha Ling Peak. Change things up with these side-trips from Calgary: Banff (Tunnel Mountain Trail, Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge, &more), Nanton (The Candy Store in Nanton & Bomber Command Museum of Canada) and Quarry Lake (in Canmore). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Bow River, and take in breathtaking views at Horsethief Canyon.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Calgary trip maker site.

Getting from Montreal to Calgary by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Calgary is minus 2 hours. In September, Calgary is a bit cooler than Montreal - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.