59 days in Canada Itinerary

59 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada vacation planner

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Fly to Vancouver, Fly to Tofino
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Calgary
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Ottawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 5 nights
Drive
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Quebec City
— 5 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive
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Toronto
— 6 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Swartz Bay, Ferry to Tsawwassen, Drive to Whistler
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Whistler
— 4 nights
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— 7 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): hike along Rainforest Trail, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pacific Rim Distilling. On your second day here, stroll through Pacific Rim National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tofino attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tofino is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Tofino, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in January, with highs in Tofino at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Calgary.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Calgary

— 5 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore Calgary's surroundings by going to West Bragg Creek Day Use Area (in Bragg Creek) and Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary (in Cochrane). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Spruce Meadows, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Knox United Church, and walk around Fort Calgary.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Calgary online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofino to Calgary takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino to Calgary, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tofino in January: high temperatures in Calgary hover around 0°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jasper National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness, hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, stop by Friends of Jasper National Park, and get outside with Lac Beauvert.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Jasper National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Banff National Park

— 7 nights
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.
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For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in January: highs in Banff National Park hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -16°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Ottawa

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Ottawa is known for museums, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, make a trip to Canadian War Museum, trek along Gatineau Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January in Ottawa, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Montreal

— 5 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.
Step out of Montreal with an excursion to Alaskan Adventure Dog Sledding in Arundel--about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montreal attractions planner.

You can drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Quebec City

— 5 nights
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.
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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, stop by Place Royale, admire the striking features of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), and immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Quebec City visit planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Quebec City, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights
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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Niagara Falls Canada, head off the coast to Dufferin Islands Park, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and do a tasting at Rancourt Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Quebec City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quebec City in February; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Toronto

— 6 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Venture out of the city with trips to Royal Botanical Gardens (in Burlington) and Art Gallery of Hamilton (in Hamilton). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, admire the natural beauty at Allan Gardens Conservatory, and get curious at Ontario Science Centre.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Toronto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 4 nights

Garden City

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.
Step out of Victoria with an excursion to Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and walk around Beacon Hill Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Victoria trip itinerary site.

Getting from Toronto to Victoria by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Victoria is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Toronto in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Victoria, with highs around 9°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Whistler

— 4 nights
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.
Whistler is known for adventure, winter sports, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistler Blackcomb, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Whistler in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Victoria in February, things will get a bit cooler in Whistler: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Vancouver

— 7 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Coquitlam (Lafarge Lake & Town Centre Park). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Stanley Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Whistler in February; daily highs in Vancouver reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

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.