56 days in Canada Itinerary

56 days in Canada Itinerary

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Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gros Morne National Park
— 6 nights
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Quebec City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toronto
— 6 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Calgary
— 2 nights
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
Bus
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Jasper National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Istanbul Ataturk

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Halifax Public Gardens and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Lunenburg (Pleasant Paddling, St. John's Anglican Church, &more). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Province House.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Halifax online route planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Halifax is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in June; daily highs in Halifax reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Side Trips

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6
nights
Gros Morne National Park

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Bring the kids along to Bonne Bay Marine Station and The Tablelands. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shallow Bay Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cow Head Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Green Point, and hike along Lookout Trail.

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Getting from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in July, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Gros Morne National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Gros Morne National Park ©
World heritage site
Gros Morne National Park
5.0

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Old Quebec and Place Royale. Step out of Quebec City to go to Sainte Anne de Beaupre and see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec, witness the site of a historic battle at The Battlefields Park, and steep yourself in history at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City online holiday planner.

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Quebec City in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. In July, Quebec City is somewhat warmer than Gros Morne National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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Old Quebec ©
World heritage site
Old Quebec
4.9
Place Royale ©
Historic Walking Area
Place Royale
4.8

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Montreal

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.
Bring the kids along to Notre-Dame Basilica and Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, stroll around Mount Royal Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

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

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Quebec City in July: highs in Montreal hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Biodome de Montreal ©
Natural History Museum
Biodome de Montreal
4.0

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Ottawa

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.
Kids will enjoy Parliament Hill and Buildings and Canadian Museum of Nature. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, take a tour by water with Bayou-Outaouais, contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and wander the streets of ByWard Market.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa tour planning website.

Drive from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Bayou-Outaouais ©
Must see
Bayou-Outaouais
4.5
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Natural History Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
4.6
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Government Building
Parliament Hill and Buildings
4.7

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Niagara Falls Canada and Horseshoe Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, admire all the interesting features of Niagra Parkway, and get to know the resident critters at Bird Kingdom.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls holiday tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Ottawa to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Journey Behind the Falls ©
Geologic Formation
Journey Behind the Falls
3.9
Skylon Tower ©
Observation Deck
Skylon Tower
4.0

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Toronto

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like CN Tower and Casa Loma. Take a break from Toronto with a short trip to Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, visit Kensington Market, make a trip to Harbourfront Centre, and stroll around Toronto Music Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Toronto travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Toronto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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CN Tower
Must see
CN Tower
4.3

6
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Vancouver

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.
Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Granville Island. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, and walk around Queen Elizabeth Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip maker tool.

You can fly from Toronto to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Vancouver to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Stanley Park ©
Must see
Stanley Park
4.8
Granville Island ©
Neighborhood
Granville Island
4.3

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Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Butchart Gardens and Royal BC Museum. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, have fun and explore at Miniature World, and stroll around Beacon Hill Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Victoria trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you will find days in Victoria are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Side Trip

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The Butchart Gardens ©
Scenic Walking Area
The Butchart Gardens
4.7
Royal BC Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Royal BC Museum
4.7
Miniature World ©
Children’s Museum
Miniature World
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Calgary

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, then steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, and then admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Calgary trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Calgary takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Calgary is 1 hour. When traveling from Victoria in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Calgary: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Fort Calgary ©
Historic Site
Fort Calgary
3.8
Glenbow Museum ©
Art Museum
Glenbow Museum
4.5

7
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bow Valley Parkway and Bow Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Stanley Glacier (in Kootenay National Park), Kicking Horse River (in Field) and Natural Bridge (in Yoho National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount St. Piran, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and let the river carry you with Hydra River Guides.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Banff National Park when traveling from Calgary in August, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:
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Moraine Lake ©
Must see
Moraine Lake
4.8
Hydra River Guides ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Hydra River Guides
4.9
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Scenic Drive
Bow Valley Parkway
4.5

7
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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.
Family-friendly places like Jasper Rafting Adventures and Columbia Ice Field will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake, admire all the interesting features of Highway 93A, hike along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 22:
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Columbia Ice Field ©
Scenic Drive
Columbia Ice Field
4.1
Jasper Rafting Adventures ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Jasper Rafting Adventures
5.0

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