59 days in Canada Itinerary

59 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada travel planner

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Toronto
— 6 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa
— 3 nights
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Montreal
— 6 nights
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Quebec City
— 6 nights
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Halifax
— 2 nights
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Whistler
— 3 nights
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Vancouver
— 7 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
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Calgary
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy CN Tower and Toronto Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, admire the masterpieces at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, and take a stroll through The Distillery District.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Toronto trip itinerary website.

Edmonton to Toronto is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Toronto, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:

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.
Attractions like Journey Behind the Falls and Butterfly Conservatory make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Niagara Falls Canada, get to know the resident critters at Bird Kingdom, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and appreciate the history behind Clifton Hill War Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

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.
Family-friendly places like Parliament Hill and Buildings and Canadian Museum of Nature will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, hike along Gatineau Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ottawa tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Ottawa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ottawa, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Montreal

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Notre-Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, pause for some photo ops at Place d'Armes, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Montreal trip maker site.

You can drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Montreal, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:

Quebec City

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Old Quebec and Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at The Battlefields Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, examine the collection at La Citadelle de Quebec, and get lost in a book at Morrin Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip builder.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Montreal in April: highs in Quebec City hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 1:

Halifax

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and then explore the galleries of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, walk around Point Pleasant Park, and then make a trip to Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Halifax takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quebec City to Halifax, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quebec City in May, you will find days in Halifax are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Whistler

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Whistler Blackcomb and Whistler Museum. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lost Lake, explore the galleries of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Whistler online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Halifax to Whistler in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Halifax to Whistler, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Halifax in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Whistler, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

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.
Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Granville Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Leghorn Ranch (in Pitt Meadows) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Chilliwack). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in May, Vancouver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 13:

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 5 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.
Attractions like The Butchart Gardens and Craigdarroch Castle make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: East Sooke Regional Park (in Sooke), Sidney (Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea & BC Aviation Museum) and Goldstream Provincial Park (in Langford). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Bug Zoo, and explore the activities along Inner Harbour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Victoria itinerary planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: highs in Victoria hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Attractions like The Calgary Zoo and Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Muk-Luk Magpies Stained Glass Emporium in Airdrie (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, and step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary visit planner.

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 moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria in May, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Calgary. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

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.
Attractions like Sunshine Village and Forest Fix make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Burgess Shale, Lake O' Hara, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, and hike along Johnston Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Calgary in May, with highs in Banff National Park at 15°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 28:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marmot Basin Ski Area and The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre, stop by Friends of Jasper National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Medicine Lake, and browse the exhibits of Jasper Art Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

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.