60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada tour planner

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Whistler
— 4 nights
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Sun Peaks
— 1 night
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Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
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Banff National Park
— 6 nights
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Ottawa
— 4 nights
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Mont Tremblant
— 3 nights
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Montreal
— 4 nights
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La Malbaie
— 2 nights
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Quebec City
— 5 nights
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Halifax
— 3 nights
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Saint John
— 1 night
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Toronto
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Tofino
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
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Vancouver
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and Whistler Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Gallery at Millenium Place and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. Take a break from Whistler with a short trip to Backcountry Snowcats Ltd in Mount Currie, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, hit the slopes at Ski Butlers Whistler, explore the activities along Lost Lake, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Whistler day trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Whistler is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Whistler. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get cooler in Whistler: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sun Peaks.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:

Sun Peaks

— 1 night
Sun Peaks is a mountain resort municipality in British Columbia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get a dose of the wild on Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Sun Peaks road trip tool.

Drive from Whistler to Sun Peaks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Whistler in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sun Peaks: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Sun Peaks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:

Jasper National Park

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum and The Jasper Planetarium. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Friends of Jasper National Park and Mountain Galleries. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jasper National Park: Hinton (Northern Rockies Museum & Hinton Nordic Centre). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, cast your line with On-Line Sport & Tackle, cruise along Highway 93A, and head outdoors with Lac Beauvert.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sun Peaks to Jasper National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sun Peaks to Jasper National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sun Peaks in March, with highs in Jasper National Park at 5°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:

Banff National Park

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Let the collections at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Samson Native Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Banff National Park: Marble Canyon (in Kootenay National Park) and Yoho National Park (Burgess Shale & Emerald Lake). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, head outdoors with Stanley Glacier Hike, take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout, and relax and rejuvenate at Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Jasper National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Banff National Park, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:

Ottawa

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rideau Canal National Historic Site and Countryside Adventures. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parliament Hill and Buildings and Notre Dame Basilica. Change things up with a short trip to Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature, see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of History, hike along Gatineau Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ottawa online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Ottawa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa is 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mont Tremblant.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Mont Tremblant

— 3 nights
Best known for its ski resort, Mont Tremblant appeals to tourists regardless of season with its lush natural setting and priceless mountain views.
Get outdoors at Alaskan Adventure Dog Sledding and Ski Vallee Bleue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont Tremblant: Kanatha-Aki (in Val-des-Lacs) and Station Touristique Val Saint-Come (in Saint-Come). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Ski de Fond Mont-Tremblant, explore the galleries of Lolipop, take some stellar pictures from Domaine Saint-Bernard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Blanc-Faustin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Mont Tremblant vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Ottawa to Mont Tremblant takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mont Tremblant, with lows of -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Mont Tremblant

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Montreal

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Biodome de Montreal and Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal. Get some historical perspective at Notre-Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreal: Mont SUTTON (in Sutton) and Canard du Lac Brome (in Knowlton). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, explore the world behind art at Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, examine the collection at Barbie Expo, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip planner.

Getting from Mont Tremblant to Montreal by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mont Tremblant in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Montreal, with lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Malbaie.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

La Malbaie

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Musee de la Drave, fly down the slopes at Mont Grand-Fonds, then explore the world behind art at Musee de Charlevoix, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur, and finally head outdoors with Plage de St-Irenee. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Randonnees Nature-Charlevoix, then hit the slopes at Luge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Massif de Charlevoix, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie d'art Iris.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the La Malbaie trip planner.

Drive from Montreal to La Malbaie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in La Malbaie when traveling from Montreal in March, with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in La Malbaie

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quebec and Quartier Petit Champlain. La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee de la civilisation will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Quebec City's surroundings by going to Vallee Bras-du-Nord (in Saint-Raymond) and Le Chemin de La Liseuse (in Pont-Rouge). There's still lots to do: walk around Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, get to know the fascinating history of Lower Town (Basse-Ville), fly down the slopes at Centre de Ski de Fond de Charlesbourg, and take a stroll through Place Royale.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City visit website.

Traveling by car from La Malbaie to Quebec City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Quebec City is a bit warmer than La Malbaie - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

Halifax

— 3 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.
Head to Dartmouth Crossing and Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Companyfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Properties, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halifax road trip planning app.

You can fly from Quebec City to Halifax in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Quebec City to Halifax. While traveling from Quebec City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Halifax, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Saint John

— 1 night

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
On the 7th (Wed), stroll around Irving Nature Park, then get outside with Loyalist Burial Ground, then explore the world behind art at New Brunswick Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Saint John City Market.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint John trip planner.

You can fly from Halifax to Saint John in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in April: highs in Saint John hover around 10°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Saint John

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Toronto

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Casa Loma and Dundurn Castle are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Hamilton. When in Toronto, make a side trip to see Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory in Cambridge, approximately Cambridge away. The adventure continues: stop by The Distillery District, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, explore the world behind art at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, and engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Saint John to Toronto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint John to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint John in April since evenings lows in Toronto dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and King Street Gallery. The Hare Wine Co. and Kacaba Vineyards Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino, see the interesting displays at Jordan Historical Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip maker tool.

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, look for gifts at Reflecting Spirit Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cox Bay Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tofino vacation maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Tofino takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Niagara Falls in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tofino, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal BC Museum and Miniature World. Let the collections at BC Aviation Museum and Sidney Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victoria: East Sooke Regional Park (in Sooke), Westholme Tea Company (in Westholme) and Rembrandt's Chocolates (in Duncan). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Inner Harbour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria route planning site.

You can drive from Tofino to Victoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

Vancouver

— 5 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.
Head to Granville Island and Granville Island Public Marketfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Downtown. There's much more to do: walk around Stanley Park, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take a stroll through Gastown, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver vacation planning site.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. April in Vancouver sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:

Canada travel guide

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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.