60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Buffalo, Bus to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toronto
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 4 nights
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Drive to Tsawwassen, Ferry to Swartz Bay, Drive to Victoria
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Edmonton
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ottawa
— 4 nights
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Mont Tremblant
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 6 nights
Drive
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Quebec City
— 6 nights
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Niagara Falls

— 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Butterfly Conservatory and Journey Behind the Falls. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, stop by Nigh's Sweet Shop, take in the views from Welland Bridge 13, and get in on the family fun at Niagara SkyWheel.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

New York City, USA to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 33°F and lows reach 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

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 Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and wander the streets of Kensington Market.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Toronto, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

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 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Mermaid Tales Bookshop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cox Bay Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofino trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Tofino takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Tofino. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Tofino to be a bit warmer, temps between 49°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Vancouver

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Granville Island, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, engage your brain at Science World, and take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver route planner.

Getting from Tofino to Vancouver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 41°F in Vancouver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:

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.
Family-friendly places like Whistler Blackcomb and Lost Lake will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Backcountry Snowcats Ltd in Mount Currie (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Peak to Creek, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Whistler vacation planner.

Drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Whistler is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of 44°F and lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Royal BC Museum and Miniature World. Step out of Victoria with an excursion to BC Aviation Museum in Sidney--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Victoria Bug Zoo, explore and take pictures at Inner Harbour, look for gifts at Pure Lovin' Chocolate, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Victoria trip maker app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Whistler to Victoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Whistler in March, expect Victoria to be a bit warmer, temps between 50°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:

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.
Family-friendly places like Sunshine Village and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Yoho National Park (Sherbrooke Lake & Emerald Lake) and Marble Canyon (in Kootenay National Park). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, explore the activities along Lake Louise, and gear up at SkiBig3 Adventure Hub.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Victoria to Banff National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Banff National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria in March, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (35°F), and nights are cooler (17°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:

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.
Family-friendly places like Marmot Basin Ski Area and Old Fort Point will thrill your kids. When in Jasper National Park, make a side trip to see Hinton Nordic Centre in Hinton, approximately Hinton away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, relax and rejuvenate at Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness, stop by Friends of Jasper National Park, and explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:

Edmonton

— 3 nights

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Bring the kids along to TELUS World of Science - Edmonton and Old Strathcona. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Royal Alberta Museum, get your bearings at Edmonton Federal Building Visitor Centre, cool off at World Waterpark, and browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton holiday tool.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

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.
Kids will enjoy Rideau Canal National Historic Site and ByWard Market. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of Nature, explore the landscape on two wheels at Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa attractions planning website.

Fly from Edmonton to Ottawa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mont Tremblant.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alaskan Adventure Dog Sledding and Ski Vallee Bleue. Change things up with a short trip to Kanatha-Aki in Val-des-Lacs (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ski de Fond Mont-Tremblant, identify plant and animal life at Domaine Saint-Bernard, stroll through Aventures Neige, and get a taste of life in the country at Ranch Mar-ma.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mont Tremblant trip planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Mont Tremblant by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ottawa in April since evenings lows in Mont Tremblant dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Mont Tremblant

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

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.
Attractions like Biodome de Montreal and Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, admire the striking features of BNP Tower / Laurentian Bank Tower, and make a trip to Old Montreal.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montreal trip site.

Traveling by car from Mont Tremblant to Montreal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mont Tremblant in April since evenings lows in Montreal dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Quebec and Hotel de Glace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quebec City: Station de Ski Mont-Orignal (in Lac Etchemin), Le Chemin de La Liseuse (in Pont-Rouge) and Valcartier Vacation Village (in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, admire the striking features of Maison de la litterature, find something for the whole family at Terrasse Dufferin Slides, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quebec City attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in April, you will find days in Quebec City are slightly colder (46°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 27:

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.