60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada tour planner

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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
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Vancouver
— 7 nights
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Whistler
— 5 nights
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Kelowna
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 9 nights
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Banff National Park
— 8 nights
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Calgary
— 5 nights
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Saskatoon
— 3 nights
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Regina
— 2 nights
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Wasagaming
— 2 nights
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Winnipeg
— 4 nights
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Thunder Bay
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Paddle West Kayaking, Rainforest Trail, Dockside Smoked Fish Store, and other attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Pacific Rim National Park and Long Beach. Step out of Tofino to go to Ucluelet and see Wild Pacific Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tofino holiday planner.

Toronto to Tofino is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Toronto to Tofino, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Tofino is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Inner Harbour and Craigdarroch Castle are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching and Vancouver Island Expeditions. When in Victoria, make a side trip to see Stone Butter Church in Duncan, approximately Duncan away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, pick up some local products at Glenwood Meats, trek along Scenic Marine Route, and admire the landmark architecture of Hatley Park National Historic Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Victoria trip builder site.

You can drive from Tofino to Victoria in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Victoria are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

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.
Head to Granville Island and Museum of Anthropologyfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Sea Dragon Charters and Sunset Beach. There's still lots to do: walk around Stanley Park, take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip planner.

Fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Vancouver are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 3:

Whistler

— 5 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.
Visiting Whistler Blackcomb and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Whistler: Squamish (Stawamus Chief Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, cruise along Sea to Sky Highway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Harmony Lake Trail.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Whistler journey planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Whistler. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Kelowna

— 3 nights

Orchard City

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Step out of the city life by going to Myra Canyon Park and Okanagan Valley. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art, hike along Boucherie Rush Trail, and take a tour by water with Kelowna Divers.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kelowna trip planner.

Getting from Whistler to Kelowna by car takes about 5.5 hours. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Jasper National Park

— 9 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.
Do your shopping at Jasper Art Gallery and Mountain Galleries. Step out of the city life by going to Athabasca Falls and Annette Lake. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, hike along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, identify plant and animal life at Jasper Riding Stables, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Jasper National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Kelowna to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Jasper National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 20:

Banff National Park

— 8 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.
Do your shopping at Samson Native Gallery and Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Wapta Falls, Burgess Shale, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, stroll through Mount St. Piran, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive, and head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 28:

Calgary

— 5 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and Shallow Water Drift Co. - Day Boat Trips. For shopping fun, head to Stephen Avenue Walk or Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Calgary: Mclean Creek Provincial Recreation Area (in Bragg Creek) and Royal Tyrrell Museum (in Drumheller). On the 1st (Sun), spend a day of historical exploration at Heritage Park Historical Village. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, and enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Calgary trip maker app.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Calgary. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Saskatoon.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:

Saskatoon

— 3 nights

Paris of the Prairies

Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon remains compact and manageable enough for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle.
Get outdoors at Meewasin Valley and Cranberry Flats Conservation Area. Popular historic sites such as Batoche National Historic Site and St. John's Anglican Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saskatoon: Petrofka Orchard (in Waldheim) and Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Center (in Duck Lake). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Beaver Creek Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Western Development Museum, admire the natural beauty at Floral Acres Greenhouse, and take an in-depth tour of Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saskatoon trip app.

Getting from Calgary to Saskatoon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary to Saskatoon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Regina.

Things to do in Saskatoon

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Regina

— 2 nights

Queen City

Named after Queen Victoria, cultured Regina serves as a provincial capital and boasts many manicured parks, which make it a pleasant place to visit throughout the year.
On the 6th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Wakamow Valley, contemplate the long history of Tunnels of Moose Jaw, and then look for gifts at Oliv. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Government House, then get a sense of history and politics at Legislative Building, and then step into the grandiose world of Stone Hall Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Regina route planning website.

Drive from Saskatoon to Regina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Regina can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Wasagaming.

Things to do in Regina

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Wasagaming

— 2 nights
Wasagaming is the main town-site in the popular tourist destination Riding Mountain National Park. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riding Mountain National Park. On the next day, trek along Kinosao Trail, trek along Gorge Creek Trail, and then hike along Ominik March Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wasagaming trip planner.

You can drive from Regina to Wasagaming in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Wasagaming are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Wasagaming

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

Winnipeg

— 4 nights

Gateway to the West

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
Head to Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and Frescolio Fine Oils and Vinegarsfor plenty of shopping. Visit The Forks National Historic Site and Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Andrews (St. Andrews on the Red Anglican Church & Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface, contemplate the long history of Fort Gibraltar, take an in-depth tour of Sir Hugh John Macdonald House Dalnavert, and see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Winnipeg trip planner.

Getting from Wasagaming to Winnipeg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Wasagaming in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Winnipeg, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Thunder Bay.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Thunder Bay

— 4 nights

Canada's Gateway to the West

A welcome breath of civilization for travelers crossing the vast Canadian landscape between the two oceans, Thunder Bay represents a transportation hub linking the country's sprawling agricultural interior with the rest of the world.
Visiting Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and Kakabeka Falls will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Thunder Bay to Dorion to see Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort William Historical Park, appreciate the history behind Terry Fox Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Cascades Conservation Area, and admire the natural beauty at Centennial Botanical Conservatory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thunder Bay trip tool.

You can fly from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, plan for little chillier nights in Thunder Bay, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.

Alberta travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Home to two of the world's oldest national parks, Alberta draws millions of visitors with its scenic landscapes ideal for skiing, hiking, and camping. Few leave this western Canadian province without a visit to Lake Louise, arguably the biggest attraction in Alberta. The pristine area around this glacial body of water offers some of the world's finest trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, while a nearby ski resort provides runs for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing. If you get sated of all those picture-perfect natural landscapes, add Calgary or Edmonton to your Alberta trip itinerary. Both offer good tourist infrastructure and host renowned festivals, celebrating everything from the country's ranching culture to folk music.

Saskatchewan travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Land of the Living Skies
Major tourist attractions in Saskatchewan remain the region's uncrowded national parks, unspoiled waterways, and vast boreal forests. While a sprawling prairie covers most of Saskatchewan's southern half, its northern section contains the majority of the province's legendary 100,000 lakes. With water such a prominent feature, it's no surprise most visitors take a trip to Saskatchewan to canoe, fish, kayak, and swim in some of the world's least-spoiled lakes and rivers. Other popular activities include golfing, horseback riding, hiking, and observing the region's abundant animal life. Spread over a vast but sparsely populated land, Saskatchewan's small towns offer plenty of modern amenities and loads of hospitality.

Manitoba travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Gardens
At the longitudinal center of Canada, the prairie province of Manitoba relies heavily on agriculture, though its cultural and natural attractions draw a growing number of international tourists. Urban sightseeing in Manitoba centers on Winnipeg, the sophisticated provincial capital offering a surprisingly diverse selection of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Churchill, the province's other big city, appeals mostly to adventurers taking a trip to Manitoba for a chance to spot black bears and explore sprawling national parks. Between these two urban centers stretches a vast prairie landscape that remains Manitoba's true treasure. Get the feel for this big land by driving over is mostly empty roads, making stops at atmospheric little towns to rest, meet the locals, and contemplate what you've seen.