37 days in Canada Itinerary

37 days in Canada Itinerary

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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
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Ottawa
— 2 nights
4
Montreal
— 3 nights
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Quebec City
— 5 nights
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Toronto
— 3 nights
7
Niagara-on-the-Lake
— 3 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
9
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
10
Whistler
— 4 nights

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Banff National Park

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.
Let the collections at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Johnston Canyon and SkiBig3 Adventure Hub. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Canmore (Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park & The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company). The adventure continues: stroll through Tunnel Mountain Trail, look for gifts at Cabin108, play a few rounds at Banff Springs Golf Course, and trek along Hoodoos Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Banff National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Canmore
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Tunnel Mountain Trail ©
Tunnel Mountain Trail
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain

4
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Jasper National Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jasper Planetarium and Mountain Galleries. Let the collections at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives and Jasper Art Gallery capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, stroll through Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park itinerary builder app.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around -5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

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Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then examine the collection at Bank of Canada Museum, then wander the streets of ByWard Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pariosse Ste. Clement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Ottawa in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jasper National Park to Ottawa. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ottawa when traveling from Jasper National Park in December, with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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Montreal

Montreal ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Notre-Dame Basilica and Biodome de Montreal. St. Patrick's Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: visit Quartier des spectacles, don't miss a visit to Place Jacques-Cartier, examine the collection at Grevin Montreal, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montreal day trip app.

Traveling by car from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Montreal, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Quartier des spectacles ©
Quartier des spectacles

5
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Quebec City

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.
Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) and La Citadelle de Quebec will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Place Royale and Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Quartier Petit Champlain, see the interesting displays at Erico - Creative Chocolate Shop and Chocolate Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, and browse the collection at Morrin Centre.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Quebec City attractions planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Montreal in January since evenings lows in Quebec City dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec ©

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Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Ontario Museum and Hockey Hall of Fame. Explore hidden gems such as Bata Shoe Museum and Nathan Phillips Square. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, take a stroll through Bloor West Village, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and make a trip to CN Tower.

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You can fly from Quebec City to Toronto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Toronto is somewhat warmer than Quebec City - with highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake ©
In a place calling itself the "Loveliest Town in Canada," vacations in Niagara-on-the-Lake remain a good choice for anyone searching for a relaxed and scenic experience in Canada's wine country.
Chateau des Charmes and Inniskillin Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Silversmith Brewing Company and Reif Estate Winery. The adventure continues: do a tasting at The Hare Wine Co., identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, and walk around Queens Royal Park Gazebo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara-on-the-Lake trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Niagara-on-the-Lake can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Charmes ©
Chateau des Charmes
The Hare Wine Co. ©
The Hare Wine Co.
Reif Estate Winery ©
Reif Estate Winery

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Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pacific Rim National Park and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cedar House Gallery - Huu Mees Ma As and Roy Henry Vickers Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Florencia Bay in Ucluelet (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, stroll through Cox Bay Beach, and stroll around Tonquin Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tofino road trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Tofino takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Tofino, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara-on-the-Lake in January, with highs in Tofino at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Christ Church Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Craigdarroch Castle and Wharf Street. There's lots more to do: hike along Scenic Marine Route, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria Pier, admire the masterpieces at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Ross Bay Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Victoria attractions planner.

You can drive from Tofino to Victoria in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Tofino in January, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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Whistler

Whistler ©
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.
Get outdoors at Whistler Blackcomb and Vallea Lumina. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Audain Art Museum and The Whistler Train Wreck Trail. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, shop like a local with Spicy Sports, and stroll through Whistler Valley Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Whistler trip planning app.

Getting from Victoria to Whistler by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Victoria in January, expect Whistler to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -5°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail ©
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail

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