42 days in Canada Itinerary

42 days in Canada Itinerary

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1
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
2
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
3
Whistler
— 4 nights
4
Vancouver
— 5 nights
5
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
7
Toronto
— 5 nights
8
Ottawa
— 3 nights
9
Montreal
— 4 nights
10
Quebec City
— 4 nights

5
nights
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.
Visiting Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Head to Samson Native Gallery and Elevation Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park (in Canmore), Emerald Lake (in Yoho National Park) and Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge (in Golden). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Bow Valley Parkway, fly down the slopes at SkiBig3 Adventure Hub, and trek along Johnston Canyon.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip planner.

London, UK to Banff National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get much colder in Banff National Park: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Canmore, Golden, Emerald Lake
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort ©
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum and The Jasper Planetarium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marmot Basin Ski Area and Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. There's still lots to do: get outside with Lac Beauvert, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, stop by Friends of Jasper National Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Jasper Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip maker tool.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in February, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (0°C), and nights are about the same (-15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Whistler.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Lac Beauvert ©
Lac Beauvert

4
nights
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.
Audain Art Museum and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Whistler Blackcomb and Sea to Sky Highway will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, browse the exhibits of The Gallery at Millenium Place, look for gifts at Spicy Sports, and explore the activities along Lost Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Whistler online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Whistler in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Whistler. Traveling from Jasper National Park in February, things will get a bit warmer in Whistler: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sea to Sky Highway
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Audain Art Museum ©
Audain Art Museum
Sea to Sky Highway ©
Sea to Sky Highway

5
nights
Vancouver

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
For shopping fun, head to Granville Island or Lipont Place. Appreciate the collections at Bill Reid Gallery and Vancouver Biennale. Venture out of the city with trips to Deep Cove (in North Vancouver), Surrey (Crescent Beach & Surrey Art Gallery) and George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, steep yourself in history at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, kick back and relax at Jericho Beach, and take a stroll through Gastown.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver online route maker.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in February, expect Vancouver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver Seawall, Deep Cove, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pacific Rim National Park and Chesterman Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Cox Bay Beach. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park, stop by Rubio, explore the galleries of Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and stroll around Tonquin Park.

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Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Tofino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tofino when traveling from Vancouver in February, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scenic Marine Route and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. For shopping fun, head to Russell Books or The Avenue Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and go for a stroll along the water at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Victoria tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tofino in February since evenings lows in Victoria dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Toronto.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature ©
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

5
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Ontario Museum and Canadian Automotive Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Distillery District and Toronto Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Square One Shopping Centre (in Mississauga) and Lynde Shores Conservation Area (in Whitby). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, browse the different shops at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Royal Conservatory of Music.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Toronto trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Toronto takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Victoria to Toronto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Victoria in February: highs in Toronto hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Square One Shopping Centre, Canadian Automotive Museum, Lynde Shores Conservation Area
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
Aga Khan Museum ©
Aga Khan Museum

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Canadian Museum of Nature and Canadian War Museum. Get in touch with nature at Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway and South March Highlands Conservation Forest. There's much more to do: wander the streets of ByWard Market, don't miss a visit to Hartwells Locks, explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum (Experimental Farm).

To see photos and tourist information, read Ottawa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get a bit cooler in Ottawa: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Rideau Canal National Historic Site ©
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway ©
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway

4
nights
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.
Barbie Expo and Old Port of Montreal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Carrefour Laval and Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Montreal trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Montreal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Montreal sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Carrefour Laval
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Barbie Expo ©
Barbie Expo

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quebec and Le Monastere des Augustines. Step off the beaten path and head to Vallee Bras-du-Nord and Valcartier Vacation Village. Explore Quebec City's surroundings by going to Hotel de Glace (in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier) and Stoneham Mountain Resort (in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Quartier Petit Champlain, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, find something for the whole family at Terrasse Dufferin Slides, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare du Palais.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Quebec City holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Quebec City, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Vallee Bras-du-Nord, Stoneham Mountain Resort
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Vallee Bras-du-Nord ©
Vallee Bras-du-Nord
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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