36 days in Canada Itinerary

36 days in Canada Itinerary

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36 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Drive:  3 h
1
Moncton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Charlottetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Fredericton
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Montreal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Toronto
— 4 nights
Drive:  23 h 15 min
8
Winnipeg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Regina
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
10
Calgary
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Edmonton
— 3 nights
Drive:  13 h
12
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
13
Victoria
— 3 nights
drive:  11 h 30 min
14
Halifax
— 1 day
End: Halifax

2
nights
Moncton

Moncton ©
Called "Hub City" because of its history as a major transportation center, Moncton boasts two universities and a pleasant downtown filled with restaurants and shops.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the activities along Tidal Bore, try to win big at Casino New Brunswick, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Magnetic Hill Zoo, and finally stop by Starving Artist Moncton.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moncton online attractions planner.

Halifax to Moncton is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Moncton when traveling from Halifax in March, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Moncton

Parks Nature Casinos
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Magnetic Hill Zoo ©
Magnetic Hill Zoo
Tidal Bore ©
Tidal Bore
Starving Artist Moncton ©
Starving Artist Moncton

2
nights
Charlottetown

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): walk around Confederation Landing Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then stop by Nessya's Gems and Jewels, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Dunstan's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Beaconsfield Historic House, then relax in the rural setting at Island Hill Farm Inc, then get outside with The Hughes-Jones Centre for People and Animals, and finally stroll around Victoria Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charlottetown holiday planner.

Drive from Moncton to Charlottetown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericton.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Island Hill Farm Inc
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Island Hill Farm Inc ©
Island Hill Farm Inc

1
night
Fredericton

Fredericton ©
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. On the 5th (Thu), walk around Odell Park, engage your brain at Science East, then contemplate the long history of Legislative Assembly Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Old Government House, make a trip to The Lighthouse, explore the galleries of Gallery on Queen, make a trip to City Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Fredericton Region Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Officers' Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fredericton tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Charlottetown to Fredericton by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fredericton when traveling from Charlottetown in March, with lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Fredericton

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Beaverbrook Art Gallery ©
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Science East ©
Science East
Old Government House ©
Old Government House

3
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.
Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, visit Terrasse Dufferin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, and take a stroll through Quartier Petit Champlain.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericton to Quebec City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fredericton in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Quebec City, with lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

3
nights
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and walk around Mount Royal Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montreal trip itinerary site.

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

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.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ottawa journey planning website.

You can take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Niagara Falls (Butterfly Conservatory, Skylon Tower, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa in March, expect Toronto to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
CN Tower
CN Tower
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

2
nights
Winnipeg

Winnipeg
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, then look and learn at Manitoba Museum, and then contemplate the long history of The Forks National Historic Site. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Assiniboine Park Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Assiniboine Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Winnipeg journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Winnipeg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Winnipeg. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Winnipeg at -1°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Regina.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Manitoba Museum
Manitoba Museum
Assiniboine Park Zoo ©
Assiniboine Park Zoo
The Forks National Historic Site ©
The Forks National Historic Site

1
night
Regina

Regina ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Royal Saskatchewan Museum, step into the grandiose world of Stone Hall Castle, and then stop by Dessart Sweets.

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Traveling by flight from Winnipeg to Regina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Regina can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Regina

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Saskatchewan Museum ©
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Stone Hall Castle ©
Stone Hall Castle

2
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then buy something for everyone on your list at Stephen Avenue Walk. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cold Garden Beverage Company, then have some family-friendly fun at BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Calgary day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Regina to Calgary in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Regina in March; daily highs in Calgary reach 3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

3
nights
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look and learn at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Life, then get in on the family fun at World Waterpark, and finally find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at Alberta Legislature Building, then find something for the whole family at Galaxyland, and then have some family-friendly fun at LaunchPad Trampoline Park.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton trip builder.

Getting from Calgary to Edmonton by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. March in Edmonton sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -9°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vancouver.

Things to do in Edmonton

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

St. Albert Botanic Park
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Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ©
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
LaunchPad Trampoline Park ©
LaunchPad Trampoline Park

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nights
Vancouver

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Shannon Falls Provincial Park (in Squamish) and Whistler (Whistler Sliding Centre & Off-Road Tours). There's lots more to do: stroll around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Granville Island, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in March: highs in Vancouver hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Whistler, Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

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nights
Victoria

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.
Victoria is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and admire the striking features of British Columbia Parliament Buildings.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria online route planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Victoria in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Halifax

Halifax ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Halifax online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Halifax takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. Traveling from Victoria to Halifax, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Victoria, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Halifax, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens

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