36 days in Canada Itinerary

36 days in Canada Itinerary

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36 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Castries
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Ingonish
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Mahone Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Charlottetown
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + train + foot + Fly:  10​h 45​min
6
Whistler
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Tofino
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h 45​min
8
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
9
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Castries

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
Huntsville is the largest town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Circling Hawks Centre and Sir Sam's Ski & Bike. Get in touch with nature at Arrowhead Provincial Park and Haliburton Nordic Trails. Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Rich Hill Candles and Gifts (in Bracebridge), Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club (in Parry Sound) and Yummies in a Jar (in Baysville). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm, look for gifts at Maple Bluff Farm, and take in the exciting artwork at The Screaming Heads of Midlothian.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Huntsville attractions planner .

Castries, St. Lucia to Huntsville is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Castries in December; daily highs in Huntsville reach -2°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Huntsville

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Haliburton, Baysville, Burk's Falls, Rosseau General Store, Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm ©
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm
Arrowhead Provincial Park ©
Arrowhead Provincial Park
Circling Hawks Centre ©
Circling Hawks Centre

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Escape the urban bustle at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Journey Behind the Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls & Niagara Falls). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District.

Plan trip to Toronto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Huntsville to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Huntsville in December, things will get a bit warmer in Toronto: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ingonish.

Things to do in Toronto

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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St. Lawrence Market ©
St. Lawrence Market
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ©
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

3
nights
Ingonish

Ingonish ©
Nestled on a cozy harbor surrounded by green forests, the coastal town of Ingonish serves as the perfect coastal retreat for those after a quiet getaway.
Head to Glass Artisans Gallery and Piper Pewter Inc.for plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Ski Tuonela. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ingonish: Indian Brook (Leather Works by Jolene & Colouratura Art Gallery) and Margaree Harbour Craft & Gift Shop (in Margaree Harbour). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Black Brook Beach and take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ingonish driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Toronto to Ingonish in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Ingonish due to the time zone difference. December in Ingonish sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahone Bay.

Things to do in Ingonish

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Indian Brook, Cape Breton Island, Glass Artisans Gallery, Ski Tuonela, Margaree Harbour Craft & Gift Shop
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Black Brook Beach ©
Black Brook Beach
Glass Artisans Gallery ©
Glass Artisans Gallery

2
nights
Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay ©
Mahone Bay is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada along the eastern end of Lunenburg County. Head to Have A Yarn and The Dog Shop Bathhouse & Boutiquefor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Teazer and Suttles & Seawinds. Get out of town with these interesting Mahone Bay side-trips: Hirtle's Beach (in Rose Bay), Rissers Beach Provincial Park (in Petite Riviere) and Crescent Beach (in Lunenburg). There's still lots to do: stop by Haskapa.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahone Bay travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ingonish to Mahone Bay. In December, daily temperatures in Mahone Bay can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Mahone Bay

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Westcote Bell Pottery, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Hirtle's Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Have A Yarn ©
Have A Yarn
Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

4
nights
Charlottetown

Charlottetown ©
The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at GJDE Gift Emporium and Sara Bonnyman Pottery. Get outdoors at Ski Wentworth and Northumberland Links Golf Club. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottetown: Greenwich Interpretation Centre (in Saint Peters Bay), Northport Beach Provincial Park (in Northport) and Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop (in River John). There's more to do: stop by PEI Seaglass Shanty.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottetown online visit planner .

Getting from Mahone Bay to Charlottetown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mahone Bay in December, expect Charlottetown to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Charlottetown

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Island Artifacts Eclectic Gift Shop, Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop, GJDE Gift Emporium, PEI Seaglass Shanty, Shoreline Design
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Ski Wentworth ©
Ski Wentworth
Northumberland Links Golf Club ©
Northumberland Links Golf Club
Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop ©
Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Backcountry Snowcats Ltd and Olives On Tap. Visiting Whistler Blackcomb and Black Tusk Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Oracle Emporium at Whistler, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the activities along Lost Lake.

Plan trip to Whistler with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Charlottetown to Whistler in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. December in Whistler sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Whistler

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Backcountry Snowcats Ltd
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Black Tusk Trail ©
Black Tusk Trail
Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake

3
nights
Tofino

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.
Head to Dockside Smoked Fish Store and Image West Giftsfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Long Beach and Chesterman Beach. Go for a jaunt from Tofino to Ucluelet to see Wild Pacific Trail about 38 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rainforest Trail, look for gifts at House of Himwitsa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Florencia Bay, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tofino trip builder site .

Getting from Whistler to Tofino by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Whistler in January, you will find days in Tofino are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Tofino

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail

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.
For shopping fun, head to Friends of Jasper National Park or Candy Bears' Lair. Step out of the city life by going to Maligne Lake and Athabasca Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, stroll through Mount Edith Cavell Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak, and explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Jasper National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tofino in January, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be colder, around -15°C, while days are little chillier, around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls

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nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports, take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in January, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (-7°C), and nights are about the same (-16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Takakkaw Falls
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort

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