49 days in Canada Itinerary

49 days in Canada Itinerary

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49 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Whistler
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h
3
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kelowna
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
9
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
10
St. John's
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Lions Gate Bridge. Explore Vancouver's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Richmond) and Shannon Falls Provincial Park (in Squamish). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at False Creek, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, get advice or help at Canada Place, and admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary website .

Mexico City, Mexico to Vancouver is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in June, you will find days in Vancouver are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lynn Canyon Park, Sea to Sky Highway, Fishing Charters & Tours, Shannon Falls Provincial Park
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Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
False Creek ©
False Creek

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whistler Valley Trail and Nairn Falls Provincial Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whistler: Stawamus Chief Park (in Squamish) and Joffre Lakes Provincial Park (in Pemberton). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, let little ones run wild at Whistler Olympic Plaza, explore the activities along Lost Lake, and trek along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Whistler itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Whistler, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pemberton, Stawamus Chief Park
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Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Whistler Valley Trail ©
Whistler Valley Trail
Stawamus Chief Park ©
Stawamus Chief Park

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Scenic Marine Route. Venture out of the city with trips to Sooke (Cheanuh Marina & Sooke Potholes Provincial Park), The Raptors (in Duncan) and Harbourfront Walkway (in Nanaimo). The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore and take pictures at Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, don't miss a visit to Government Street, and stroll through Steve Fonyo Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Victoria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Whistler in July, you will find days in Victoria are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Alberni.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sooke, Salt Spring Island, The Raptors, Harbourfront Walkway, Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Sooke Potholes Provincial Park ©
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

Port Alberni ©
Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Port Alberni has a total population of 17,743, and a census agglomeration area of 25,396.Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, explore and take pictures at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, and then take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, then stroll around Parksville Community Park and Skate Park, and then stroll around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Alberni holiday planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Port Alberni in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Port Alberni: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Port Alberni

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Parksville, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park ©
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Long Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tofino side-trips: Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Wild Pacific Trail, & more). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Rainforest Trail, make a trip to Solart Glass Studio, and kick back and relax at Schooner Cove.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tofino trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Alberni to Tofino in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Alberni in July, expect nights in Tofino to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail

6
nights
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
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 off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Kangaroo Creek Farm. Explore Kelowna's surroundings by going to Kanazawa Wines (in Penticton), Osoyoos (Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more) and Summerland (8th Generation Vineyard & Kettle Valley Steam Railway). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Okanagan, learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park, and walk around Knox Mountain Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kelowna planning app .

Getting from Tofino to Kelowna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Osoyoos, Summerland, West Kelowna, Silver Sage Winery, Kangaroo Creek Farm
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Kangaroo Creek Farm ©
Kangaroo Creek Farm
Big White Ski Resort ©
Big White Ski Resort
Zipline

2
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
On the 27th (Sat), get lost in a book at Clearwater Library, Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, then take in the dramatic scenery at Helmcken Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Dawson Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Spahat Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wells Gray Provincial Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Clearwater trip planner .

Drive from Kelowna to Clearwater in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Nature Adventure
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Helmcken Falls ©
Helmcken Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spirit Island and Mount Edith Cavell. Explore Jasper National Park's surroundings by going to Hinton (Athabasca Riverfront Park & The Beaver Boardwalk). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Sunwapta Falls, explore the activities along Maligne Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, and get great views at Glacier Skywalk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jasper National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Jasper National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Clearwater to Jasper National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hinton
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Spirit Island ©
Spirit Island
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Agnes and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Canmore (Grassi Lakes, Big Head Sculpture, & more), Golden (Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge & River Rafting & Tubing) and Yoho National Park (Emerald Lake & Takakkaw Falls). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Icefields Parkway, admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway, take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you will find days in Banff National Park are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Golden, Canmore, Yoho National Park
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Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Canmore Cave Tours ©
Canmore Cave Tours
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

2
nights
St. John's

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at East Coast Trail and Johnson GEO CENTRE. When in St. John's, make a side trip to see Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour in Bell Island, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Cabot Tower, enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, and admire the masterpieces at The Rooms.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. John's vacation website .

Getting from Banff National Park to St. John's by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Banff National Park to St. John's. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St. John's, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Trail ©
East Coast Trail
Johnson GEO CENTRE ©
Johnson GEO CENTRE

5
nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

Baddeck ©
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uisge Ban Falls and Middle Head Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Baddeck side-trips: Ingonish (Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Broad Cove Mountain Trail, & more) and St. James Presbyterian Church (in Big Bras d'Or). There's still lots to do: trek along Skyline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabot Trail, take a leisurely stroll along Baddeck’s Boardwalk, and contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Baddeck trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from St. John's to Baddeck takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island, St. James Presbyterian Church
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

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