56 days in Canada Itinerary

56 days in Canada Itinerary

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Ottawa
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Montreal
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Magog
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Fredericton
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Charlottetown
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Halifax
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Bathurst
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Quebec City
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Timmins
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Kakabeka Falls
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Winnipeg
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Prince Albert
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Edmonton
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park
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Barriere
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Kamloops
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Vancouver
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
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Fort Langley
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Kelowna
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Banff National Park
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Calgary
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Medicine Hat
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Regina
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Ottawa

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll the grounds of Beechwood Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court of Canada, get engrossed in the history at Laurier House National Historic Site, then appreciate the history behind Oscar Peterson Statue, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa tour itinerary planner.

Orangeville to Ottawa is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In June in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Montreal

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): bet on your favorite at Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, join the crowd at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica and then admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden.

Plan a Montreal trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Magog.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Magog

— 1 night
Magog is a city in southeastern Quebec, Canada, about east of Montreal at the confluence of Lake Memphremagog—after which the city was named—with the Rivière aux Cerises and the Magog River. Your day by day itinerary now includes Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac as well as Marais de la Riviere aux Cerises.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Magog online attractions planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Magog in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Magog are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fredericton.

Things to do in Magog

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Fredericton

— 1 night
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. On the 8th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Lighthouse and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Landing.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fredericton trip builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Magog to Fredericton in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Magog to Fredericton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Fredericton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Charlottetown

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Deep Roots Distillery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at PEI Brewing Company, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Great George Street Historic District, browse the exhibits of Lorimer Gallery, then contemplate the long history of St. Dunstan's Basilica, and finally get interesting insight from Island Boat Adventures.

Plan a Charlottetown trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fredericton to Charlottetown in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Fredericton, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Charlottetown, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. You will leave for Halifax on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Charlottetown

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Halifax

— 3 nights
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.
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens and take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Halifax online route planner.

You can drive from Charlottetown to Halifax in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Bathurst on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Bathurst

— 2 nights
Bathurst is the county seat for Gloucester County, New Brunswick, and is at the estuary of the Nepisiguit River. On the 15th (Wed), hike along Sentier Nepisiguit Mi'gmaq Trail and then go for a walk through La Promenade Waterfront.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bathurst trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Halifax to Bathurst takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Bathurst, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Bathurst

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Quebec City

— 2 nights
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.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Quebec City Mural and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quebec City online day trip planner.

Drive from Bathurst to Quebec City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bathurst to Quebec City. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Timmins.

Things to do in Quebec City

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Timmins

— 2 nights
Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll around Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gillies Lake Conservation Area, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Full Beard Brewing Co.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Timmins online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Quebec City to Timmins in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kakabeka Falls.

Things to do in Timmins

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Kakabeka Falls

— 1 night
You've now added Kakabeka Falls to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kakabeka Falls trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Timmins to Kakabeka Falls. In June, daily temperatures in Kakabeka Falls can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Kakabeka Falls

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Winnipeg

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

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 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sir Hugh John Macdonald House Dalnavert, then admire the natural beauty at Assiniboine Park, then admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Winnipeg itinerary app.

You can drive from Kakabeka Falls to Winnipeg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kakabeka Falls to Winnipeg is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kakabeka Falls in June: high temperatures in Winnipeg hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Prince Albert.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Prince Albert

— 2 nights
Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada, after Saskatoon and Regina. On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Diefenbaker House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Vintage Power Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Evolution of Education Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Prince Albert vacation maker site.

You can drive from Winnipeg to Prince Albert in 9 hours. Traveling from Winnipeg in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Prince Albert, with lows around 9°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Prince Albert

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Edmonton

— 2 nights

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Alberta Railway Museum and then stroll around Mill Creek Ravine Park. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at University of Alberta, then get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Basilica, and finally stop by Evoolution.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Prince Albert to Edmonton in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Prince Albert to Edmonton is minus 1 hour. In June in Edmonton, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Jasper National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Medicine Lake and Old Fort Point Loop Trail. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls, and trek along Bald Hills.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Edmonton to Jasper National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in June, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Jasper National Park. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Barriere.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Barriere

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barriere travel route planner.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Barriere in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Barriere. You'll set off for Kamloops on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Barriere

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Kamloops

— 2 nights

Tournament Capital of Canada

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): walk around McArthur Island Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kamloops tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Barriere to Kamloops takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Vancouver

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vancouver Lookout and Pacific Spirit Regional Park. There's still lots to do: stroll around Stanley Park, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at UBC Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver travel route planner.

Getting from Kamloops to Vancouver by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rainforest Trail as well as Tonquin Park. On the 6th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tofino online trip maker.

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. Traveling from Vancouver in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tofino: highs are around 21°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

Garden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Westsong Walkway. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll around Clover Point Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Langley.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Fort Langley

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Leghorn Ranch and Maple Ridge Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort Langley driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Fort Langley takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Victoria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Langley, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Fort Langley

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Kelowna

— 2 nights

Orchard City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): walk around Mission Creek Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Myra Canyon Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then learn about winemaking at Little Straw Vineyards, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kelowna day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Langley to Kelowna takes 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Banff National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Louise as well as Icefields Parkway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bow Lake and Lake Agnes. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sulphur Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Herbert Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Cascade Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park day trip site.

You can fly from Kelowna to Banff National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In July in Banff National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Calgary

— 2 nights

Stampede City

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 19th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Stephen Avenue Walk.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Calgary route maker site.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Calgary, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Medicine Hat.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Medicine Hat

— 1 night
Medicine Hat is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Medalta and then walk around Echo Dale Regional Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Medicine Hat trip itinerary app.

Getting from Calgary to Medicine Hat by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Calgary in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Medicine Hat: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Regina.

Things to do in Medicine Hat

Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Regina

— 2 nights

Queen City

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), stroll around Wascana Centre Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Regina road trip tool.

Drive from Medicine Hat to Regina in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Medicine Hat to Regina is 1 hour. While traveling from Medicine Hat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Regina, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Brandon.

Things to do in Regina

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Brandon

— 1 night
Brandon is the second-largest city in the province of Manitoba, Canada. On the 24th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Patricia Beach Provincial Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brandon holiday maker.

Getting from Regina to Brandon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. You will leave for Thunder Bay on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Brandon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Thunder Bay

— 1 night

Canada's Gateway to the West

A welcome breath of civilization for travelers crossing the vast Canadian landscape between the two oceans, Thunder Bay represents a transportation hub linking the country's sprawling agricultural interior with the rest of the world.
Plan a trip to Thunder Bay easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Brandon to Thunder Bay in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Wawa on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Wawa

— 1 night
Wawa is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Algoma District and associated with Wawa Lake. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at Young's General Store.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wawa trip builder website.

You can drive from Thunder Bay to Wawa in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Thunder Bay in July: highs in Wawa hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wawa

Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.