In two weeks, you can visit five destinations of one or two provinces, like Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver, on a west coast road trip. Swap the roads for the rail through British Columbia, adding Winnipeg and northern Churchill, Manitoba, to the mix. Or, discover Toronto and Ottawa and the food scene in Montréal, Québec City, and Charlevoix of Eastern Canada. Alternatively, seek wildlife and nature in Québec on a bear spotting and whale watching excursion, or consider hiking in the Rockies and the Okanagan Valley and enjoy the sights of Yoho National Park.

Itinerary #1: Western Canada Road Trip: From the Rockies to the Pacific

This two-week itinerary is an excellent introduction to British Columbia and Alberta as it includes a road trip through the Canadian Rockies, covering Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver, and Tofino. Ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, be amazed at glacier-fed Louise and Moraine lakes, see canyons and waterfalls in Jasper National Park, and tour Grouse Mountain and Granville Island in Vancouver.

Sunrise over Lake Moraine at Banff National Park
If you can, get in an early morning to watch the sun rise over Lake Moraine at Banff National Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Calgary (Alberta), Drive to Banff (British Columbia) Banff
Day 2 Free Day in Banff, Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk Trail Banff
Day 3 Banff National Park Excursion Banff
Day 4 Drive to Jasper, Relax in Natural Hot Springs Jasper
Day 5 Discover Jasper National Park Jasper
Day 6 Drive to Kamloops, Hike the Hoodoos Trails Kamloops
Day 7 Transfer to Vancouver, Visit Grouse Mountain Vancouver
Day 8 Tour Vancouver & Granville Island Vancouver
Day 9 Ferry to Victoria, Self-Guided City Tour Victoria
Day 10 Drive to Tofino, Hike the Rain Forest Trail Tofino
Day 11 Explore Tofino Beaches Tofino
Day 12 Surfing in Tofino, Whale Watching Tour Tofino
Day 13 Drive to Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Vancouver
Day 14 Depart Vancouver  

Collect your rental car and drive to Banff. Visit the Park Museum, stroll along the Bow River, and ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain to embark on the Boardwalk Trail. Spend a day in Banff National Park admiring the striking Lake Louise and Moraine Lake before dining at the grand Fairmont Château. Continue through the Canadian Rockies and the Icefields Parkway, stopping at Miette Hot Springs and Bow and Peyto lakes on your way to wild Jasper. Take a boat trip in the national park on Maligne Lake to see Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls, or ride the Jasper SkyTram to the top of Whistler Mountain.

Next, drive through Mount Robson and Wells Gray provincial parks en route to Kamloops to hike amid the hoodoos. Carry on to Vancouver to tour Stanley Park, Chinatown, and Gastown, and ride the Skyride gondola to Grouse Mountain. Discover over 60,000 sea creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, and enjoy the many culinary delights at the Public Market on Granville Island. Ferry to Victoria on Day 9 to see the Royal Museum and the Parliament Buildings, then drive up the island to hike the Rainforest Trail, whale watch, and enjoy the beaches in Tofino before returning to Vancouver for your departure. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Canada Scenic Rail Adventure: Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Winnipeg & Churchill

This two-week scenic rail adventure affords the opportunity to explore multiple provinces, including British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba. Eat your way around Vancouver's Public Market, ride the Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops, enjoy the picturesque scenery in Banff National Park, experience the historic streets of Winnipeg, and see the wildlife in Churchill, a far northern city only accessed by train or plane.

Train in the Canadian Rockies
Board a train to pass through the famed Canadian Rockies
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver Vancouver
Day 2 Excursion to Vancouver Island & Victoria Vancouver
Day 3 Visit Grouse Mountain, Harrison Hot Springs Vancouver
Day 4 Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Day 5 Train to Banff Banff
Day 6 Guided Tour of Banff & Banff National Park Banff
Day 7 Guided Tour of Lake Louise & Moraine Lake, Optional Afternoon Tea  Banff
Day 8 Fly to Winnipeg Winnipeg
Day 9 Visit the Manitoba Museum, Overnight Train to Churchill Train
Day 10 The Train to Churchill Continues Train
Day 11 Arrive in Churchill, Transfer with Guided Tour Churchill
Day 12 Tundra Buggy Adventure Churchill
Day 13 Fly to Winnipeg Winnipeg
Day 14 Depart Winnipeg  

Arrive in Vancouver and head straight for Granville Island. Ferry to Vancouver Island to meet the First Nations people of the Cowichan tribe and explore Butchart Gardens and Victoria. Return to the mainland and spend an afternoon relaxing in Harrison Hot Springs before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops. Go wine tasting at Monte Creek Winery, then continue east through the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies to Banff, Alberta. Explore the eponymous park to see the sights of Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, and Surprise Corner. On Day 7, you'll explore the stunning Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

The following day, fly to Winnipeg, the small Manitoba capital. Explore the Historic Exchange District, wander Forks Market, and learn about the region's First Nations people at the Manitoba Museum. Board your overnight train to isolated Churchill, which takes the whole of the next day to reach. Snap pics at the Polar Bear Holding Facility and visit the Polar Bears International House for a lesson on polar bears. Transfer to the Tundra Buggy Dock for an excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area to spot local wildlife (polar bears and other sub-Arctic animals). Board a flight back to Winnipeg for your last night. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Eastern Canada by Train: Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City & Charlevoix

Another itinerary that uses trains as a means of transport, this time focusing on Eastern Canada, covering some highlights of Ontario and Québec. Admire city views from the top of the CN Tower in Toronto, take a day trip to Niagara Falls, cruise the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, embark on a food tour in Montréal, walk the historic cobbled streets of Québec City, and embark on a scenic train into Charlevoix for a whale watching tour.

Chateau Frontenac
Disembark the Train de Charlevoix at scenic La Malbaie along the north shore of the St. Lawrence
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Toronto, Dinner at the CN Tower Toronto
Day 2 Visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Explore the Distillery District  Toronto
Day 3 Niagara Falls Day Trip Toronto
Day 4 Train to Ottawa, Optional Activities Ottawa
Day 5 Cruise on the Rideau Canal Ottawa
Day 6 Train to Montréal, Walking Tour & Montréal Museum of Fine Arts Montréal
Day 7 Mile End Montréal Food Tour, Space for Life Montréal
Day 8 Train to Québec City, Old Québec & Evening Cruise  Québec City
Day 9 Scenic Train to Charlevoix Charlevoix
Day 10 Visit Grands-Jardins National Park, Whale Watching Tour Charlevoix
Day 11 Train to Québec City, Canoe Ride to Huron Traditional Site Charlevoix
Day 12 Explore Île d'Orléans, Visit the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec Charlevoix
Day 13 Train to Montréal, Ride the Montréal Observation Wheel Montréal
Day 14 Depart Montréal  

Begin with a stroll through eclectic Kensington Market, visit the Royal Ontario Museum, and admire city views from the Toronto Islands before dining at the 360 Restaurant at the top of the CN Tower. Take a day trip to Niagara Falls to see the Bridal Veil Falls and the thundering Horseshoe Falls, then check out the British-colonial town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Board a train to the capital, Ottawa and tour the Parliament Buildings, eat your way around Byward Market, and cruise along the Rideau Canal. Jump on another train to Montréal and check out City Hall and Notre-Dame Basilica before joining a food tour in Mile End.

Journey to Québec City to admire beautiful Château Frontenac and the Saint‑Louis Forts and Châteaux. Travel on the Train de Charlevoix, a scenic railway, to Baie-Saint-Paul or La Malbaie in the Charlevoix region. The next day, head into Grands-Jardins National Park to hike up the 3,215-foot (980 m) Mont du Lac des Cygnes, then join a three-hour whale watching cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Learn about Huron-Wendat culture as you canoe along the Kabir Kouba River and embark on a self-guided tour of Île d'Orléans before returning to Montréal to ride La Grande Roue de Montréal. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Discover Québec's Wildlife & Nature on a Fall Road Trip

Take two weeks in the fall to discover Québec's wildlife and scenic landscapes blanketed with fall foliage. From Montréal to Québec City, you'll board a seaplane and fly over the Saint-Maurice River, get up close to black bears, spot whales on an excursion in Saguenay, and admire the colors surrounding Montmorency Falls.

Lake in Québec during fall
Admire the transitioning leaves of the Québec forests during the autumn
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Montréal & Drive to Montebello Montebello
Day 2 Explore Montebello & Tour Parc Oméga Montebello
Day 3 Drive to Mauricie Mauricie
Day 4 Seaplane Adventure Mauricie
Day 5 Bear Viewing Tour Mauricie
Day 6 Drive to Saguenay Saguenay
Day 7 Whale Watching Tour Saguenay
Day 8 Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux Saguenay
Day 9 Drive to Charlevoix & Grands-Jardins National Park Charlevoix
Day 10 Hiking in Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park Charlevoix
Day 11 Drive to Québec City & Visit Montmorency Falls Québec City
Day 12 Explore Old Québec & Île d'Orléans, Evening Cruise Québec City
Day 13 Drive to Montréal, Walking Tour & Ride the Observation Wheel Montréal
Day 14 Depart Montréal  

Pick up your rental car in Montréal and head for Montebello. Check out the largest log structure in the world, Montebello Château, and spot wild bison, black bears, and wolves in Parc Oméga. Drive to La Mauricie National Park to explore the many ski trails or go ice climbing, and keep your eyes peeled for wild bears, moose, and beavers. Enjoy the views of the Saint-Maurice River and the St. Lawrence Valley on a seaplane adventure. Then take a thrilling bear-spotting tour from Mauricie before driving to Saguenay to swim or canoe at Lac des Sables, followed by an exciting whale watching tour on the Saguenay River.

Take part in hiking, kayaking, and ziplining activities in Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux on Day 8 at the edge of the stunning Saguenay Fjord. Continue to Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park in the Charlevoix region to embark on one of the many hiking trails. Stop at Montmorency Falls and dine at Manoir Restaurant and Terrace before arriving in Québec City. Wander through Old Québec and take a self-guided history, food, and wine tour of the 22-mile-long (35 km) island, Île d'Orléans. Head back to Montréal for a bit of exploration before leaving Canada. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Western Canada's Scenic Hikes: Canadian Rockies & Okanagan Valley

Sticking to a classic west coast route from Calgary to Vancouver, this 14-day active itinerary perfectly introduces some of the provinces' best scenic hikes (and drives). With options to suit all experience levels, you'll spend time hiking Banff National Park, Kananaskis in the foothills of the Rockies, Yoho National Park, and E.C. Manning Provincial Park, as well as whitewater rafting in Golden and sampling wine in the Okanagan Valley.

Lake Louise
Trek the Consolation Lakes Trail from Moraine Lake for stunning Canadian scenery
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Calgary, Drive to Canmore Canmore
Day 2 Day Hikes Near Banff Canmore
Day 3 Day Hikes in Kananaskis Canmore
Day 4 Drive to Yoho National Park Yoho National Park
Day 5 Explore Yoho National Park Yoho National Park
Day 6 Day Hikes Around Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Yoho National Park
Day 7 Hike to Wapta Falls, Drive to Revelstoke Revelstoke
Day 8 Drive to Vernon & Okanagan Lake Vernon
Day 9 Drive to Osoyoos & the Okanagan Valley Osoyoos
Day 10 Wine Tasting in the Okanagan Valley Osoyoos
Day 11 Explore More of Osoyoos Osoyoos
Day 12 Drive to Vancouver & the Coast Vancouver
Day 13 Explore Vancouver's Downtown & Neighborhoods Vancouver
Day 14 Depart Vancouver  

Land in Calgary and collect your rental car to drive to charming Canmore on the edge of Banff National Park. Hike the Bow River and Hoodoos trails, or for more of a challenge, try Mount Norquay's via ferrata. The next day, you'll choose from numerous hiking trails in Kananaskis, just southeast of Canmore, such as the Smith Dorrien Trail or the Mount Lorette Ponds Trail, excellent for bird-watching. On Day 4, drive along the Bow Valley Parkway to Yoho National Park, making stops to trek a trail or two, like the cantilevered walkways of Johnston Canyon. In Yoho, walk the easy Emerald Lake Loop or the challenging Iceline Trail, a 13-mile (21 km) loop.

On Day 6, you'll have another opportunity to choose a trail in and around Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Consider Lake Louise's Plain of Six Glaciers, which leads you to a remote teahouse, perfect for a mid-trek respite. 

Stop in Golden on Day 7 for whitewater rafting and walking amid ancient hemlocks on the Hemlock Grove Trail before arriving in Revelstoke for the night. Continue through the relaxed Okanagan Valley to Vernon the following day. Sample wine at Hainle, Stoneboat, and Burrowing Owl Estate wineries and dine on a farm-to-table lunch on Day 9 on your way to Osoyoos, home to Canada's only desert. Spend three days here, relaxing, swimming, and sampling wines before hitting the road again and lacing up your hiking boots to hike the Heather Trail to Three Brothers Mountain en route to Vancouver. Learn more

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