When planning a trip to Canada, two weeks is an ideal amount of time to visit multiple regions or immerse yourself in one province, getting to know the area well. Alternatively, If you're strapped for time, one week is plenty to visit two, even three provinces in the Maritimes. And with only five days, you can choose a highlights tour of one or two cities, like Ottawa and Montréal or Toronto and Niagara Falls.
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With five days in Canada, you can explore Alberta's incredible nature on a Banff and Jasper National Parks tour or head north to roam the snow-covered landscapes and chase the northern lights on a wild Yukon trip. City lovers will love splitting their time between Québec City and Montréal, while those looking for a mix of city and nature can focus their time on the bustling streets and stunning landscapes of Toronto.
You can explore the Canadian Rockies via train in one week, covering destinations such as Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, and Jasper. Or, concentrate on the country's city culture in Toronto and Ottawa and the food scene in the culinary capital of Montréal. Swap out trains for cars on a self-drive tour with an additional visit to Mont-Tremblant for an action-packed itinerary. British Columbia is another road trip hotspot as you cover destinations such as Kelowna, Whistler, Ucluelet, and Victoria, with the chance to spot wild beers and whales on fun excursions.
Explore the best of Canada's west coast in 10 days, covering destinations like Vancouver, Whistler, and lakes Louise and Moraine, or add visits to Banff, Jasper, and Kamloops to your self-drive itinerary through the Canadian Rockies. For something unique, tack on three nights to view the northern lights from Whitehorse. Swap the west coast for the east and combine a train journey with a self-drive tour through Montréal, Mont-Tremblant, and Québec City or opt for skiing, dogsledding, and ice skating in La Mauricie National Park.
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.