Life is easier when someone else does the planning, especially if they have insider knowledge. Let us suggest some one, two and three-day itineraries around Canada. And if you have a week? Unique experiences are only the beginning …
Banff & Jasper National Parks, Alberta
Summer: From Majestic to Magnificent
To drive through the gates of Jasper or Banff National Parks is to enter a world of waterfalls, emerald lakes, wildlife, grand 19th-century hotels and 360° views of jagged snow-capped peaks.
Winter: So Many Ways to Chill
Experience the wonders and magic of winter on a much grander scale--where wildlife, canyons, glistening glaciers, awesome powder, quaint villages, and the spirit of exhilaration abound.
Summer: Rustle up some unique memories
Ranches, river valleys and the Canadian Rockies. History and heritage. Shopping, galleries, live theater, an eclectic menu of restaurants and famous Alberta beef. Welcome to Calgary.
Winter: Just try & rein in the excitement
Whether it’s the breathtaking scenery, natural wonders, welcoming atmosphere, urban buzz, or endless ways you can catch a rush, Calgary is the place to be.
Dawson City, Yukon
Summer: Fun under the Midnight Sun
Summer in Dawson City is all about Klondike Fun under the Midnight Sun. Re-live Gold Rush days panning for gold and gambling in an old time casino. Or head into the pristine wilderness.
Winter: Dance under the Northern Lights
Get into the north’s pioneer spirit. Slip into a parka for dog-sledding under the Northern Lights or go ice fishing. Get to know locals to the sound of ragtime tunes in a Sourdough saloon.
Summer: So much to breathe in
Alberta's capital blends urban arts and culture into a resort-like setting. Known as “Festival City,” Edmonton is alive in the summer with a never ending list of exciting things to see and do.
Winter: When the snow falls, the fun heats up
Sports, adventure, culture and food. Get ready to do it all. When the snow flies, Edmonton becomes a winter wonderland of exciting things to see and do both outside and in!
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Summer: Rich history, High Tides
Rich history, High Tides
Winter: Winter Festivals, Warm Spirits
From the fine art of one of Dali’s paintings to the natural beauty of a scenic winter drive, Fredericton offers the ambience and folklore true to its Acadian roots without sacrificing its cool. Don your boots and mitts and join in.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Summer: Lush landscapes, Seaside Respite
Fresh Atlantic Ocean air, a welcoming community of locals and iconic Canadian adventures await in Halifax. Watch the whales from the shore and head home with a fiddler’s song in your heart.
Winter: Ragged Cliffs, Intimate Culture
Get outside and uncover the lure of a snowshoe adventure, or head inside and find new friends in a craftsman’s shop. Nova Scotia’s traditions will make deciding where to start the toughest part of your day.
Summer: Arctic festivals and flowers
An Iqaluit Arctic summer is festival time, listening to throat-singing and buying original Inuit art straight from the artist. Head into the silence of wildflower-carpeted tundra to spot caribou and Arctic foxes.
Winter: Arctic Adventure on Ice
Winter in Iqaluit means endless stars and surreal landscapes. Bundle up in traditional Inuit gear, head out with your guide and mush at midnight. Enjoy the stillness and how you got here.
Summer: Hot Summer Nights
Hot jazz hits the streets of Montréal in summer, a time of back-to-back festivals, biking routes along shaded canals, lingering at sidewalk cafes and Latin fun under the Francophone sun.
Summer: Northern Utopia
A town of locals and regulars, Muskoka offers road side barbecue spots, sandy beaches, waterways you can take to by sailboat, canoe and kayak, hiking, biking and million dollar homes to dream about.
Summer: Exclusive experiences outside
A world wonder is only the beginning of a stay in Niagara. From the thrill of a casino floor to the chance to touch a shark, this city offers visitors a reason to make the most of downtime.
The Okanagan, British Columbia
Summer: Enjoy the sun, sip the wine
Canada's most glorious climate creates a valley filled with sunshine, fruit orchards, and fabulous wineries everywhere.
Summer: Capital City Grandeur; Local lore
Ottawa summers are meant for walking. Pedestrian friendly streets, hills covered in flowers and everything from gourmet restaurants to neighbourhood pubs encourage relaxation.
Québec City, Québec
Summer: Fairytale charm
Québec City is music in the streets, serious sidewalk café time and easy access to the wilderness. Stroll around the walled city’s fortress ramparts or bike the banks of the St. Lawrence.
Summer: Surprises in the wheatfields
Shakespeare, lattes, boutiques to shop, art work to contemplate, valleys and trails to hike - there’s so much more to this Prairie town than the swaying of the wheat fields.
Summer: Come alight your spirit
Whether it’s reconnecting over a deliciously prepared meal, sharing memories at a concert, an evening stroll along the beautiful river bank, Saskatoon shines.
St. John's, Newfoundland
Summer: Cozy Culture, Intimate Escapes
Become an islander from the moment you arrive. Welcoming locals, the smell of the ocean and an island culture will have you wondering not only if you can extend your stay, but if you should ever go home.
Summer: Hip City Fests, Architectural Hits
Join Torontonians as they take to the streets for summer fun. Walk along the beach, explore ethnic neighborhoods, jump up in a parade or find a quiet place all your own.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Summer: Do what the locals do
This spectacular city is a sophisticated environment sitting on the edge of nature. Whatever you love to do, you'll be able to do it here.
Victoria, British Columbia
Summer: Tea after tee time on the ocean
Visit a quaint charming seaside city with all the comforts of a big city. See how ancient, colonial and modern cultures mix.
Whistler, British Columbia
Summer: Mountain playground
Even before Whistler became an Olympic town, there was an endless list of amazing things to do. It's North America's most exciting outdoor playground.
Summer: Northern summer rush
A Whitehorse summer is about long, leisurely days under the Midnight Sun, kicking up your heels at frontier festivals. Check out the lively art scene, or breathe in the solitude of the nearby wilderness.
Summer: Great times where the rivers meet
Luxury resorts and wilderness lodges. Events and nightlife. Shopping, dining and galleries. Spas, sports and trails galore. Winnipeg has a story to tell at just about every street corner.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Summer: Classic summer days and days
Walk in the footsteps of northern pioneers, talk to the locals and discover the Yukon spirit.