With gorgeous mountains, world-class cities, and everything in between, where do you begin a Canadian adventure? Try these inspired itineraries.
The largest city in Québec, Montréal is one of the world’s most fascinating cultural capitals. Cari Gray’s itinerary shows off its best restaurants, celebrated museums and festivals, and historic sites. You’ll then head to the Eastern Townships for a biking trip through country towns lost in time.
Winnipeg can feel like an unexpected find with its fascinating museums and cool neighborhoods. Will Kiburz of Coronet Travel’s itinerary combines the best of Manitoba’s capital with a trip to the Far North, where you’ll explore the land of beluga whales and polar bears under the midnight sun and northern lights.
Betty Jo Currie of Currie & Co. has created a trip that allows you to sample the culinary and cultural scenes of Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, and then embrace the outdoors. At Jasper National Park, you’ll try canyoning, go heli-hiking, and soak in hot springs at the end of a long, satisfying day.
The entire fortified center of Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Judy Perl's itinerary features its notable landmarks as well as new museums and fêted restaurants. You'll also visit the farms of the Ile d'Orleans and explore the stunning natural sights of Charlevoix.
Josh Alexander’s itinerary emphasizes what’s new in Toronto, including expansions to its museums and openings in the lively Distillery District. You’ll then travel to Stratford, known for its acclaimed theater festival, and Niagara Falls, where you’ll get a close look at this must-see natural marvel.
The provinces of Atlantic Canada offer windswept, dramatic scenery, as well as lively cities that make the most of the glorious summers here. Michael Holtz’s coastal itinerary includes some of his favorite places in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, from natural wonders to historic sites.
Katie Cadar has created a trip to pristine Vancouver Island, with opportunities for whale watching, wilderness safaris, fishing expeditions, and bear sightings. As you explore the island, you’ll stay at world-class eco-lodges and embark on adventures with local naturalists and First Nations guides.
With world-class museums and exciting neighborhoods, Toronto is an increasingly vibrant city. You’ll understand why if you book Michael Holtz’s itinerary. It features meals at top restaurants as well as local favorites, plus opportunities to experience Toronto’s best shopping and nightlife, including its popular festivals.
Shelby Donley of Camelback Odyssey designed a trip that features Vancouver’s top restaurants, visits to a farmer’s market, and its best microbreweries. It pairs, naturally, with an excursion to the Okanagan Valley, for tastings in an area that has become one of North America’s most interesting wine regions.
Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is approaching its 150th anniversary—and has the bevy of cultural and historic sites to prove it. Cari Gray’s itinerary highlights Parliament, ByWard Market, and Canada’s National Museums. After seeing them, and exploring Gatineau Park, you’ll continue to the charming wine region of Prince Edward County.