60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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Edmonton
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Churchill
— 7 nights
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Edmonton
— 2 nights
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Calgary
— 4 nights
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Dorion
— 5 nights
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 6 nights
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Hamilton
— 9 nights
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Simcoe
— 2 nights
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Halifax
— 15 nights

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Edmonton — 1 night

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edmonton online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Edmonton International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Edmonton can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. You will leave for Churchill on the 28th (Mon).
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Outdoors · Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife

Churchill — 7 nights

Churchill is a town in northern Manitoba, Canada on the west shore of Hudson Bay, roughly 110km from the Manitoba–Nunavut border. Get a sense of the local culture at Itsanitaq Museum and Prince of Wales Fort. Step out of the city life by going to Nature 1st Tours- Day Tours and Wapusk National Park. The adventure continues: gain insight at Churchill Northern Studies Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Bay Shore Road, make a trip to Here Be Bears, and stop by Arctic Trading Company.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Churchill trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Edmonton to Churchill in 69 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton to Churchill, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Edmonton in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Churchill: temperatures range from -20°C by day to -28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Edmonton.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Edmonton — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elk Island National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Basilica and then take a stroll through Whyte Avenue.

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Getting from Churchill to Edmonton by train takes about 69 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Churchill to Edmonton due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Churchill in December, plan for much warmer days in Edmonton, with highs around -6°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around -16°C. You'll set off for Calgary on the 13th (Tue).
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Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Calgary — 4 nights

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get some cultural insight at The Military Museums and St Paul's Midnapore Chapel. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Knox United Church, examine the collection at Gasoline Alley Museum, contemplate the long history of Eau Claire Smokestack, and walk around Confederation Park.

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Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Edmonton in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Calgary, with highs around -2°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -15°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Dorion.
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Dorion — 5 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and Mount Baldy. Escape the urban bustle at Dorion Fish Culture Station and Eagle Canyon Adventures. Take a break from Dorion with a short trip to Silver Harbour Conservation Area in Shuniah, about 50 minutes away.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dorion online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Calgary to Dorion in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Dorion due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Calgary, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dorion, ranging from highs of -8°C to lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.
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Sault Ste. Marie — 6 nights

Near the U.S./Canada border, Sault Ste.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site and Hiawatha Highlands. Get outdoors at Aubrey Falls Provincial Park and Treetop Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Sault Ste. Marie to Searchmont to see Searchmont Ski Resort about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Regis Canada, stroll through Fort Creek Conservation Area, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Outspoken Brewing, and take an in-depth tour of Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie trip maker.

Drive from Dorion to Sault Ste. Marie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December, Sault Ste. Marie is somewhat warmer than Dorion - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hamilton.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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Hamilton — 9 nights

As a major hub of Canada's steel industry, Hamilton remains off the radar for most tourists, though it hosts a slew of vibrant autumn fairs and provides an ideal stop on the way to Niagara Falls.
Step out of the city life by going to Westfield Heritage Village and Dofasco 2000 Trail. Get some cultural insight at Dundurn Castle and Castle Kilbride. Get out of town with these interesting Hamilton side-trips: Meadowvale Conservation Area (in Mississauga), Sue - Ann Staff Estate Winery (in Jordan) and Beamsville (Rosewood Estates Winery, Fielding Estate Winery, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Battlefield House Museum & Park, take an exotic tour of African Lion Safari, admire the natural beauty at Glenhyrst Art Gallery and Gardens, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grain & Grit Beer Co..

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sault Ste. Marie to Hamilton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in December, with highs in Hamilton at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Simcoe.
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Simcoe — 2 nights

On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Elevation Mountain Bike Camps & Coaching and then do a tasting at Villa Nova Estate Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Simcoe travel route planner.

Drive from Hamilton to Simcoe in an hour. In January in Simcoe, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -11°C at night. You'll set off for Halifax on the 9th (Mon).
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Halifax — 15 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and St. John's Anglican Church. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Burying Ground. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Grand Pre National Historic Site (in Grand Pre), Lunenburg (Spas, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, &more) and Planters Ridge (in Port Williams). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at York Redoubt National Historic Site, examine the collection at Shearwater Aviation Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, and get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Simcoe to Halifax. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Simcoe in January, expect Halifax to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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.
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Manitoba travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
At the longitudinal center of Canada, the prairie province of Manitoba relies heavily on agriculture, though its cultural and natural attractions draw a growing number of international tourists. Urban sightseeing in Manitoba centers on Winnipeg, the sophisticated provincial capital offering a surprisingly diverse selection of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Churchill, the province's other big city, appeals mostly to adventurers taking a trip to Manitoba for a chance to spot black bears and explore sprawling national parks. Between these two urban centers stretches a vast prairie landscape that remains Manitoba's true treasure. Get the feel for this big land by driving over is mostly empty roads, making stops at atmospheric little towns to rest, meet the locals, and contemplate what you've seen.
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Norfolk County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Breweries · Gift & Specialty Shops