8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa


Montreal — 1 day

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica and then admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden.

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Ottawa to Montreal is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Montreal are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Summerville.
Parks · Historic Sites

Summerville — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site.

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Traveling by car from Montreal to Summerville takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, Summerville is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.
Historic Sites
Side Trip

Banff National Park — 2 nights

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Drive from Summerville to Banff National Park in 50 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Summerville to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Summerville in August, with highs in Banff National Park at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Vancouver.
Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Vancouver — 1 night

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 18th (Sun), walk around Stanley Park and then stroll through Kitsilano Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

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You can fly from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in August; daily highs in Vancouver reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Toronto.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Toronto — 1 day

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, make a trip to CN Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

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Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Toronto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Toronto is 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Canada travel guide

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.