Our Favorite Canadian Itineraries


Our neighbors up north have so much to offer for amazing travel experiences. We had our travel advisors create amazing itineraries, helping you get the most out of a journey to Canada.

Here are a few of our favorites:

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    Ontario’s Big City to its Big Falls: A Toronto to Niagara Falls Tour

    5 days
    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.


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    Canada’s East Coast: Seaside Inns and Historic Attractions

    6 days
    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.


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    Alberta Adventures From Heli-hiking to Canyoning

    5 days
    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.


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    Vancouver Island: Whale Watching and Wilderness Resorts

    6 days
    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.


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    A Perfect Toronto Weekend Getaway

    3 days
    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.


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    Vancouver Dining Paired with Okanagan Wine Tastings

    5 days
    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.


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    Top Things to Do in Ottawa and Prince Edward County

    4 days
    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.


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    A Taste of French Canada: Five Days in Québec City and Charlevoix

    5 days
    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.


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    Northern Lights, Belugas & More Wonders of Manitoba

    5 days
    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.


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    Montréal Highlights Plus Québec’s Eastern Townships

    5 days
    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.

This originally appeared on Afar.