21 days in Toronto, Nova Scotia & Vancouver Itinerary

21 days in Toronto, Nova Scotia & Vancouver Itinerary

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Toronto
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Halifax
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Toronto

— 7 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Hare Wine Co. and Konzelmann Estate Winery. Explore Toronto's surroundings by going to Binbrook Conservation Area (in Binbrook), Niagara-on-the-Lake (Wayne Gretzky Estates, Niagara River Recreation Trail, &more) and Malivoire Wine Company (in Beamsville). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Casa Loma, browse the different shops at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, take a stroll through The Distillery District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Redeemer.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Toronto is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. In January, Toronto is colder than Sydney - with highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:

Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Stella Maris Rectory, then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Louisbourg tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Louisbourg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Louisbourg are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Halifax

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and Central United Church. Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Lunenburg (Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic & St. John's Anglican Church). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Fairview Lawn Cemetery, stop by Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio, get lost in a book at Halifax Central Library, and learn more about the world around you at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Louisbourg to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Vancouver

— 8 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Langley National Historic Site and Steveston Heritage Fishing Village. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Granville Island and Ferry Building Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (in Richmond), Fort Langley (Langley Centennial Museum & The CN Station) and Whistler (James Stewart Sculpture Gallery, Audain Art Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Spanish Banks, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Vancouver takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in February: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Nova Scotia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Military Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.