12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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12 days in Canada Itinerary

Calgary
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jasper National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Banff National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
Sun Peaks
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
Victoria
— Few hours
Fly:  45​min
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Vancouver

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Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moraine Lake, Banff Gondola, The Banff Canoe Club, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Louise.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park visit planner.

Calgary to Banff National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in July, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Banff National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Jasper National Park.

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Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Minnewanka ©
Lake Minnewanka

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Skywalk. On the 31st (Tue), get great views at Glacier Skywalk.

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Traveling by shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in July: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.
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Glacier Skywalk ©
Glacier Skywalk

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Banff National Park

Banff National Park
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Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 6°C at night. You will leave for Sun Peaks on the 1st (Wed).

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Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks
To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sun Peaks trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Banff National Park to Sun Peaks by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in August; daily highs in Sun Peaks reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Whistler.

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Whistler

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
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Getting from Sun Peaks to Whistler by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Sun Peaks in August, expect Whistler to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 13°C. You will leave for Vancouver on the 4th (Sat).

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Zipline

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Vancouver

Vancouver
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 4th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Bloedel Conservatory and then kick back and relax at Spanish Banks.

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Fly from Whistler to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Whistler in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Victoria on the 5th (Sun).

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Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks
Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory

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Victoria

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Butchart Gardens.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Victoria online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. While traveling from Vancouver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

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Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
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Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ; or take a bus. While traveling from Victoria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park

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