12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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12 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Banff National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Sun Peaks
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
7
Victoria
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
8
Vancouver
— 2 nights
End: Vancouver

4
nights
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 The Banff Canoe Club, Lake Minnewanka, Moraine Lake, and other attractions. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Banff National Park attractions 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, Banff National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature Parks Transportation
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Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Banff Canoe Club ©
The Banff Canoe Club

1
day
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.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder .

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

1
night
Banff National Park

Banff National Park
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park itinerary builder tool .

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).

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
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.

Things to do in Sun Peaks

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
nights
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler travel route builder tool .

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).

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Zipline

1
night
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.
Stanley Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver itinerary maker site .

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Whistler in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Victoria on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park

1
day
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. On the 5th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip maker tool .

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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