15 days in Canada Itinerary

15 days in Canada Itinerary

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15 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Ottawa
— 1 night
4
Quebec City
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  13​h
5
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Grande Prairie

2
nights
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.
Visiting Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Mount Edith Cavell will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunwapta Falls and Maligne Lake. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jasper National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Grande Prairie to Jasper National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grande Prairie in July since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

3
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 inner history buff will appreciate Banff Avenue and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Explore hidden gems such as Plain of Six Glaciers and Crowfoot Glacier. Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lake Agnes, take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Mountain Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

1
night
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings and then get a taste of the local shopping with ByWard Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of History, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ottawa day trip tool .

Getting from Banff National Park to Ottawa by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in July; daily highs in Ottawa reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Canadian Museum of History
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

3
nights
Quebec City

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Port and Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre. Get some cultural insight at Place Royale and Plains of Abraham. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at La Citadelle de Quebec, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lower Town (Basse-Ville).

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Quebec City trip website .

Getting from Ottawa to Quebec City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Quebec City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Port ©
Old Port
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre ©
Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre

1
night
Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Cove.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofino online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Quebec City to Tofino by combination of train and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Quebec City in July: high temperatures in Tofino hover around 21°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
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Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Shannon Falls Provincial Park, then take a stroll through Gastown, then explore the activities along English Bay, and finally take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip builder site .

Getting from Tofino to Vancouver by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Tofino in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shannon Falls Provincial Park
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Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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