15 days in Canada Itinerary

15 days in Canada Itinerary

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15 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  16​h
1
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Natural Bridge and Tunnel Mountain Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Takakkaw Falls and Grassi Lakes. Change things up with these side-trips from Banff National Park: Big Head Sculpture (in Canmore) and Emerald Lake (in Yoho National Park). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and explore the activities along Peyto Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park visit planner .

London, UK to Banff National Park is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 15°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Canmore
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Tunnel Mountain Trail ©
Tunnel Mountain Trail

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Sunwapta Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Edith Cavell and Athabasca Glacier. The adventure continues: cruise along Columbia Ice Field, contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park day trip planning site .

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls

2
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Helmcken Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dawson Falls. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Spahat Falls, then admire the sheer force of Wells Gray Provincial Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Clearwater in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Clearwater, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Clearwater

Nature Parks Tours
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Helmcken Falls ©
Helmcken Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park

4
nights
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.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rainforest Trail and Chesterman Beach. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Wild Pacific Trail). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Tofino Brewing Company, shop like a local with Eagle Aerie Gallery, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

Plan my day in Tofino using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Clearwater to Tofino in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Clearwater in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tofino, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park

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