16 days in Canada Itinerary

16 days in Canada Itinerary

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16 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Calgary
1
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kelowna
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
You've now added Lake Louise to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway, take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park journey 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 September, things will get slightly colder in Banff National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and then cruise along Columbia Ice Field.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park day trip app .

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in October: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

2
nights
Whistler

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexander Falls.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Whistler visit planner .

Drive from Jasper National Park to Whistler in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Whistler. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 39°F in Whistler. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Alexander Falls ©
Alexander Falls
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at VanDusen Botanical Garden, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then admire the striking features of Bloedel Conservatory, and finally stroll around Queen Elizabeth Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Fraser River Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Vancouver itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Whistler in October, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Crescent Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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VanDusen Botanical Garden ©
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory

2
nights
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich ©
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inner Harbour. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour, admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then do a tasting at Church and State Wines, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Category 12 Brewing Inc.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Central Saanich online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Central Saanich takes 3 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, Central Saanich is a bit cooler at night with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Inner Harbour, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
You've now added Fisherman's Wharf to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the striking features of British Columbia Parliament Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at French Beach Provincial Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Vancouver Island Brewing, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan a trip to Victoria easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Victoria is just a stone's throw from Central Saanich. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Central Saanich in October, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

French Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
French Beach Provincial Park ©
French Beach Provincial Park

3
nights
Kelowna

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings. On the 12th (Sat), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then learn about winemaking at Quails' Gate Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art, then explore the stunning scenery at Myra Canyon Park, then learn about winemaking at The Vibrant Vine, and finally learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kelowna route builder .

Fly from Victoria to Kelowna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

West Kelowna
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

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