18 days in Canada Itinerary

18 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive
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Whistler
Drive
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Victoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tofino
— 3 nights
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Drive to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Ferry to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Drive to Vancouver
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Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly
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Calgary
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to London

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Vancouver

— 1 night

Hollywood North

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 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vancouver journey maker website.

London, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Whistler road trip site.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whistler when traveling from Vancouver in June, with lows around 10°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Vancouver

— 2 nights

Hollywood North

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Steam Clock, then take a stroll through Gastown, and then admire all the interesting features of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Stanley Park and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Victoria

— 2 nights

Garden City

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures, and then take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Victoria travel planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in June: highs in Victoria hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Tofino

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Tofino to go to Ucluelet and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's more to do: get in touch with nature with Black Bear Kayaking and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tofino trip app.

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June in Tofino, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Vancouver

— 1 night

Hollywood North

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver road trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Tofino to Vancouver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino in June, you will find days in Vancouver are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll set off for Calgary on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Calgary

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, and then take in the views from Calgary's +15 Skywalk.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip maker website.

Fly from Vancouver to Calgary in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Calgary is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Calgary. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Banff National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake and admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park tour planning site.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in June, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 3°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Jasper National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, choose your vessel at Pure Outdoors, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in June, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Canada travel guide

4.6
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Canadian Rockies travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Few experiences captivate the imagination of true nature lovers like holidays in Canadian Rockies, where a string of national and provincial parks protect a landscape of towering peaks, sparkling lakes, virgin forests, and mighty waterfalls. Wildlife galore adds to the area's charm, drawing visitors from every corner of the world. You may be tempted to spend your Canadian Rockies vacation exploring the picturesque roads and railroad routes, but for a well-rounded tour, remember that you can also hike, bike, skate, ski, paddle, and sled your way though this pristine natural scenery. A string of friendly alpine towns scattered across the Rockies serve as ideal resting places after those long days in the great Canadian outdoors.