20 days in Canada Itinerary

20 days in Canada Itinerary

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20 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Calgary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Whistler
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h
6
Victoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Tofino
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Dublin

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
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 25th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System, then brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, and then wander the streets of Stephen Avenue Walk.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Calgary trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Calgary is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Calgary due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
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Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Moraine Lake and then hike along Sentinel Pass. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Louise and then get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park route planner.

Drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, Banff National Park is little chillier than Calgary - with highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Sentinel Pass ©
Sentinel Pass

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Maligne Canyon, trek along Skyline Trail, then see the sky in a new way at The Jasper Planetarium, and finally explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip maker .

Traveling by shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in June, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Clearwater.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

2
nights
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 29th (Fri), trek along Moul Falls Trail and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Helmcken Falls and then head outdoors with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc..

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Clearwater tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Clearwater takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Clearwater, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Clearwater sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Whistler.

Things to do in Clearwater

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Helmcken Falls ©
Helmcken Falls
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nairn Falls Provincial Park as well as Whistler ATV Day Tours. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a memorable tour with Whistler ATV Day Tours, then take some stellar pictures from Peak 2 Peak Gondola, and then admire the sheer force of Nairn Falls Provincial Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Whistler planning site .

Drive from Clearwater to Whistler in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
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Peak 2 Peak Gondola ©
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Nairn Falls Provincial Park ©
Nairn Falls Provincial Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Island View Beach Regional Park and then identify plant and animal life at East Sooke Regional Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria driving holiday planner.

Getting from Whistler to Victoria by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Whistler in July, plan for a bit cooler 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 (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

Island View Beach Regional Park, East Sooke Regional Park
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
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East Sooke Regional Park ©
East Sooke Regional Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

3
nights
Tofino

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cox Bay Beach and Chesterman Beach. Kids will enjoy Schooner Cove and Long Beach. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, take in the exciting artwork at Eagle Aerie Gallery, and shop like a local with Henry's Carving Shed.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tofino online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Granville Island and Grouse Mountain. Step off the beaten path and head to Spanish Banks and Bloedel Conservatory. There's lots more to do: stroll through Stanley Park, wander the streets of Gastown, explore the activities along English Bay, and trek along Vancouver Seawall.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner .

Getting from Tofino to Vancouver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tofino in July; daily highs in Vancouver reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Grouse Mountain
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park

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