22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Calgary
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Drumheller
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
Radium Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Golden
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h
Yoho National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Wells Gray Provincal Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Lillooet
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Tofino
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Victoria
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
Brussels

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Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
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Brussels, Belgium to Calgary is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Calgary. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Calgary. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Drumheller.

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Calgary Pathway System

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Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
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Traveling by car from Calgary to Drumheller takes 2 hours. August in Drumheller sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Radium Hot Springs.

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Outdoors Golf Parks
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Horseshoe Canyon

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Radium Hot Springs

Radium Hot Springs
Radium Hot Springs, informally and commonly called Radium, is a village of approximately 800 people situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get great views at Kootenay Valley Viewpoint, view the masterpieces at Bavin Glassworks, then take an in-depth tour of Windermere Valley Museum, and finally stop by River Gems Gallery (2012 Inc).

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Drumheller to Radium Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Drumheller in August, expect Radium Hot Springs to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Golden.

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Museums Shopping

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Invermere, Bavin Glassworks
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Bavin Glassworks
Bavin Glassworks
Windermere Valley Museum
Windermere Valley Museum
River Gems Gallery (2012 Inc) ©
River Gems Gallery (2012 Inc)

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Golden

Golden ©
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Golden and District Museum, then snap pictures at Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, then explore the activities along Kinbasket Lake, and finally get outside with Mount 7. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Of Golden-Kicking Horse Culture, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River, and then stroll through Rotary Trails.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Golden tour itinerary planner

You can drive from Radium Hot Springs to Golden in 2 hours. Traveling from Radium Hot Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Golden, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Yoho National Park.

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Mount 7 ©
Mount 7
Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge ©
Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge

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Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ©
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Burgess Shale and then hike along Wapta Falls.

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Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Golden to Yoho National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Golden in August, expect Yoho National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

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Burgess Shale ©
Burgess Shale
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bow Lake and Plain of Six Glaciers. Museum-lovers will appreciate Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Banff Park Museum. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Surprise Corner.

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You can drive from Yoho National Park to Banff National Park in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Banff National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

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Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers

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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 11th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Mt. Edith Cavell. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls and Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier.

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You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Wells Gray Provincal Park.

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Mt. Edith Cavell ©
Mt. Edith Cavell
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier
Sunwapta Falls and Canyon ©
Sunwapta Falls and Canyon

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Wells Gray Provincal Park

Wells Gray Provincal Park
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): head outdoors with Baileys Chute.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wells Gray Provincal Park attractions planning website

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jasper National Park to Wells Gray Provincal Park. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Wells Gray Provincal Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lillooet.

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Outdoors
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Lillooet

Lillooet
Lillooet, formerly Cayoosh Flat, is a community on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada, about 240km up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver. On the 14th (Tue), do a tasting at Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd and then examine the collection at Lillooet Museum & Visitor Centre.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lillooet online travel planner

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wells Gray Provincal Park to Lillooet. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Wells Gray Provincal Park in August, with highs in Lillooet at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tofino.

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Wineries Museums Parks
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd
Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd
Lillooet Museum & Visitor Centre
Lillooet Museum & Visitor Centre

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Eagle Aerie Gallery, explore the activities along Clayoquot Sound, then stop by Mermaid Tales Bookshop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Walk the Wild Side Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cox Bay Beach, stop by Dockside Smoked Fish Store, and then stroll through Tonquin Park.

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You can drive from Lillooet to Tofino in 8.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Lillooet in August: highs in Tofino hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Victoria.

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Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Walk the Wild Side Trail ©
Walk the Wild Side Trail
Clayoquot Sound ©
Clayoquot Sound

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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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scenic Marine Route and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Clover Point Park. Go for a jaunt from Victoria to Sooke to see East Sooke Regional Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Robert Bateman Centre, make a trip to Government Street, and look for gifts at Russell Books.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria tour itinerary builder app

Getting from Tofino to Victoria by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In August in Victoria, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the combination of to Vancouver.

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Sooke
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
East Sooke Regional Park ©
East Sooke Regional Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver online tour itinerary planner

You can do a combination of from Victoria to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Victoria in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Capilano Salmon Hatchery, Lighthouse Park
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Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
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Capilano Salmon Hatchery

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