23 days in Canada Itinerary

23 days in Canada Itinerary

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Richmond
— 1 night
Ferry to Swartz Bay, Drive to Victoria
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Victoria
— 2 nights
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Drive to Swartz Bay, Ferry to Tsawwassen, Drive to Vancouver
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Calgary
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Richmond

— 1 night
On the fringe of greater Vancouver, the city of Richmond has a reputation as one of Canada's greatest melting pots.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Steveston Heritage Fishing Village.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond visit planning tool.

Toronto to Richmond is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to Richmond, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Richmond to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Victoria.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites
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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.
You've added Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures, Chinatown, Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour, and then walk around Beacon Hill Park. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Chinatown, then contemplate the long history of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures.

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You can fly from Richmond to Victoria in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Richmond, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Vancouver

— 6 nights

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.
You've added English Bay Beach, English Bay, A-maze-ing Laughter, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stroll around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown, don't miss a visit to Vancouver Lookout, and get a taste of the local shopping with Granville Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Victoria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Whistler

— 3 nights
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 Whistler Sliding Centre as well as Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a ride on Peak 2 Peak Gondola and then enjoy some diversion at Whistler Sliding Centre.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Whistler trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Whistler. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Transportation · Fun & Games
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Jasper National Park

— 4 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.
You've added Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Columbia Ice Field, Maligne Adventures, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Crowfoot Glacier (in Banff National Park), Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Lake Agnes, &more) and Parker Ridge Trail (in Banff). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon and look and learn at The Jasper Planetarium.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Whistler in August since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sulphur Mountain, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos Trail, and other attractions. Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to Downhill Karting by Skyline Luge Calgary in Calgary--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Johnston Canyon, steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Jasper National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stephen Avenue Walk as well as The Hoodoos. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at The Hoodoos and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary online trip maker.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Calgary when traveling from Banff National Park in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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Canada travel guide

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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.