17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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Calgary
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
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Clearwater
— 2 nights
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Whistler
— 1 night
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Victoria
— 3 nights
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Vancouver
— 3 nights

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Calgary

Calgary ©

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll around Heritage Park Historical Village and then buy something for everyone on your list at CrossIron Mills. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Horsethief Canyon and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Minhas Brewery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Calgary trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiport is Calgary International Airport. August in Calgary sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon
CrossIron Mills ©
CrossIron Mills

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Banff Upper Hot Springs, Tunnel Mountain Trail and Banff Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bow Falls and then boost your wellbeing at Banff Upper Hot Springs. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the top attractions with Banff Adventures, hike along Johnston Canyon, and then hike along Tunnel Mountain Trail.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park online holiday planner.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Calgary in August since evenings lows in Banff National Park dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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Tunnel Mountain Trail ©
Tunnel Mountain Trail
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jasper Brewing Company as well as Spirit Island. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, then cruise along Icefields Parkway, and then explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Spirit Island, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, then take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Jasper Brewing Company.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Spirit Island ©
Spirit Island

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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.
River Safari has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at River Safari, then admire the sheer force of Helmcken Falls, and then get outside with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the sheer force of Wells Gray Provincial Park, and then trek along Moul Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Clearwater vacation planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Clearwater by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jasper National Park to Clearwater is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Moul Falls Trail ©
Moul Falls Trail

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), stop by Upper Village Market.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Whistler road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Whistler takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Clearwater in August since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Upper Village Market ©
Upper Village Market

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Victoria

Victoria ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Craigdarroch Castle. Keep things going the next day: walk around Centennial Square, then take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Whistler to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Whistler in August, plan for slightly colder days in Victoria, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater ©
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©

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 Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Quarry Rock Hike, Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deep Cove and Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Visiting Granville Island and Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore Vancouver's surroundings by going to Tanglebank Gardens (in Abbotsford) and Fort Langley National Historic Site (in Fort Langley). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park, test your problem-solving skills at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, and wander the streets of Gastown.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve ©
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©
Fort Langley National Historic Site

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