17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Whistler
— 2 nights
2
Golden
— 2 nights
3
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
4
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
5
Tofino
— 5 nights

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hit the slopes at Peak to Creek, thenstroll through Whistler Valley Trail, thenhead outdoors with Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Tantalus Provincial Park, thenenjoy some diversion at Britannia Mine Museum, and then walk around Stawamus Chief Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler holiday planner.

Vancouver to Whistler is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in March, things will get slightly colder in Whistler: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Stawamus Chief Park, Tantalus Provincial Park, Britannia Mine Museum
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Peak to Creek ©
Peak to Creek
Whistler Valley Trail ©
Whistler Valley Trail
Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): head outdoors with Waitabit Creek, thenhike along Meeting of the Waters, and then trek along Loop Brook Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Golden & District Museum, thenexplore the activities along Columbia River, thentrek along Moonrakers, Golden, Bc, and finally stroll through Golden Nordic Ski Club.

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Getting from Whistler to Golden by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Golden are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Glacier National Park of Canada
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Moonrakers, Golden, Bc ©
Moonrakers, Golden, Bc
Golden Nordic Ski Club ©
Golden Nordic Ski Club
Columbia River ©
Columbia River

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunshine Village and The Lake Louise Ski Resort. Explore hidden gems such as Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Burgess Shale. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a bus from Golden to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Golden in March, things will get a bit cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
Highlights from your plan
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

2
nights
Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Step out of the city life by going to International Peace Park Hike and Carthew - Alderson Trail. Card Pioneer Home and Courthouse Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Waterton Lakes National Park with a short trip to Cardston Alberta Temple in Cardston, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Wall Lake Hike, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bertha Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterton Lakes National Park road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Banff National Park to Waterton Lakes National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cardston
Highlights from your plan
Carthew - Alderson Trail ©
Carthew - Alderson Trail
Bertha Lake ©
Bertha Lake
Courthouse Museum ©
Courthouse Museum

5
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 Lennard Island Lighthouse. Get some cultural insight at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Tofino: Ucluelet (Florencia Bay & Thornton Creek Hatchery) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Zeballos). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, take a peaceful walk through Strathcona Provincial Park, look for gifts at Rubio, and explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park.

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Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Tofino by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park to Tofino. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tofino when traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Strathcona Provincial Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park

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