21 days in Canada Itinerary

21 days in Canada Itinerary

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21 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Parksville, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Kelowna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Revelstoke
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Edmonton
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Vancouver
— 1 night
End: Vancouver

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Cheakamus Lake Trail, hike along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Audain Art Museum and then play a few rounds at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler trip 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 September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whistler, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Parksville.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail ©
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club ©

1
night
Parksville, Vancouver Island

Parksville ©
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
On the 5th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Moorecroft Regional Park, tee off at Riptide Lagoon, then stop by Robert Held Art GLass, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company, and finally get in on the family fun at Paradise Fun Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Parksville driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Whistler to Parksville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Parksville

Theme Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Moorecroft Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Fun Park ©
Paradise Fun Park
Moorecroft Regional Park ©
Moorecroft Regional Park
Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company ©

2
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

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 6th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Eagle Aerie Gallery, look for gifts at Rubio, stroll through Cox Bay Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, and finally trek along Walk the Wild Side Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofino attractions planner.

You can drive from Parksville to Tofino in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tofino are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Walk the Wild Side Trail ©
Walk the Wild Side Trail
Eagle Aerie Gallery ©
Eagle Aerie Gallery

3
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and East Sooke Regional Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and McNeill Bay Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Duncan (B.C. Forest Discovery Centre & Averill Creek Vineyard) and Witty's Lagoon Regional Park (in Metchosin). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Victoria Pier, explore the activities along Clover Point Park, stroll through Steve Fonyo Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Tofino to Victoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Duncan, Sooke, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, Witty's Lagoon Regional Park, Highland Pacific Golf
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Centennial Beach and Third Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Leghorn Ranch and Parking Lot for Kanaka Creek River Front. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill) (in Gibsons), Whytecliff Park (in West Vancouver) and Farm Ventures (in Roberts Creek). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Redwood Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Lions Bay Beach Park, get engrossed in the history at Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vancouver sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Victoria to Vancouver takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parking Lot for Kanaka Creek River Front, Redwood Park, Leghorn Ranch, Farm Ventures, Chaberton Estate Winery
Highlights from your plan
Third Beach ©
Third Beach
Redwood Park ©
Redwood Park
Farm Ventures ©
Farm Ventures

1
night
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
On the 14th (Mon), do a tasting at Kalala Organic Estate Winery, do a tasting at Off The Grid Organic Winery, stroll around Glen Canyon Regional Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crawford Falls, and finally learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, brush up on your military savvy at Okanagan Military Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Tree Brewing Company.

Discover how to plan a Kelowna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Vancouver to Kelowna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

West Kelowna
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon Regional Park ©
Glen Canyon Regional Park
Kalala Organic Estate Winery ©
Kalala Organic Estate Winery
Crawford Falls ©
Crawford Falls

1
night
Revelstoke

Revelstoke
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Revelstoke trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kelowna to Revelstoke by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Revelstoke can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Revelstoke

Outdoors Parks Tours

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bow Lake and Plain of Six Glaciers. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Samson Native Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Via Ferrata, trek along Tunnel Mountain Trail, stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Agnes.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Revelstoke to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Revelstoke to Banff National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Revelstoke in September, things will get a bit cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries, look for gifts at Experience Gourmet Living, then take in the exciting artwork at Our Native Land, then trek along Jasper Discovery Trail, and finally cruise along Highway 93A.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park route maker app .

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Our Native Land ©
Our Native Land
Mountain Galleries ©
Mountain Galleries

1
night
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Alberta Railway Museum and then try for a hole-in-one at Monster Mini Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, then stroll around St. Albert Botanic Park, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Basilica.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edmonton trip maker tool .

Drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Edmonton when traveling from Jasper National Park in September, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Edmonton

Fun & Games Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

St. Albert Botanic Park
Highlights from your plan
Monster Mini Golf ©
Monster Mini Golf
Zipline
Alberta Railway Museum ©
Alberta Railway Museum

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Brockton Point Lighthouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Liberty Distillery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brassneck Brewery.

Start your trip to Vancouver by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Vancouver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Edmonton in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Liberty Distillery ©
The Liberty Distillery
Brockton Point Lighthouse ©
Brockton Point Lighthouse
Brassneck Brewery ©
Brassneck Brewery

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