22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Golden
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  45 min
6
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
7
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
8
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Edmonton

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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Columbia Ice Field, explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park sightseeing planner.

Edmonton to Jasper National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Edmonton in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

3
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Golden.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

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.
On the 21st (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trek along Wapta Falls. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, thendon't miss a visit to Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, and finally explore the activities along Kicking Horse River.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Golden journey planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Golden by car takes about an hour. In August, Golden is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Kicking Horse River ©
Kicking Horse River

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tofino trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Golden to Tofino in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Golden to Tofino due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Golden in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Tofino, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thengo for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and then walk around Beacon Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Victoria trip planning app.

Drive from Tofino to Victoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, take a stroll through Granville Island, explore the activities along English Bay, and visit Gastown.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Victoria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

1
night
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, hike along Skyline Trail, thenwalk around Mariner’s Park, thenmake a trip to The Big Fiddle, and finally enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Highland Village, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Breton Brewing Co, thensteep yourself in history at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Rectory.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Louisbourg using our trip planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Louisbourg in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Vancouver to Louisbourg. In August in Louisbourg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sydney, Skyline Trail, Highland Village, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum

3
nights
Quebec City

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, witness the site of a historic battle at The Battlefields Park, examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation, and learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Quebec City trip tool.

You can fly from Louisbourg to Quebec City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Louisbourg to Quebec City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Quebec City, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

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