28 days in Canada Itinerary

28 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: George
Fly:  32 h
1
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Tofino
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Campbell River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Victoria
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
5
Edmonton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Calgary
— 8 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: George

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. Step out of the city life by going to Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Whistler (Zipline & Vallea Lumina). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Stanley Park, browse the fresh offerings at Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and browse the exhibits of Granville Island Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver sightseeing tool.

George, South Africa to Vancouver is an approximately 32- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from George in August, expect Vancouver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Whistler, North Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Zipline

3
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.
Visiting Pacific Rim National Park and Cox Bay Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Long Beach and Chesterman Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wickaninnish Beach.

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

You can fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, Tofino is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Campbell River

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Visit China Beach and Cape Scott Provincial Park for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum at Campbell River and Blue Moon Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Campbell River: Mount Washington Alpine Resort (in Mount Washington) and Royston Seaside Trail (in Royston). There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Holly Hill Farm.

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You can drive from Tofino to Campbell River in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tofino in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Campbell River, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vancouver Island, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Royston Seaside Trail, Blue Moon Winery
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
China Beach ©
China Beach
Cape Scott Provincial Park
Cape Scott Provincial Park

3
nights
Victoria

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Glenwood Meats and Old School Gallery & Gifts. Get some cultural insight at Royal BC Museum and Inner Harbour. Take a break from Victoria with a short trip to East Sooke Regional Park in Sooke, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vancouver Island Brewing, and admire the striking features of Craigdarroch Castle.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Victoria road trip site.

Drive from Campbell River to Victoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Campbell River in August, plan for little chillier days in Victoria, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edmonton.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

West Coast Trail, The Butchart Gardens, East Sooke Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

2
nights
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Edmonton Park and Edmonton Valley Zoo. Get outdoors at Elk Island National Park and Accidental Beach. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Strathcona, stroll around St. Albert Botanic Park, and sample the fine beverages at Strathcona Spirits Distillery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edmonton holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Edmonton in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in August: highs in Edmonton hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Albert Botanic Park
Highlights from your plan
Elk Island National Park ©
Elk Island National Park
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall
Old Strathcona ©
Old Strathcona

8
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Get outdoors at Bow Valley Parkway and Lake Minnewanka. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Tyrrell Museum and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Elevation Gallery (in Canmore), Banff (SkiBig3 Adventure Hub, Banff Park Museum, &more) and Orkney Viewpoint (in Drumheller). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo, head off the coast to Prince's Island Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Minhas Brewery, and get engrossed in the history at Glenbow Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip planner.

Getting from Edmonton to Calgary by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Drumheller, Elevation Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls
Lake Minnewanka ©
Lake Minnewanka

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