Canada North

Canada North

Bob Finnie

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Jasper National Park
— 1 night
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Prince George
— 2 nights
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Burns Lake
— 2 nights
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Prince Rupert
— 5 nights
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Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
— 4 nights
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Prince Rupert
— 4 nights
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Port Hardy
— 3 nights
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Campbell River
— 1 night
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Parksville
— 4 nights
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Victoria
— 4 nights
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Delta
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Whistler
— 3 nights
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Cache Creek
— 1 night
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Kamloops
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Golden to Jasper National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Golden in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jasper National Park, with lows of 7°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Prince George.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Nature · Parks

Prince George

— 2 nights
Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia, Canada, and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.HistoryThe origins of Prince George can be traced to the North West Company fur trading post of Fort George, which was established in 1807 by Simon Fraser and named in honour of King George III. The post was centred in the centuries-old homeland of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, whose very name means "people of the confluence of the two rivers."1800sThroughout the 19th century Fort George remained unchanged, while Fort St. On the 17th (Tue), walk around Cottonwood Island Nature Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mr. PG Statue, examine the collection at The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre, then stroll around Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park (Fort George Park), then get answers to all your questions at Tourism Prince George, and finally do a tasting at Northern Lights Estate Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Prince George trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Prince George takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Prince George, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Burns Lake.

Things to do in Prince George

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Burns Lake

— 2 nights
Burns Lake is a rural village in the North-Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada, incorporated in 1923. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll around Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park and then browse for treasures at Decker Lake Trading Post.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Burns Lake online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Prince George to Burns Lake by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Prince George in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Burns Lake. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Prince Rupert.

Things to do in Burns Lake

Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Prince Rupert

— 5 nights
Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Explore Prince Rupert's surroundings by going to Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park (in Port Edward) and Terrace (Kalum River & Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Northern British Columbia, hike along Tall Trees Trail, and examine the collection at North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Prince Rupert day trip website.

Traveling by car from Burns Lake to Prince Rupert takes 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Burns Lake in August: highs in Prince Rupert hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands).

Things to do in Prince Rupert

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

— 4 nights
Encompassing some 450 islands, the archipelago of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) lies 80 km (50 mi) west of British Colombia.
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) is known for museums, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Naikoon Provincial Park, cast your line with Jones Charters, hike along Spirit Lake Trail, and examine the collection at Port Clements Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) takes 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Prince Rupert on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Prince Rupert

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wildfish Charters. Explore Prince Rupert further: walk around Sunken Gardens Park and examine the collection at The Prince Rupert Visitor Centre & Port Interpretive Centre.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Prince Rupert trip site.

Getting from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to Prince Rupert by car takes about 9.5 hours. You'll set off for Port Hardy on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Prince Rupert

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Port Hardy

— 3 nights
Port Hardy is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada located on the northeastern end of Vancouver Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Hardy: Telegraph Cove (The Whale Interpretive Centre, Telegraph Cove, &more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, see the interesting displays at Port Hardy Museum & Archives, walk around Gods Pocket Marine Provincial Park, and get answers to all your questions at Port Hardy Visitor Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Hardy sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy. In September, daily temperatures in Port Hardy can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Campbell River.

Things to do in Port Hardy

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Campbell River

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): walk around Elk Falls Provincial Park, then snap pictures at Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Campbell River trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Hardy to Campbell River takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Campbell River are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Parksville.

Things to do in Campbell River

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Parksville

— 4 nights

Jewel of Vancouver Island

With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Parksville: Port Alberni (Ahtsik Native Art Gallery, Cathedral Grove, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, head outdoors with Active Angler Fishing Charters, and don't miss a visit to Old Country Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Parksville tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Campbell River to Parksville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Parksville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Victoria

— 4 nights

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.
Victoria is known for museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Victoria trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Parksville to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Delta.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Delta

Delta is a district municipality in British Columbia, and forms part of Greater Vancouver. To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Delta tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Delta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Delta, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Whistler.

Things to do in Delta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Whistler

— 3 nights
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.
Whistler is known for adventure, winter sports, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Oracle Emporium at Whistler, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Whistler travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Delta to Whistler takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Delta in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Whistler, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cache Creek.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Cache Creek

— 1 night
Cache Creek is a historic transportation junction and incorporated village 354km northeast of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Cariboo Jade & Gift Shoppe, wander the wide-open spaces of Desert Hills Ranch, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Juniper Beach Provincial Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cache Creek road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Cache Creek takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Whistler in September: highs in Cache Creek hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Kamloops on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Cache Creek

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Kamloops

— 3 nights

Tournament Capital of Canada

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Get out of town with these interesting Kamloops side-trips: Vernon (Olive Us Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room, Polson Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Monte Creek Ranch Winery, see the interesting displays at Kamloops Museum and Archives, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll around Riverside Park - Centre of the City.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kamloops vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Cache Creek to Kamloops takes an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kamloops

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.