22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4 h
1
Calgary
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
4
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Vancouver
— 6 nights
ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Victoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Downhill Karting by Skyline Luge Calgary as well as Hoodoos. On the 17th (Fri), get your game on at Downhill Karting by Skyline Luge Calgary and then take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Hoodoos.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Calgary trip planner.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Calgary is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Calgary hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoodoos
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Hoodoos ©
Hoodoos
Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sulphur Mountain, Banff Upper Hot Springs, Surprise Corner, and other attractions you added. Visiting Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake will get you outdoors.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planning tool.

Drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Banff National Park when traveling from Calgary in July, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, Maligne Adventures and The Jasper Planetarium. On the 22nd (Wed), catch all the local highlights with Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with Maligne Adventures, then hike along Maligne Canyon, and then see the sky in a new way at The Jasper Planetarium.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park vacation planning site.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Whistler.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Maligne Adventures ©
Maligne Adventures
Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure ©

2
nights
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.
Helicopter Tours has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then head outdoors with Whistler Village Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Whistler trip builder tool.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Whistler by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jasper National Park to Whistler is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Whistler, with lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Tours Outdoors
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Helicopter Tours
Whistler Village Sports ©
Whistler Village Sports

6
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Celebration of Light. Visiting Granville Island and Vancouver Seawall will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Museum of Anthropology and Science World capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, admire all the interesting features of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, walk around Stanley Park, and visit Gastown.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vancouver day trip planner.

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

3
nights
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.
Victoria Symphony Orchestra has been added to your itinerary. Royal BC Museum and Miniature World will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Centennial Square, don't miss a visit to Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, and go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Victoria planning website.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Victoria, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Nightlife Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Miniature World ©
Miniature World

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver
On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and then examine the collection at Burnaby Village Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Vancouver takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Victoria in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Burnaby Village Museum
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
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Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks
Burnaby Village Museum ©
Burnaby Village Museum
VanDusen Botanical Garden ©
VanDusen Botanical Garden

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