15 days in Canada Itinerary

15 days in Canada Itinerary

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1
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
2
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
3
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
4
Vancouver
— 3 nights
5
Quebec City
— 2 nights

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Athabasca Falls and Old Fort Point Loop Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunwapta Falls and Highway 93A. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, get outside with Old Fort Point, and trek along Jasper Discovery Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park online tour itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Jasper National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Old Fort Point Loop Trail ©
Old Fort Point Loop Trail
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Moraine Lake and Bow Lake. Do your shopping at Samson Native Gallery and Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd. Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to Lake O' Hara in Yoho National Park--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Big Beehive, contemplate the waterfront views at Herbert Lake, stroll through Bow Glacier Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake O' Hara
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Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
Sentinel Pass ©
Sentinel Pass
Bow Glacier Falls ©
Bow Glacier Falls

2
nights
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Ucluelet ©
A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cox Bay Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then visit a coastal fixture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Wild Pacific Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Florencia Bay, then admire all the interesting features of Cedar House Gallery - Huu Mees Ma As, and finally view the masterpieces at Mark Penney Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ucluelet visit website.

Getting from Banff National Park to Ucluelet by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Ucluelet due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in September; daily highs in Ucluelet reach 63°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Cox Bay Beach
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Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail

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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the striking features of Bloedel Conservatory, steep yourself in history at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, then browse the exhibits of Bill Reid Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Gastown. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through West Vancouver Seawall, then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, then pause for some photo ops at A-maze-ing Laughter, and finally explore the activities along False Creek.

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

Traveling by flight from Ucluelet to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 54°F at night. You'll set off for Quebec City on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, West Vancouver Seawall
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West Vancouver Seawall ©
West Vancouver Seawall
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site ©
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site ©

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, then get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, and finally steep yourself in history at Porte Saint-Louis. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre, get engrossed in the history at Le Monastere des Augustines, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, then don't miss a visit to Quebec City Mural, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Quebec City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. September in Quebec City sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires
Porte Saint-Louis ©
Porte Saint-Louis
Morrin Centre ©
Morrin Centre

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