19 days in Canada Itinerary

19 days in Canada Itinerary

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19 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Summerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Kelowna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Golden
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Field
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Wells Gray Provincal Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
Relax by the water at Crescent Beach and Spanish Banks. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shannon Falls Provincial Park and Leghorn Ranch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Stawamus Chief Park (in Squamish) and George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Third Beach, take a stroll through Granville Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Vancouver. August in Vancouver sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Summerland.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Squamish, Leghorn Ranch, Crescent Beach, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Third Beach ©
Third Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Crescent Beach
Crescent Beach

4
nights
Summerland

Summerland ©
Summerland is a town on the west side of Okanagan Lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dirty Laundry Vineyard and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. Do your shopping at See Ya Later Ranch and Penticton Farmers' Market. Get out of town with these interesting Summerland side-trips: Oliver (Silver Sage Winery, Hester Creek Estate Winery, & more), Osoyoos (Nk'Mip Cellars, Anarchist Mountain Lookout, & more) and Elephant Island Orchard Wines (in Naramata). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kettle Valley Steam Railway, learn about winemaking at Twisted Hills Craft Cider, admire the sheer force of Hardy Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Munson Mountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Summerland trip planning website .

You can fly from Vancouver to Summerland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Summerland: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Summerland

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Naramata, Twisted Hills Craft Cider
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Kettle Valley Steam Railway ©
Kettle Valley Steam Railway
Lake Breeze Winery ©
Lake Breeze Winery
Rust Wine ©
Rust Wine

3
nights
Kelowna

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and The Vibrant Vine. Step out of Kelowna with an excursion to Gray Monk Estate Winery in Lake Country--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gellatly Bay Aquatic Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kelowna online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Summerland to Kelowna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors Tours Wineries

Side Trips

West Kelowna, Lake Country
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Zipline
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Boyce-Gyro Beach Park ©
Boyce-Gyro Beach Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Louise and Peyto Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Plain of Six Glaciers. Change things up with these side-trips from Golden: Lake Louise (Lake Agnes, Moraine Lake, & more) and Peyto Lake Trail (in Banff National Park). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Golden day trip tool .

You can drive from Kelowna to Golden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Golden is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Golden are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Field.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Banff National Park
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Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

2
nights
Field

Field ©
On the 8th (Sun), trek along Paget Peak, admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hamilton Falls, stroll around Yoho National Park, and then hike along Burgess Shale.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Field road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Golden to Field takes an hour. In September, Field is a bit cooler than Golden - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Field

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
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Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Athabasca Glacier and Spirit Island. Step out of the city life by going to Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Medicine Lake, trek along Bald Hills, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and get great views at Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park online visit planner .

You can drive from Field to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Field in September, you will find days in Jasper National Park are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wells Gray Provincal Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

1
night
Wells Gray Provincal Park

Wells Gray Provincal Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get outside with Baileys Chute and then take in panoramic vistas at Green Mountain Viewing Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wells Gray Provincal Park day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jasper National Park to Wells Gray Provincal Park. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Wells Gray Provincal Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wells Gray Provincal Park

Outdoors
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Baileys Chute ©
Baileys Chute

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