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The travel map of Canada shows several scenic routes to help plan your travel vacation in Canada.

Each of the itinerary samples shows the most scenic route for a specific area.

Each summer I travel - as tour guide- about 13,000 km/8,100 miles within Canada. This way I get to visit many great travel destinations.  I personally travelled all the suggested routes. 

Canadian Road Trip Ideas

Check this map to discover the different road trip ideas.


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Description of the various road trips

  1. Travel across Canada: Coast to Coast             BLUE line combined with RED dots

  2. Vancouver and Victoria: a four-day round trip   RED line combined with BLUE dots

  3. Vancouver to Calgary in eleven days               GREEN line combined with dark GREEN dots

  4. Calgary to Vancouver in twelve days               GREEN line combined with dark GREEN dots

  5. Western Canada: British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains

  6. Rocky Mountains: Indian Summer in the Kootenays, includes the salmon run




1. Travel across Canada: Coast to Coast

A bucket list trip for every Canadian! 

Behold British Columbia’s Pacific Ocean, discover rumbling waterfalls, admire the majestic Rocky Mountains with turquoise coloured lakes, cruise Alberta’s badlands, and gaze at Saskatchewan’s prairies with its endless skies. Meet Manitoba’s friendly people, be amazed by Ontario’s Great Lakes including roaring Niagara Falls, drive the Rideau Heritage route and Historical Kings Road, visit capital city Ottawa, and charming Quebec City within Canada’s New France. Experience the tidal fluctuations of the Bay of Fundy and much more...

Best time of year
Summer-Fall

Duration
26+ days

Travel distance
7250 km/4500 mi

Activities and such
go out on a hike – paddle – enjoy boat trips –view magnificent wildlife  – ride a gondola - visit  National Historic Sites, World Heritage Sites – explore Vancouver, Ottawa and Quebec City –immerse in hot springs – experience the history of fur trade – study petroforms – absorb native culture – witness world’s biggest tidal fluctuations

The map of Canada illustrates this road trip in the layer -Canada Coast to Coast-, and layer - directions Vancouver to Halifax.


Visit the Travel across Canada page to uncover the best of Canada!

Discover travel destinations in eastern Canada.

road trip Rocky Mountains
road trip Rocky Mountains


2. Vancouver and Victoria: a four-day round trip

Explore Vancouver by pedal bike, cross the Georgia Strait by ferry. Enjoy a scenic drive across the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island. Visit the world renowned Butchart Gardens, discover Victoria by foot.

Best time of year
Spring-summer-fall

Duration
4-day round trip

Victoria's Inner Harbour

Travel distance by car

185 km/115 mi

Activities and such
pedal biking - sightseeing - ferry travel - scenic drives - mountain viewpoint - city walk - botanical gardens

Discover Vancouver and Victoria




3. Vancouver to Calgary: from Sea to Sky

Starting at the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, British Columbia, the itinerary guides you along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, through the spectacular Coastal Mountain Range, and continues along BC’s Interior and the Cariboo Mountains, famous for its waterfalls.

You will be flabbergasted by Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, including one of world’s most scenic roads, The Icefields Parkway.
Turquoise coloured Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park are just a few of the beautiful mountain lakes to explore.

Your road trip ends in Stampede City Calgary, Alberta, located at 1100 m/3600 ft above sea level.

Best time of year
Late June - half of September

Duration
11 days

Travel distance
1750 km / 1100 miles

Activities and such
pedal biking - rafting - horseback riding - hiking - boat rides - canoeing - gondola rides - wildlife watching - river safari - hot springs - Canada's National parks

Redirect me to the road trip Vancouver to Calgary

Mount Robson
Mount Robson


Check Travel British Columbia Canada for road trip maps and itinerary samples that fit into the Vancouver to Calgary road trip.



4. Calgary to Vancouver: from Sky to Sea

This route is the same as route #3 Vancouver to Calgary however, in reverse order plus an additional day in Calgary.

Check out the Road Book Calgary to Vancouver




5.  Western Canada Road Trip

This itinerary sample covers
- a large part of Vancouver Island,
- the less travelled northern routes in British Columbia,
- the popular Rocky Mountains of western Alberta.
- the scenic Inside Passage by luxurious ferry.

You will travel huge distances, and therefore you will see a big part -and most of the highlights- of western Canada. Experience a taste of everything; wildlife such as bears and whales, mountains, glaciers, the interior plateau, the lush green coastal mountains, native culture and history.

alpine flower meadows

Best time of year
July to early September

Duriation
18-24 days

Travel distance
3500 km/2200 mi. excluding ferry travel

Activities and such
Within the itinerary sample, there are opportunities for
hiking – canoeing – biking - wildlife viewing such as bear watching, whale watching and salmon viewing, visiting National Historic Sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – exploring Vancouver and Calgary
and experiencing
native culture - the history of fur trade - the gold rush


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Itinerary Samples and Road Trip Maps for British Columbia and Alberta

These pages offer road trip maps and itinerary samples that fit into the Western Canada Road Trip:

Road trip itineraries for travel in British Columbia, Canada

Destination Calgary

Road trip Calgary to Banff

Sightseeing Banff

From Banff to Lake Louise, Alberta

Visit Yoho National Park, British Columbia

The Icefields Parkway

Kinney Lake, Mount Robson
Kinney Lake, Mount Robson


6.  Rocky Mountains Tour: Indian Salmon Summer

This route is specially designed for travelling in autumn to enjoy the beautiful Canadian Indian summer as well as the great salmon run. Fall 2018 (peak spawning year), the Adams River will run turbulent and crimson as over 2 million sockeye salmon are expected to return to their home waters.

This tour offers
- the natural wonder of spawning sockeye salmon,
- high mountain peaks,
- wildlife viewing and much more.

sockeye salmon

Best time of year
Spring, summer and fall.
If you are eager to see the salmon run, make sure to arrive in Calgary end of September or early October.

Duration
14 to 18 days

Mileage
2300 km/1430 mi.

Activities and such
Within the itinerary sample there are opportunities to
go hike – paddle – bike – enjoy wildlife viewing such as bear watching and salmon viewing – gawk at giant poplars, ride a gondola
and to experience
a river safari- hot springs- native culture

Do you prefer an elaborate tailored itinerary for this road trip?
Let me create a tailored itinerary for your travel in Canada.

 Itinerary Samples and Road Trip Maps Alberta

These related pages offer road trip maps and itinerary samples that fit into the Rocky Mountains Road Trip

Destination Calgary

Road trip Calgary to Banff

Sightseeing Banff

Banff to Lake Louise, Alberta

Yoho National Park, British Columbia

The Icefields Parkway

Indian Summer
Indian Summer


How to Use the Road Trip Map of Canada

Layers

The map contains 6 layers that cover 5 different road trips in Canada : four road trips in western Canada and one road trip across Canada.

  1. Western Canada road trip, covering large parts of British Columbia as well as the impressive Rocky Mountains of western Alberta.
  2. Rocky Mountains Tour, includes salmon viewing during fall. Travel through the Rocky Mountains and along the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains in south eastern British Columbia and western Alberta.
  3. Canada Coast to Coast, travel across Canada - ocean to ocean - by crossing 8 provinces and 5 time zones. The bucket list trip for every Canadian!
  4. Travel directions from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS
  5. Vancouver to Calgary, from Sea to Sky. The best of British Columbia and Alberta. Includes the Canadian Rockies and The Icefields Parkway, one of world's most scenic routes.
  6. Vancouver to Victoria round trip. An active city explorers' guide. Discover metropolis Vancouver by pedal bike and historic Victoria by foot.

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