Saturday, 15 July 2017

West Coast Canada Itinerary

10 Day West Coast Canada Itinerary
 
Before I get into my day-by-day posts with much more detail, I thought I would post an outline of my itinerary. The time frame for my vacation was 10 days (May 24-June 2) and I did a bit of sightseeing in both Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.




Day 1
- Flight Toronto to Calgary
- Pick up Rental Car at Airport
  (Jeep Patriot)
- Drive to Drumheller
- Check into Hotel
  (Ramada Drumheller)

- Royal Tyrell Museum
  (amazing dinosaur museum)


 
Day 2
- Little White Church
- Horsethief Canyon
- Biggest Dinosaur in the World
- Find Dino's around town
- HooDoos
- Drive to Canmore
- Check into Hotel
(Rocky Mountain Inn Canmore)
- Explore Canmore Town

- Drive Lake Minnewanka Loop (Banff)

Day 3
- Drive to Banff
- Drive Bow Valley Parkway (w.pitstops)
- Lake Louise
- Moraine Lake
- Drive to Yoho National Park
- Natural Bride / Emerald Lake
- Drive Back through Bow Valley Parkway
- Check into Hotel
(Charltons Banff)
- Explore Banff



Day 4
- Drive to Icefields
(with lots of pitstops)
- Icefields Explorer
- Glacier Skywalk
- Drive to Kootenay National Park (Continental Divide)
- Drive Lake Minnewanka Loop
- Vermillion Lakes Drive
- Hotel (Charltons Banff)
 


 Day 5
- Surprise Corner
- Banff Gondola
- Bow Valley Parkway
- Hike Johnston Canyon
- Upper Hot Springs Banff
- Check in to Hotel
(Fairmont Banff Springs)
- Explore Banff Town

- Relax at Fairmont

Day 6
- Drove all day - from Banff to Hope BC


Day 7
- Drive 2 hours to Vancouver
- Check into hotel (Buchan)
- Drop off Rental Car
- Begin 2 day hop-on-hop-off tour - complete one circuit
- Get off bus in Stanley Park
- Van Aquarium
- Explore Stanley Park
- Walk the SeaWall



Day 8
- Laughing Statues
- Canada Place
(get bus to Capilano)

- Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Treetop Walk
- Grouse Mountain
- Explore more of VanCity
- Grandville Island
- Explore Canada Place

Day 9
- Picked up by Whale Watching Company
- Drive to Stevenson BC
Whale Watching time:
- Bald Eagles
- California Sea Lions
- Steller Sea Lions
- Orcas
- Harbour Seals


Day 10
- Flight Vancouver to Toronto

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