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We have curated this exceptional Canada 21-day itinerary to help you plan your trip efficiently. This itinerary incorporates epic road trips, foodie adventures, nature escapes, and much more. Canada is one of the most scenic destinations you’ll ever explore.

Your 21-day Canada tour itinerary will include visiting the Rocky Mountains, glaciers, turquoise lakes, world-class breweries, national parks, and much more.

Canada itinerary for 21 days

Day 1,2 – Bustling Vancouver


Start your journey with this vibrant city. Enjoy the stunning views of the mountain ranges, an evening stroll through Stanley Park, and explore the Vancouver Aquarium. Vancouver is all about fun and exciting adventures. Even when it comes to foo,d when in Vancouver, you’ll get to experience the best of seafood and food in general from all over the world.

Day 3,4 – Vancouver Island

Butchart Gardens, Victoria

Start your day with a ferry ride from the city leading up to Vancouver Island. Located less than two hours from Vancouver, you’ll get to explore the famous Butchart Gardens, do whale watching at Ucluelet, and explore Tofino, with it’s natural rainforest scenery. 

Day 5,6 (Best in Winter) – The resort town of Whistler 

Whistler Village in Winter

Driving up to Whistler is your chance to enjoy an epic road trip. Take the Sea to Sky Highway with a perfect mountain backdrop to get to your destination. Squamish and Garibaldi Provincial Park are a must-visit while you are in Whistler.  Experience the best of Whistle.r

 Whether you’re traveling to Whistler during the summer months or winter, the place is simply magical. You can hit the slopes or enjoy a hike up the mountain. You could also enjoy the views with a magical gondola ride up the mountain.

Day 5,6 – (Best for Summer) Visit the Wineries in the Okanagan

A Wineyard in the Okanagan

Drive up to Okanagan Valley on day 5 of your trip and explore some of the wineries there. Wine tours and tastings are an incredible experience. For those who enjoy golfing and hiking, Okanagan Valley has many spots for you to enjoy.. 

Day 7 – Welcome to Alberta!

Next up on your Canada 3-week travel itinerary is the picturesque province of Canada – Alberta. Located an hour away from Mount Robson, numerous photo opportunities are awaiting you. Visit Maligne Lake, spend time at the Miette Hot Springs and explore the Jasper National Park.

A Hotel in Jasper National Park, Alberta

Day 8 – Icefields Parkway

Don’t miss an excellent opportunity to go on a scenic drive in the Canadian Rockies. Drive the route of Icefields Parkway to get to Banff National Park. Make pit stops by the Athabasca Falls and glacier, Cirrus Mountain Viewpoint, and Peyto Lake. With pine trees on either side and mountain ranges to look up to, the drive is definitely one for the books.

Glacier Glass Floor Skywalk, Jasper

Day 9 – Instagram worthy moments at Lake Louise

Soon after the Icefields Parkway drive, you’ll get to one of Alberta’s most popular tourist stops – Lake Louise. Summer months are busy, so we recommend you get there early in the morning. 

Day 10 – Don’t miss Moraine Lake

For those who enjoy canoeing, paddling, or even hiking, Moraine Lake and its surroundings are an impeccable addition to your travel itinerary. Enjoy the stunning scenery and capture some Instagram-worthy shots while you are there.

Tourists at Moraine lake

Day 11 – Visit Canada’s 3rd highest waterfall

Takakkaw Falls, situated in the Yoho National Park, is Canada’s 3rd highest waterfall. This National Park is a bridge between Banff and Jasper. Indeed a must-visit, this is one of the best places that offer the best campgrounds and campsites. 

Tourists at Takakkaw Falls Yoho National Park

Day 12 – Experience the scenic town of Banff

A close view of the beautiful scenic village township of Banff Avenue that sits under the majestic Cascade Mountain of Alberta, Canada.

Spend your day exploring the town, enjoy a delicious restaurant meal at one of the local restaurants and shop for souvenirs to take home at the artisan shops. 

Day 13 – Captivating Calgary

Tourists and Calgarians stroll along Stephen Avenue Walk, a popular and busy pedestrian mall. Stephen Avenue Walk in downtown Calgary is a National Historic District with over 30 restored buildings that feature architectural styles from the late 1800s to the 1930s.

As you start making your way to Calgary, we recommend you make a quick stop by the mountain town of Canmore. Grassi Lakes and Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary are two absolute must-visits. In the evening, stroll through the streets of Calgary and eat out at one of the fine dining spots in town.

Day 14 , 15 – Explore Toronto

View of Toronto CN Tower from the waterfront

Arrive at the Toronto International Airport and start your day 14 by exploring the city. The CN Tower, distillery district, Casa Loma, St. Lawrence Market, and Royal Ontario Museum are some places you’ll need to fit into your itinerary.

Day 16,17 – Off to Montreal

The Saint Joseph Oratory in Montreal is a National Historic Site of Canada

Located 5 hours from Toronto, this French-speaking province boasts history and architecture. The vibrant city of Montreal is best known for its culture. From Notre Dame Basilica to St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal will leave you craving for more. While there, don’t forget to try the world’s best poutine from Maamm Bolduc.

Day 18,19 – Quebec City

Aerial view of Frontenac Castle in Old Quebec City in the Fall season, Quebec, Canada.

Stroll through the cobblestone streets and explore all the historical spots in Quebec City. From museums to parliament buildings, there is never going to be a dull moment in the city. Some must-visit spots include Saint Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Petit-Champlain, and Place Royale.

Day 20 – Jet off to Halifax 

Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia. Although it may be one of the smallest provinces in Canada, there is so much to do and see. Some places to explore include the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, botanical gardens, Citadel Hill, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. If you enjoy bar hopping, you’ll fall in love with the downtown bar scene.

 Day 21 – Peggy’s Cove, a classic spot

Peggys Cove, Canada Scene of the fishing village, with wooden houses, boats, and tourists, in Peggys Cove, in Nova Scotia, Canada

Located on the eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, Peggy’s Cove is one of the most well-known lighthouses in Nova Scotia. This picturesque location offers a wide range of attractions and experiences. From photographing the colorful houses to enjoying a delicious meal at the seafood restaurants, the community at Peggy’s Cove is fantastic.

Head home

And just like that, your 3-week Canada trip has ended. This epic adventure 21-day trip would have given you a fair glimpse of Canada, but there is more to explore. Use the travel time to reminisce about the travel memories you’ve collected and planning your next adventure.

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