Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report http://wellnessfeeds.com/enduro-force/
  2. 2 Toronto - Last Minute Ideas
  3. 3 Activity Suggestions for Quebec City + Montreal for 10 days
  4. 4 Best places in Toronto
  5. 5 Tweak itinerary for Canadian Rockies
  6. 6 Trip Report Vancouver and Vancouver Island - a quick summary
  7. 7 Victoria, Canada
  8. 8 Day trip from Toronto to 1000 Islands
  9. 9 Planning a trip to 1000 Islands
  10. 10 Is it too late to plan Banff & Jasper for this July?
  11. 11 Newfoundland in early June
  12. 12 Vancouver to Toronto car or train?
  13. 13 Think a horsey ride is a good idea?
  14. 14 Vancouver/Seattle Trip
  15. 15 HELP: Winnipeg to Grand Forks,ND
  16. 16 Toronto to N.F. to Buffalo without a car. Need help.
  17. 17 Nova Scotia in July
  18. 18 Cape Breton in early June
  19. 19 Magdalen Islands in early June
  20. 20 Magdalen Islands
  21. 21 Grround transportation from Vancouver Airport
  22. 22 How to break the drive from Montreal to Niagara falls?
  23. 23 Passport question for Int flight
  24. 24 Banff Jasper Itinerary Help - Need ASAP Married Couple 9 days
  25. 25 Itinerary for 10 day Maritime trip
View next 25 » Back to the top

Calgary/VancouverIsland/Vancouver trip, 3 weeks, first schedule

Jump to last reply

Hello
It's holiday planning time...
One serious option for our 2016 summer trip would be from Calgary to Vancouver Island to Vancouver.

Our working schedule would have 5 "chapters" (1x Rocky Mountains, 3x Vancouver Island, 1x Vancouver), each of a certain duration, as follows:

D-01: flight and arrival at Calgary
D-02, 03, 04, 05: departure from Calgary via Jasper, Tête Jaune Cache and Kamloops towards Vancouver, visit of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
D-05 in the evening, arrival at Vancouver somewhere close for the ferry to Vancouver Island the next day.
D-06: arrival on Vancouver Island, destination 1, for 3 nights.
D-09: destination 2 for 4 nights.
D-13: destination 3 for 4 nights.
D-17: transfert to Vancouver (city) for 5 nights, to visit and enjoy the city summer life.

Our "politics" behind this schedule are:
- Inbound on Calgary, outbound from Vancouver, the other way round is not possible, Vancouver City comes at the end of the trip.
- We only take one car rental, and we don’t need a car in Vancouver city.
- We appreciate longer stays at each base point, just to have a swim, read a book, do nothing other than sip a local brew,... although we know that one night stays are sometimes inevitable.
- General interests: 1 to 3 hours hikes during the day (but not every day!!!), enjoy natural and cultural heritage, fine eating especially fish and seafruit-shellfish, do nothing at the swimming pool
- Canadian Rockies part, a hike in some NP is mandatory…
- On Vancouver Island, we take 3 base points to cover the "close neighbourhood" with daytrips.


Questions?
General appreciation regarding the number of “chapters” and the days accorded?
Do we need 3 different spots on Vancouver Island, or 2, eventually longer than 4 nights? Any suggestions where?
Suggestions of nice spots for the entire trip?
Fire away please!

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement