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Common and touristic Information about Canada


Vancouver - Vancouver Island - Inside Passage - Yellowhead Highway - Rocky Mountains - The National Parks Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Glacier and Mt.Revelstoke - Okanagan Valley - Vancouver


Short info

Return flight Frankfurt - Vancouver, the hotel in Vancouver and the rental car booked from Germany, everything else organized on site. Overnight in a tent, where this was possible and useful (rarely due to the autumn season), otherwise mostly in motels.

The map


The route <
TagPlace, routeActivityDistance
Day 1 Frankfurt - VancouverFlight, transfer 
Day 2 VancouverChinatown, Gastown, Harbour, Stanley Park etc. 
Day 3 VancouverGrouse Mountain Trail, Gastown etc. 
Day 4 Vancouver - VictoriaFerry to Vancouver Island; Victoria: Harbour stroll73 km
Day 5 Victoria - Little Qualicum Falls PPVictoria: Chinatown, Yates Street, Thunderbird Park; Duncan; Chemainus; Little Qualicum Falls180 km
Day 6 Little Qualicum Falls PP - TofinoCathedral Grove; Port Alberni; Ucluelet; Pacific Rim NP: Long Beach, South Beach Trail; Tofino194 km
Day 7 Tofino - Elk Falls PPPacific Rim NP: Radar Hill, Schooner Beach Trail, Spruce Fringe Trail, Rainforest Trail; Elk Falls PP292 km
Day 8 Elk Falls PP - Strathcona PPElk Falls; Strathcona PP: Hikes at Buttle Lake140 km
Day 9Strathcona PP - Port HardyStrathcona PP: Lady Falls; Gold River; Port Hardy249 km
Day 10Port Hardy - Prince RupertFerry on the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert12 km
Day 11Prince Rupert - HazeltonPrince Rupert: Harbour, Cow's Bay; Terrace: Heritage Park; South Hazelton324 km
Day 12Hazelton - VanderhoofHazelton: Museum village Ksan, Old Hazelton, Kispiox; Smithers: Twin Falls Trail; Vanderhoof414 km
Day 13Vanderhoof - McBridePrince George; McBride330 km
Day 14McBride - JasperMount Robson PP: Rearguard Falls, Kinney Lake Trail, Overlander Falls Trail183 km
Day 15JasperThe Whistlers Trail, Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake, Lake Annette, Lake Edith, Old Fort Point68 km
Day 16JasperMaligne Valley: Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, Maligne Lake105 km
Day 17Jasper - Saskatchewan CrossingMount Edith Cavell; Icefields Parkway: Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefield192 km
Day 18Saskatchewan Crossing - Lake LouiseIcefields Parkway: Mistaya Canyon, Peyto Lake; Lake Louise: Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail97 km
Day 19Lake Louise - BanffFairview Mountain Trail; Moraine Lake103 km
Day 20BanffBanff: Bow Falls, Centennial Cave and Basin, Hoodoos, Vermillion Lakes, Tunnel Mountain53 km
Day 21BanffBanff: Sulphur Mountain Trail, Upper Hot Springs10 km
Day 22Banff - GoldenBow Valley Parkway: Silverton Falls; Yoho NP: Natural Bridge, Hoodoos Trail171 km
Day 23Golden - RevelstokeYoho NP: Wapta Falls; Glacier NP: Short hikes; Mt.Revelstoke NP: Short hikes230 km
Day 24Revelstoke - KelownaMt.Revelstoke NP: Meadows in the Sky; Sicamous; Okanagan Lake; Kelowna273 km
Day 25Kelowna - PrincetonOld Cattle Valley Railway Trail; Osoyoos; Princeton366 km
Day 26Princeton - HopeManning PP: Lightning Lake Loop Trail, Three Falls Trail; Hope Slide; Hope160 km
Day 27Hope - VancouverVancouver: Metro Town, Stanley Park200 km
Day 28Vancouver - FrankfurtFlight back1 km
total  4420 km

The distances are read directly from the speedometer, so include any detours and local trips. The abbreviation "NP" means "National Park", the abbreviation "PP" means "Provincial Park".


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