7 weeks to go until Canada! Here is what we have so far..

Hi all!

Guess what! 7 weeks to go until take off to Canada, yipee I am so excited!

I thought I would make a little post about a few things we are thinking of doing and seeing while in Canada and whereabouts we will be going so that maybe you guys can give us some ideas.

Ok here goes.. Itinerary;

Calgary

Length of Stay: 3 nights
Accommodation: Airbnb Apartment
Intended activities: We have already purchased evening show and rodeo tickets for the Calgary Stampede which is on during our visit. Also on the cards is a visit to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and maybe a little bit of shopping.

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Wolf dogs – Photo courtesy of Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary’s Facebook page

 

 

Jasper

Length of stay: 3 night
Accommodation: Whistler Inn Hotel
Intended activities: A wildlife tour of some sort, we are really hoping to see a bear and/or moose in the wild. We also intend to do a little hiking such as to Kinney Lake and Maligne Canyon.

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Kinney Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park – Photo courtesy of google

 

Banff

Length of stay: 4 nights
Accommodation: Banff International Hotel
Intended activities: We are thinking probably a helicopter tour departing the Banff or Canmore seeing as my travel buddy got this as a present for her 21st birthday. Also and obviously a visit to Lake Louise and some casual hiking to  Johnston Canyon and Emerald Lake.

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Johnston Canyon – Photo courtesy of buzzfeed.com

Whistler

Length of stay: 3 nights
Accommodation: Crystal Lodge Hotel & Suites
Intended activities: We are hoping to use Whistler a bit of an adrenaline stop with the hopes to do an ATV tour and the craziest Zipline we can find. We are also keen to make the most of our hotel location by having a few late nights with only one of two hikes possibly to Joffree Lakes.

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Zip lining in Whistler – Photo courtesy of whistler.com

Victoria

Length of stay: 2 nights
Accommodation: Airbnb Apartment
Intended activities: Seeing as we are driving from Nanaimo to Victoria we have very little time in Victoria so it will be mostly checking our the cute architecture and character of the city and then a quick trip to Butchart Gardens and an early morning whale watching tour.

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Victoria BC – Photo courtesy of shutterstock

Vancouver

Length of stay: 3 nights
Accommodation: Airbnb Apartment
Intended activities: Seeing as Vancouver is our first major city and our stay overlaps with some of the cities big events like the Celebration of Light and Pride Parade we were hoping for a bit of partying at night and then some chill during the day. A visit to Capilano Bridge, Granville Markets and a bike ride around Stanley Park sounds amazing.

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Celebration of light festival Vancouver – Photo courtesy of vancouverlookout

Seattle

Length of stay: 3 nights
Accommodation: Airbnb Apartment
Intended activities: Similar to Vancouver only that Seattle is our last stop before going home (and back to work) our intentions are some good nightlife, witness the magic of the ships coming in for Fleet Week and overload on food at the Pike Place Markets. Also go shopping and fill our suitcases to the point of explosion before its back to Oz.

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Pike Place Market Seattle – Photo courtesy of Pinterest

Thank you for reading and please any tips or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Weather xx

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