Canadian Itineraries to Try This Summer or Fall: Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, and Onward

Butchart Gardens One of the favorite trips we ever did as a family was to fly to Vancouver, take the train to Whistler, float plane from Whistler to Victoria, and ferry onward to Salt Spring Island and later Seattle. Wow, what a trip, especially since I didn’t need to drive once! Even on Salt Spring Island, I preferred biking to driving. Vancouver is blessed with fantastic Asian restaurants, seafood, and a bounty of fresh fruit that you can find at the Granville Island market. Whistler is just as magical in summer as winter, hiking above the treetops or paddling down lonely rivers, only to watch the bears amble down the road at twilight. Victoria is a charming seaside town on the southern tip of Vancouver Island that offers a variety of ways to see the neighboring pods of orcas and to visit the glorious Butchart Gardens. While Salt Spring Island is a soothing remote outpost for biking and sea kayaking, an ideal spot to unwind after a far too long pandemic.

Get out and enjoy the glorious wilderness found in Canada. ActiveTravels is here to help design an itinerary.