Let me take guard before a barrage of obvious facts gets directed at me, shall I? Yes, I am fully aware that the country is a MASSIVE 5500 km from east to west, with its motto of "from sea to sea to sea" proving ever so true and immensely challenging as soon as you start preparing an itinerary for Canada. I definitely am not, even for a moment, trying to downplay the monumental challenge it is to figure out a travel plan to the country, given I am usually the one recommending only multi-week itineraries to foreign travelers planning to come to India, nothing less!! But not every travel enthusiast has that much time and resources to fulfill the craving to visit an entire different world, even if for a few days. Why should they lose out of all the fun?
The secret to planning a limited duration Canada itinerary is to focus on one part of the country and explore it. From vibrant cities, enviable National Parks and pristine lakes - every part of Canada has a bit of each within reach that will compensate for the lack of time, without offering a lot of compromise on the experiences.
I, being a sucker for natural landscapes, have always admired the beauty and grandeur of Canadian Rockies in the south-western part of Canada. Therefore it is only natural that I have a secret admiration on this part of Canada over the more touristy eastern shoreline or the beautiful cities on its west coast. So here I am, spilling the beans and sharing my recommendations on how to enjoy the best of Canadian landscapes - all in 5 days!!