The trip will include stops in Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal as well as a game with the New York Rangers.
The Islanders have a four-game winless streak (0-3-1). The slide is their longest since captain Michael Peca returned from offseason knee surgery on November 14.
New York has dropped to eighth place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind the Boston Bruins and four ahead of the Rangers, who have played three more games.
The Islanders fell to 1-4-3 in their last eight with Saturday’s 4-2 setback to New Jersey. They took 40 shots on Martin Brodeur, but could only manage goals from rookie Mattias Weinhandl and slumping center Alexei Yashin.
Among the few positives was the return No. 1 goaltender Chris Osgood, who made 15 saves after missing 20 games with an ankle injury. Osgood, who hadn’t played since January 21, is 11-1-4 lifetime vs. Vancouver and made 25 saves in New York’s 2-1 home win on December 3.
Osgood’s only loss to the Canucks was a 7-4 loss on February 6, 1997 when he was with Detroit.
The Islanders could be active before the trading deadline and are hoping for an upgrade to their top line or addition to their defense corps.
Vancouver comes into Tuesday’s contest winless in three games (0-1-1-1) and is 1-2-2-1 in its last six games following a club-record 14-game unbeaten streak.
The teams are meeting at GM Place for the first time since Canucks defenseman Murray Baron scored the go-ahead goal of a 3-2 win on February 18, 2001. Vancouver is 7-2-1 in their last 10 home encounters with the Islanders.