11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Victoria
— 2 nights
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Calgary
— 1 night
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights

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Vancouver

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Visit Fort Langley National Historic Site and Deep Cove for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Leghorn Ranch and Third Beach. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Richmond to see International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Liberty Distillery, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, and stroll through English Bay Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver attractions planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Vancouver. October in Vancouver sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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2
nights
Victoria

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Victoria online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. October in Victoria sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Calgary

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Knox United Church, then get some jogging in at Calgary Pathway System, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Minhas Brewery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Calgary trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Victoria to Calgary in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Calgary. Traveling from Victoria in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Calgary, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
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4
nights
Banff National Park

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Policeman's Creek Boardwalk and Samson Native Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tunnel Mountain Trail and Plain of Six Glaciers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Natural Bridge (in Yoho National Park) and Kicking Horse River (in Field). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, get reinvigorated at Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge, and examine the collection at Banff Park Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Calgary in October, with highs in Banff National Park at 7°C and lows at -2°C.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.