10 days in Canada Itinerary

10 days in Canada Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Victoria
— 2 nights
2
Salt Spring Island
— 2 nights
3
Parksville
— 2 nights
4
Nanaimo
— 3 nights

2
nights
Victoria

Victoria ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Get outdoors at Scenic Marine Route and Westsong Walkway. Go for a jaunt from Victoria to Mill Bay to see Enrico Winery about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, enjoy the sea views from Victoria Pier, explore the engaging exhibits at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, and don't miss a visit to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria itinerary planner.

Regina to Victoria is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Regina to Victoria, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Regina in February, things will get much warmer in Victoria: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Spring Island.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, Enrico Winery
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature ©
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

2
nights
Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island ©
Salt Spring Island is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between mainland British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver Island.The island was initially inhabited by various Salishan peoples before being settled by pioneers in 1859, at which time it was officially called Admiral Island. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Saltspring Soapworks, explore the galleries of Treasures of the Heart Metaphysical Store & Sacred Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art, view the masterpieces at Venter Gallery, thentake in the exciting artwork at Gallery 8, and finally browse the exhibits of Steffich Fine Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): experience rural life at Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, thenlearn about winemaking at Salt Spring Vineyards, thenlearn about winemaking at Garry Oaks Estate Winery, and finally walk around Ruckle Provincial Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Spring Island journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Victoria to Salt Spring Island in 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Victoria in February since evenings lows in Salt Spring Island dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Parksville.

Things to do in Salt Spring Island

Parks Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Mount Maxwell Provincial Park ©
Mount Maxwell Provincial Park
Ruckle Provincial Park ©
Ruckle Provincial Park
Salt Spring Vineyards ©
Salt Spring Vineyards

2
nights
Parksville

Parksville ©
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Englishman River, thentee off at Riptide Lagoon, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Beach Front Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Heritage Forest. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery, stroll around Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, thenexplore the galleries of I-Hos Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Air Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Parksville online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Salt Spring Island to Parksville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Parksville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Courtenay, Qualicum Beach, Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park
Highlights from your plan
Air Park ©
Air Park
Heritage Forest ©
Heritage Forest
I-Hos Gallery ©
I-Hos Gallery

3
nights
Nanaimo

Nanaimo ©
Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
For shopping fun, head to Westholme Tea Company or Duncan Farmer's Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nanaimo Museum and B.C. Forest Discovery Centre. Explore Nanaimo's surroundings by going to Holland Creek Hiking Trails (in Ladysmith) and Averill Creek Vineyard (in Duncan). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Pipers Lagoon Park, take in the pleasant sights at Harbourfront Walkway, relax in the rural setting at Hazelwood Herb Farm, and stroll around Newcastle Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nanaimo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Parksville to Nanaimo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Nanaimo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Duncan, Ladysmith, Westholme Tea Company
Highlights from your plan
Pipers Lagoon Park ©
Pipers Lagoon Park
B.C. Forest Discovery Centre ©
B.C. Forest Discovery Centre
Nanaimo Museum ©
Nanaimo Museum

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