11 days in Calgary, Banff National Park & Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Itinerary

11 days in Calgary, Banff National Park & Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Itinerary

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Fly
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Calgary
— 2 nights
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Vancouver
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Whistler
— 1 night
Drive
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Glenbow Museum and Bomber Command Museum of Canada. Get in touch with nature at Bow River and Prince's Island Park. There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Calgary online vacation planner.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Toronto to Calgary, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Calgary at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Glenbow Museum ©
Must see
Glenbow Museum
4.5
The Calgary Zoo ©
Must see
The Calgary Zoo
4.4

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Peyto Lake and Bow Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Takakkaw Falls and Plain of Six Glaciers. Go for a jaunt from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park to see Natural Bridge about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Agnes, look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier, and view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park tour planner.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in August, Banff National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Natural Bridge ©
Must see
Natural Bridge
4.4
Takakkaw Falls ©
Must see
Takakkaw Falls
4.8

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Whistler

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then get outside with Whistler Village Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, then admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and then hike along Whistler Valley Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Whistler trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Whistler in 9 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park to Whistler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: high temperatures in Whistler hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

3
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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.
On the 9th (Fri), walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape of Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, then shop like a local with Granville Island, then get your game on at SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, and finally wander the streets of Gastown.

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Drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Whistler in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Stanley Park ©
Must see
Stanley Park
4.8
Granville Island ©
Must see
Granville Island
4.3

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