11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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11 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Whistler
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect Vancouver to be colder, temps between 8°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

1
night
Whistler

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.
On the 13th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then catch some excitement at Whistler Sliding Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Whistler route planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Whistler to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

1
night
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, then look for gifts at Friends of Jasper National Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Highway 93A, then fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, then see the interesting displays at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jasper Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Whistler in January; daily highs in Jasper National Park reach -1°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Whistlers Peak ©
Whistlers Peak
Friends of Jasper National Park ©
Friends of Jasper National Park

3
nights
Banff National Park

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.
Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Sunshine Village, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

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Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in January, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (-7°C), and nights are about the same (-16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

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