11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Williams Lake, Fly to Tofino
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Tofino
— 1 night
Fly
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly

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Banff National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park day trip planning tool.

Toronto to Banff National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park. Traveling from Toronto in June, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are colder (3°C). On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Jasper National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, then take some stellar pictures from Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in June, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Tofino

— 1 night
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Mermaid Tales Bookshop, and then take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jasper National Park to Tofino in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Tofino, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jasper National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Tofino, with highs around 19°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks

Vancouver

— 4 nights

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and take in the exciting artwork at Granville Island Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Tofino to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino in June, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.