11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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11 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Galiano Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salt Spring Island
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Victoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Parksville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Tofino
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Sidney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Calgary

1
night
Galiano Island

Galiano Island ©
Galiano Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dionisio Point Provincial Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galiano Island trip itinerary builder site .

Calgary to Galiano Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Galiano Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Galiano Island is somewhat warmer than Calgary - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Spring Island.

Things to do in Galiano Island

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dionisio Point Provincial Park ©
Dionisio Point Provincial Park

few
hours
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 19th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mount Maxwell Provincial Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salt Spring Island trip planner .

You can drive from Galiano Island to Salt Spring Island in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Salt Spring Island

Nature Parks
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Mount Maxwell Provincial Park ©
Mount Maxwell Provincial Park

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Russell Books or Michal Negrin Victoria. Beacon Hill Park and Inner Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, savor the flavors at Olive The Senses, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and stop by Mattick's Farm.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Victoria route planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Salt Spring Island to Victoria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Salt Spring Island in April, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Parksville.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mattick's Farm
Highlights from your plan
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Parksville

Parksville ©
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Old Country Market and then relax in the rural setting at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.

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

Getting from Victoria to Parksville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Tofino.
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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks ©
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

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nights
Tofino

Tofino ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chesterman Beach and Long Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Pacific Rim National Park and Clayoquot Sound. Change things up with a short trip to Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet (about 42 minutes away).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofino route planner.

Drive from Parksville to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Parksville in April since evenings lows in Tofino dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sidney.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
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Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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Sidney

Sidney ©
Sitting on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, the port town of Sidney serves as an important stop on several ferry and cruise-liner routes.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Sidney Museum & Archives, then look for gifts at Tanners Books, then admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and finally take a stroll around Mary Winspear Centre.

Start your trip to Sidney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Tofino to Sidney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sidney

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Mary Winspear Centre ©
Mary Winspear Centre
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Tanners Books ©
Tanners Books

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