11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
2
North Vancouver
— 1 night
3
Whistler
— 3 nights
4
Central Saanich
— 2 nights
5
Tofino
— 2 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Vancouver Seawall. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, stop by Granville Island, and take a stroll through Gastown.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver itinerary builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Vancouver to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to North Vancouver.

Things to do in Vancouver

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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

1
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North Vancouver

North Vancouver ©
Although officially a separate city, North Vancouver is actually a suburban area of Vancouver on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, a shallow-sided fjord.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain and then snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our North Vancouver road trip planning tool.

North Vancouver is very close to Vancouver. In August, daytime highs in North Vancouver are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in North Vancouver

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Alexander Falls, thensee Off-Road Tours, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, and then get outside with Vallea Lumina.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Whistler trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from North Vancouver to Whistler by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from North Vancouver in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Whistler, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Whistler

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Zipline
Off-Road Tours
Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake

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Central Saanich

Central Saanich ©
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and then walk around Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Island View Beach Regional Park Campground, thendeepen your understanding at Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, and finally experience rural life at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Central Saanich itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Whistler to Central Saanich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea ©
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): trek along Pacific Rim National Park, kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wild Pacific Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tofino route builder site.

You can fly from Central Saanich to Tofino in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Central Saanich in September, plan for slightly colder days in Tofino, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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