11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vancouver
— Few hours
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
3
Calgary
— 1 night
4
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
5
Edmonton
— 1 day
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
7
Quebec City
— 1 night
8
Montreal
— 1 night

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hours
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.
On the 15th (Mon), wander the streets of Granville Island.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary website.

Ottawa to Vancouver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In July in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
On the 16th (Tue), go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, have fun and explore at Miniature World, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, stroll around French Beach Provincial Park, and then experience rural life at Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Victoria travel route tool.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for slightly colder days in Victoria, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sooke, The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park ©
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
Miniature World ©
Miniature World

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night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): head off the coast to Prince's Island Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Calgary road trip planner.

Getting from Victoria to Calgary by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Calgary. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Calgary, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Moraine Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Agnes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Banff National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Edmonton.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes

1
day
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): laugh and play at Fort Edmonton Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edmonton road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Edmonton in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Edmonton. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Edmonton

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, then don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Edmonton to Niagara Falls in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Niagara Falls: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

1
night
Quebec City

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lower Town (Basse-Ville).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City road trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Quebec City by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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Montreal

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then visit Old Port of Montreal.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreal road trip app.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Quebec City in July: highs in Montreal hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

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