12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Calgary
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 3 nights
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Vancouver
— 1 night
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Nanaimo
— 3 nights

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Calgary

Calgary

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Calgary driving holiday planner.

Montreal to Calgary is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Montreal to Calgary, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in Calgary at 13°C and lows at 0°C. You'll set off for Banff National Park on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

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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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in October, expect Banff National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Minnewanka ©
Lake Minnewanka
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls

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Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ©
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceline Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Wapta Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Kicking Horse River, and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yoho National Park vacation app.

Yoho National Park is just a stone's throw from Banff National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Yoho National Park can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. You will leave for Vancouver on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

1
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Vancouver

Vancouver

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.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vancouver travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yoho National Park to Vancouver takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yoho National Park to Vancouver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yoho National Park in October, with highs in Vancouver at 16°C and lows at 10°C. You'll set off for Nanaimo on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

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Nanaimo

Nanaimo ©

Harbor City

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nanaimo: The Butchart Gardens (in Central Saanich) and Victoria (Miniature World, Craigdarroch Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at Vancouver Island Expeditions, contemplate the long history of The Bastion, stroll around Neck Point Park, and explore the activities along Maffeo Sutton Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nanaimo tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Nanaimo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Nanaimo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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