14 days in British Columbia & Calgary Itinerary

14 days in British Columbia & Calgary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
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Fly to Calgary, Bus to Lake Louise Lakeshore, Taxi to Yoho National Park
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Yoho National Park
— 2 nights
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Calgary
— 5 nights
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Vancouver

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Jericho Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kitsilano Beach and Third Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Leghorn Ranch (in Pitt Meadows), Golden Ears Provincial Park (in Maple Ridge) and George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, hike along Traboulay Poco Trail, walk around Stanley Park, and stroll through West Vancouver Seawall.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver travel itinerary planner.

Montreal to Vancouver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to Vancouver. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Montreal in September: highs in Vancouver hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 3 nights

Garden City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater and Zipline. Get in touch with nature at Scenic Marine Route and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Rocky Creek Winery in Cowichan Bay (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Bateman Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and work some fitness into your day at Westsong Walkway.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria route maker.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Victoria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Yoho National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 13th (Mon), trek along Burgess Shale, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kicking Horse River, then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Iceline Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paget Peak.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yoho National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Victoria to Yoho National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Yoho National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Victoria in September, with highs in Yoho National Park at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Calgary

— 5 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre and Bowness Park. Explore hidden gems such as Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and Grotto Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (in Cochrane) and Two Jack Lake (in Banff). There's lots more to do: work some fitness into your day at Calgary Pathway System, walk around Fort Calgary, contemplate the waterfront views at Bow River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Calgary tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yoho National Park in September: highs in Calgary hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

British Columbia travel guide

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Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wineries & Vineyards
Approximately four times as large as Great Britain, the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia remains a sparsely populated land of soaring mountains, picture-perfect coastlines, and dense forests filled with a diverse wildlife. Ideal for active and adventurous vacationers, British Columbia holidays usually include a blend of wilderness experiences and tours of urban attractions. Most visitors come here to kayak, whale watch, ski, snowboard, golf, fish, surf, and hike through 4 national parks and 140 ecological reserves. For a comprehensive British Columbia tour, make sure your visit includes stops in Vancouver and Victoria, two big cities packed with modern attractions and perfectly positioned for exploring this part of North America.