15 days in Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Alberta Itinerary

15 days in Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Alberta Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Tofino
— 2 nights
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Central Saanich
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Calgary
— 1 night

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shannon Falls Provincial Park and Kitsilano Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Langley National Historic Site and Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Richmond (International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) & Dolphin & Whale Watching), George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta) and Stawamus Chief Park (in Squamish). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Leghorn Ranch, stroll through Third Beach, kick back and relax at Jericho Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park.

Make your Vancouver itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Toronto to Vancouver is an approximately 7-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 Toronto to Vancouver. In August in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Squamish, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Lighthouse Park, Leghorn Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the galleries of Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, then kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tofino trip planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Tofino sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery ©
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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. On the 4th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, explore and take pictures at Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, and then trek along Galloping Goose Regional Trail. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, do a tasting at Symphony Vineyard, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, and finally kick back and relax at French Beach Provincial Park.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Central Saanich trip maker website.

You can fly from Tofino to Central Saanich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in September, you will find days in Central Saanich are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Galloping Goose Regional Trail, Symphony Vineyard, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, French Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
French Beach Provincial Park ©
French Beach Provincial Park

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Visiting Athabasca Falls and Sunwapta Falls will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Athabasca Glacier and Medicine Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Edith Cavell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and cruise along Columbia Ice Field.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jasper National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Central Saanich in September, things will get a bit cooler in Jasper National Park: highs are around 20°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Medicine Lake ©
Medicine Lake
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

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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.
Moraine Lake has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Lake Agnes. Step out of the city life by going to Peyto Lake and Tunnel Mountain Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Golden (Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge) and Takakkaw Falls (in Yoho National Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Vermilion Lakes, explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier, and take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip site.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Golden, Takakkaw Falls
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes

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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 12th (Sat): take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk and then head off the coast to Prince's Island Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary route website.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Calgary in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect nights in Calgary to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park
Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk

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