12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Fly
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Whistler
— 3 nights
Drive
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Squamish
— 1 day
Drive
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
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Drive to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Drive to Parksville
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Parksville
— 1 night
Drive
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Tofino
— 1 night
Drive
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Victoria
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): go from sight to sight with Peak 2 Peak Gondola, ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, glide through natural beauty at Callaghan Country's Alexander Falls Touring Centre, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Whistler itinerary planner.

Toronto to Whistler is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Whistler, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Squamish.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

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Squamish

Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada

Easily accessible from both Whistler and Vancouver, little Squamish sits in the middle of one of Canada's scenic natural areas, affectionately called the "Sea to Sky Country." A vacation in Squamish provides the perfect opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities, so it's not surprising the town calls itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." Visitors get their dose of adrenaline by rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, whitewater rafting, or kite surfing in the area.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll around Stawamus Chief Park, then admire the sheer force of Shannon Falls Provincial Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Alice Lake Provincial Park.

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Getting from Whistler to Squamish by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Squamish sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Squamish

Parks · Nature

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and English Bay. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, walk around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner.

You can drive from Squamish to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Parksville.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Parksville

Jewel of Vancouver Island

With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Robert Held Art GLass, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Beach Front Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

Start your trip to Parksville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Vancouver to Parksville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Parksville

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches

Side Trip

1
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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 5th (Sat): stroll through Chesterman Beach, then stop by Rubio, and then browse the exhibits of Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tofino trip planning tool.

Getting from Parksville to Tofino by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tofino are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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Victoria

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.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria travel tool.

You can drive from Tofino to Victoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Victoria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.