10 days in British Columbia & Alberta Itinerary

10 days in British Columbia & Alberta Itinerary

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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Vancouver
— 1 night
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Canmore
— 2 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cox Bay Beach and Pacific Rim National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Long Beach and Tofino Brewing Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tofino: Ucluelet (Kayaking & Canoeing & Amphitrite Point Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: trek along Rainforest Trail.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tofino trip itinerary planner.

Toronto to Tofino is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Tofino. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Vancouver

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, then take a stroll through Granville Island, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally take a stroll through Gastown.

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Traveling by flight from Tofino to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Vancouver sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, explore the world behind art at The Bateman Gallery, then examine the collection at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, then see the interesting displays at Miniature World, and finally make a trip to Government Street. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Scenic Marine Route and then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum.

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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. In November, daytime highs in Victoria are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Banff National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Sunshine Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Vermilion Lakes, then take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain, and finally trek along Tunnel Mountain Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Victoria to Banff National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Banff National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Victoria in November, with highs in Banff National Park at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canmore.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Canmore

— 2 nights
Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get to know the fascinating history of Policeman's Creek Boardwalk, and then Head underground at Canmore Cave Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then glide through natural beauty at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ha Ling Peak.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canmore road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banff National Park to Canmore. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.

Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Home to two of the world's oldest national parks, Alberta draws millions of visitors with its scenic landscapes ideal for skiing, hiking, and camping. Few leave this western Canadian province without a visit to Lake Louise, arguably the biggest attraction in Alberta. The pristine area around this glacial body of water offers some of the world's finest trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, while a nearby ski resort provides runs for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing. If you get sated of all those picture-perfect natural landscapes, add Calgary or Edmonton to your Alberta trip itinerary. Both offer good tourist infrastructure and host renowned festivals, celebrating everything from the country's ranching culture to folk music.