8 days in British Columbia & Alberta Itinerary

8 days in British Columbia & Alberta Itinerary

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Fly
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Canmore
— 1 night
Drive
4
Calgary
— 2 nights
Fly

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2
nights
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip planner.

Toronto to Vancouver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Stanley Park ©
Must see
Stanley Park
4.8

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Abkhazi Garden, and then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle and then take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Victoria journey app.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canmore.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Royal BC Museum ©
Must see
Royal BC Museum
4.7
Inner Harbour ©
Historic Walking Area
Inner Harbour
4.8

1
night
Canmore

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 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Vermilion Lakes, then learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and finally get great views at Surprise Corner.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canmore online trip builder.

You can fly from Victoria to Canmore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Canmore due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Victoria in November, plan for little chillier days in Canmore, with highs around 0°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Canmore

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Vermilion Lakes ©
Water Body
Vermilion Lakes
4.2
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
4.1
Surprise Corner ©
Observation Deck
Surprise Corner
4.2

2
nights
Calgary

Stampede City

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 27th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cold Garden Beverage Company.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary road trip website.

You can drive from Canmore to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Calgary can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Glenbow Museum ©
Art Museum
Glenbow Museum
4.5
Calgary Tower ©
Observation Deck
Calgary Tower
4.0

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