11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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1
Toronto
— 1 night
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
3
Whistler
— 1 night
4
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights

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Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, thenenjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then have some family-friendly fun at Vrulez DT.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Toronto. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Ontario Science Centre ©
Ontario Science Centre
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Granville Island and then snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Vancouver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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Whistler

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hit the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb and then have fun at Whistler Sliding Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Whistler online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in December, things will get little chillier in Whistler: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Winter Sports Nature Outdoors
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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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.
Family-friendly places like Marmot Basin Ski Area and Experience Gourmet Living will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, cruise along Highway 93A, look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia Ice Field, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Whistler in December, with highs in Jasper National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Bow Valley Parkway and then stroll through Sunshine Village.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Banff National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in December, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

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