9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

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9 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
1
Toronto
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vancouver
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Golden
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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day
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 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Toronto. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada ©
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada

1
night
Tofino, Vancouver Island

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 23rd (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Wild Pacific Trail and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Tofino vacation planner.

Getting from Toronto to Tofino by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In June, Tofino is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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Wild Pacific Trail
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Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then explore and take pictures at Granville Island.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tofino in June, you will find days in Vancouver are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Golden.

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
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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day
Golden

Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, then take in the views from Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Golden online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Golden takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Golden. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kicking Horse River
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River Rafting & Tubing
Kicking Horse River ©
Kicking Horse River
Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge ©
Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon, admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park holiday website .

Traveling by bus from Golden to Banff National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Golden in June, things will get a bit cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around 20°C and lows about 3°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

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