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7 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary
Fly: 3h 45min
Victoria— 5 nights
Fly: 1h 30min
Nanaimo— 1 night
Fly + foot + train + Fly: 4h 30min
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.You've added Galloping Goose Regional Trail, The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, and other attractions to your itinerary. Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater and Christ Church Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Clover Point Park. There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at Government House and don't miss a visit to Government Street.
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Calgary to Victoria is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Calgary in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Nanaimo.
Things to do in Victoria
Salt Spring Island, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Galloping Goose Regional Trail
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Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.On the 23rd (Wed), stroll through Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and then admire the sheer force of Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Chemainus Festival Of Murals Society and then get interesting insight from Tours.
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Getting from Victoria to Nanaimo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nanaimo, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Nanaimo
Parksville, Chemainus Festival Of Murals Society
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