11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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Fly
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Regina
— 1 day
Fly
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Calgary
— 1 night
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edmonton
— 1 night
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Regina

— 1 day

Queen City

Named after Queen Victoria, cultured Regina serves as a provincial capital and boasts many manicured parks, which make it a pleasant place to visit throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by Dessart Sweets, then walk around Wascana Centre Park, then stroll around Kiwanis Waterfall Park, and finally cool off at Boomers Air Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Regina holiday planner.

Winnipeg to Regina is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Regina. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Regina

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Shopping

Vancouver

— 2 nights

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 9th (Mon), stroll around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Granville Island and then walk around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip builder.

You can fly from Regina to Vancouver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Regina to Vancouver. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Regina in August since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Calgary

— 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 11th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Calgary trip planning website.

Fly from Vancouver to Calgary in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Calgary due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Calgary, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Banff National Park

— 3 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.
Step out of Banff National Park to go to Yoho National Park and see Takakkaw Falls, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, stroll through Little Beehive Trail, trek along Bow Glacier Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Banff National Park, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Jasper National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Maligne Canyon and Sunwapta Falls. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Jasper Riding Stables, tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Hills, trek along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and take a memorable drive along Highway 93A.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Edmonton

— 1 night

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, and then get in on the family fun at Galaxyland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edmonton itinerary planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Edmonton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Edmonton when traveling from Jasper National Park in August, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.