12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Vancouver
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Kamloops
— 1 night
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Edmonton
— 2 nights
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Calgary
— 1 night
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Kelowna
— 1 night
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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.
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver road trip site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Vancouver. In June in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Kamloops.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Kamloops

— 1 night

Tournament Capital of Canada

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll around Peterson Creek Park and then walk around McArthur Island Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kamloops itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Vancouver to Kamloops by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, then get great views at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Columbia Ice Field, and finally admire the sheer force of Tangle Creek Falls. On your second day here, explore the activities along Annette Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, then admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and finally look for gifts at Candy Bears' Lair.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Kamloops to Jasper National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kamloops to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. June in Jasper National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Edmonton

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Tue), cool off at World Waterpark, then get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Life. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Alberta Legislature Building, get your bearings at Historic McKay Avenue School Archives and Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, and finally shop like a local with Whyte Avenue.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Edmonton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in June, Edmonton is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Calgary.

Things to do in Edmonton

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Calgary

— 1 night

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 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Prince's Island Park and then get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Calgary trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at The Historic Luxton Home Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, explore the activities along Lake Louise, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Calgary in June, with highs in Banff National Park at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Kelowna.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Kelowna

— 1 night

Orchard City

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): experience rural life at Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery and then let little ones run wild at Davison Orchards Country Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Waterfront Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan, then walk around Guisachan Heritage Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park.

Plan trip to Kelowna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Kelowna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Kelowna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.