15 days in Canada Itinerary

15 days in Canada Itinerary

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Indian Head
— 1 night
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Lethbridge
— 1 night
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Calgary
— 1 day
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Kamloops
— 1 night
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Drive to Tsawwassen, Ferry to Swartz Bay, Drive to Victoria
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Victoria
— 2 nights
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Drive to Swartz Bay, Ferry to Tsawwassen, Drive to Vancouver
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 1 night
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Edmonton
— 2 nights
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Indian Head

— 1 night
Indian Head is a town in southeast Saskatchewan, Canada, 69km east of Regina. For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Indian Head online itinerary maker.

Winnipeg to Indian Head is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Lethbridge.

Things to do in Indian Head

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Lethbridge

— 1 night
Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the largest city in southern Alberta. To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lethbridge journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Indian Head to Lethbridge. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Calgary on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Lethbridge

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Calgary

— 1 day

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
You've now added Lazy Day Raft Rentals to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then head outdoors with Lazy Day Raft Rentals.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Lethbridge to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lethbridge in August: highs in Calgary hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Banff National Park

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Banff Avenue. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Banff Avenue, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon, and finally contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip planning site.

Drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in August, Banff National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kamloops.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

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 10th (Tue): stroll around McArthur Island Park and then stroll around Riverside Park - Centre of the City.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kamloops trip builder site.

Getting from Banff National Park to Kamloops by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks

Victoria

— 2 nights

Garden City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf as well as Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Watching Tours. On the 11th (Wed), go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, then stroll around Beacon Hill Park, and then add some fun to your beach time Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Watching Tours. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Victoria trip planner.

You can fly from Kamloops to Victoria in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Victoria are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Jasper National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at The Jasper Planetarium, then explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, Jasper National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Edmonton is known for shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, admire the natural beauty at Muttart Conservatory, look and learn at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Edmonton trip planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Edmonton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Edmonton, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

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.