17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
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Radium Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Kelowna
— 2 nights
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Osoyoos
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
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Calgary

— 2 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Prince's Island Park as well as Calgary Tower. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower and then step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Calgary trip itinerary planning app.

Winnipeg to Calgary is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Winnipeg to Calgary due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in July, plan for little chillier nights in Calgary, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Banff National Park

— 5 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 Bow Falls. Attractions like Johnston Canyon and Bow Valley Parkway make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Takakkaw Falls (in Yoho National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Golden). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Agnes, hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, and cruise along Icefields Parkway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Calgary in July since evenings lows in Banff National Park dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Radium Hot Springs.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Radium Hot Springs

— 2 nights
Radium Hot Springs, informally and commonly called Radium, is a village of approximately 800 people situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Home of 1000 Faces as well as Radium Hot Springs Pools. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kootenay National Park, boost your wellbeing at Radium Hot Springs Pools, and then view the masterpieces at The Home of 1000 Faces.

Make your Radium Hot Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Radium Hot Springs in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Radium Hot Springs

Spas · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Kelowna

— 2 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Boyce-Gyro Beach Park and Myra Canyon Park. There's more to do: look for gifts at Meadow Vista Honey Wines and do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kelowna online travel planner.

You can drive from Radium Hot Springs to Kelowna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Osoyoos.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Osoyoos

— 3 nights
Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Rattlesnake Canyon, learn about winemaking at Silver Sage Winery, then do a tasting at Bartier Bros. Vineyard & Winery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Osoyoos Desert Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osoyoos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Osoyoos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Osoyoos are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Jasper National Park

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Columbia Ice Field as well as Ice Walk. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Ice Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Ice Field, and then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park road trip planning app.

Drive from Osoyoos to Jasper National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Osoyoos in July, with highs in Jasper National Park at 29°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.