8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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Edmonton
— Few hours
2
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
3
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
4
Calgary
— 3 nights
5
Edmonton
— Few hours

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Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Royal Alberta Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Life.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edmonton trip app.

Hamilton to Edmonton is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hamilton to Edmonton. When traveling from Hamilton in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Edmonton, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edmonton Valley Zoo ©
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Royal Alberta Museum ©
Royal Alberta Museum
Marine Life ©
Marine Life

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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 11th (Tue), explore the activities along Maligne Lake, identify plant and animal life at Columbia Ice Field, and then take some stellar pictures from Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, stop by Candy Bears' Lair, then explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jasper Art Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Edmonton in August since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

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Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway, then get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, then explore the activities along Peyto Lake, and then look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you will find days in Banff National Park are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

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Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then stroll around Prince's Island Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Calgary trip builder website.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Banff National Park in August since evenings lows in Calgary dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

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Edmonton

Edmonton ©
On the 17th (Mon), make a trip to Sir Winston Churchill Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton day trip planning website.

Drive from Calgary to Edmonton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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Sir Winston Churchill Square ©
Sir Winston Churchill Square

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