8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Edmonton
— 1 day
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Vancouver
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Vancouver
— 1 night
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Edmonton

— 1 day

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 8th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, then find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Royal Alberta Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edmonton visit planner.

Winnipeg to Edmonton is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Winnipeg to Edmonton. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Edmonton, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Family-friendly places like Athabasca Falls and Jasper Riding Stables will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, stroll through Cavell Meadows Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Goat Lick.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Edmonton in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Takakkaw Falls & Paget Peak). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, hike along Little Beehive Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fairview.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in August: highs in Banff National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Wreck Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Granville Island.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip maker app.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Shopping

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.