9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Calgary
— 2 nights
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edmonton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Regina
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Calgary online route planner.

Winnipeg to Calgary is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Calgary. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Banff National Park

— 1 night
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 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in August, Banff National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, then hike along Bald Hills, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavell Meadows Trail. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Jasper Riding Stables, take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and finally cruise along Highway 93A.

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Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, then make a splash at World Waterpark, and then get in on the family fun at Galaxyland. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, then get curious at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, and then shop like a local with Whyte Avenue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edmonton trip planner.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, Edmonton is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Regina.

Things to do in Edmonton

Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Regina

— 1 night

Queen City

Named after Queen Victoria, cultured Regina serves as a provincial capital and boasts many manicured parks, which make it a pleasant place to visit throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Dessart Sweets.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Regina trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edmonton to Regina in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Edmonton to Regina, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Regina can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Regina

Shopping
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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.