9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kamloops
— 2 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Louise and Bow Valley Parkway. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Peyto Lake, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, and explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Toronto to Banff National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect nights in Banff National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yoho National Park

— 2 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Get outdoors at Wapta Falls and Iceline Trail. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, hike along Paget Peak, admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, and steep yourself in history at Burgess Shale.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yoho National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Kelowna

— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Kelowna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kamloops.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kamloops

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll around Riverside Park - Centre of the City, examine the collection at Kamloops Museum and Archives, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kamloops online trip builder.

You can drive from Kelowna to Kamloops in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kamloops

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.