10 days in Regina, Canmore & Banff National Park Itinerary

10 days in Regina, Canmore & Banff National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Regina, Canmore & Banff National Park Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Drive:  14​h
1
Regina
— 1 night
2
Canmore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Winnipeg

1
night
Regina

Regina ©
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.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Holy Rosary Cathedral, then stroll around Wascana Centre Park, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Regina road trip planning tool .

Winnipeg to Regina is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, Regina is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Canmore.

Things to do in Regina

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Royal Saskatchewan Museum ©
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Wascana Centre Park ©
Wascana Centre Park
Holy Rosary Cathedral ©
Holy Rosary Cathedral

3
nights
Canmore

Canmore ©
Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hit the slopes at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then appreciate the history behind Big Head Sculpture. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Policeman's Creek Boardwalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Canmore Cave Tours.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Canmore holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Regina to Canmore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Regina to Canmore is minus 1 hour. In August, Canmore is slightly colder than Regina - with highs of 25°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Canmore Cave Tours ©
Canmore Cave Tours
Grassi Lakes ©
Grassi Lakes
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park ©

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Takakkaw Falls (in Yoho National Park) and Columbia Ice Field (in Jasper). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Louise, look for gifts at Wilsons Mountain Sports, explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Banff National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Canmore to Banff National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Takakkaw Falls, Columbia Icefield Skywalk
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Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

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