12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Ottawa
Fly
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Calgary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Edmonton
— 2 nights
Fly

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Ottawa

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa holiday website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ottawa. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Calgary on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Ottawa

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail and Bow Habitat Station & Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. Kids will appreciate attractions like Classic Canadian Tours and Elbow River. Change things up with these side-trips from Calgary: Longview (Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, Cowboy Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour and take in nature's colorful creations at Calgary Horticultural Society.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Calgary trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Calgary takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ottawa to Calgary. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Calgary when traveling from Ottawa in June, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Banff National Park

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Mount Norquay and Ink Pots Hiking Trail will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Banff Springs Golf Course and Cascade Gardens. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Surprise Corner, learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, admire the striking features of Parks Administration Building, and stroll around Central Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Calgary in June: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Golf
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Yoho National Park

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yoho National Park journey builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Yoho National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Jasper National Park

— 1 night
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 30th (Wed): head outdoors with On-Line Sport & Tackle, hike along Bald Hills, then hike along Cavell Meadows Trail, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yoho National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

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.
On the 1st (Thu), stroll around St. Albert Botanic Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Strathcona, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Alberta Aviation Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Edmonton travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Edmonton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Edmonton when traveling from Jasper National Park in July, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Canada travel guide

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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.