6 days in Canada Itinerary

6 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Calgary
Fly
2
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly
3
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Montreal

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Calgary

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Before you visit Calgary, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Montreal to Calgary is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Montreal to Calgary due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect Calgary to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Vancouver.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping
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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 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planning tool.

You can fly from Calgary to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in August since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks
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Banff National Park

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Minnewanka and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. You'll set off for Jasper National Park on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature
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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 26th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Jasper Art Gallery and then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, and then trek along Skyline Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Canada travel guide

4.6
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.