9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

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9 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
2
Banff National Park
— 1 day
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Yellowknife
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
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 12th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Conservatory, then get engrossed in the history at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Burnaby Village Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Deep Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park and then see the interesting displays at Britannia Mine Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver sightseeing planner .

Kansas City, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Vancouver is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kansas City in May: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 65°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Britannia Mine Museum, Burnaby Village Museum, Deep Cove
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Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum
Deep Cove ©
Deep Cove

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Willock & Sax Gallery, trek along Tunnel Mountain Trail, then contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and finally look for gifts at Wilsons Mountain Sports.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: highs in Banff National Park hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Willock & Sax Gallery ©
Willock & Sax Gallery
Wilsons Mountain Sports ©
Wilsons Mountain Sports

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night
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Jasper Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Our Native Land, look for gifts at Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop, then look for gifts at Friends of Jasper National Park, and finally hike along Maligne Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries and then hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowknife.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Friends of Jasper National Park ©
Friends of Jasper National Park

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Yellowknife

Yellowknife ©
Every year scores of tourists take a trip to Yellowknife for a chance to observe the Northern Lights over a remote yet scenic landscape deep in Canada's Norwest Territories.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Prelude Lake Territorial Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Down to Earth Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of the Midnight Sun, and finally view the masterpieces at Aurora Emporium Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at The Yellowknife Book Cellar, buy something for everyone on your list at Centre Square Mall, then get a new perspective on nature at NWT Diamond Centre, then trek along Niven Lake Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Cameron River Ramparts.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowknife trip builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Jasper National Park to Yellowknife in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yellowknife, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowknife

Parks Shopping Museums
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Prelude Lake Territorial Park ©
Prelude Lake Territorial Park
Down to Earth Gallery ©
Down to Earth Gallery
The Yellowknife Book Cellar ©
The Yellowknife Book Cellar

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