8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Drive:  9 h 30 min
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Wells Gray Provincal Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Valemount
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Banff National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Yoho National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Salmon Arm
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Vancouver

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Wells Gray Provincal Park

Wells Gray Provincal Park
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wells Gray Provincal Park trip planner.

Vancouver to Wells Gray Provincal Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Wells Gray Provincal Park. You'll set off for Valemount on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Wells Gray Provincal Park

Outdoors
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Valemount

Valemount
Valemount is a village municipality of 1,018 people in east central British Columbia, Canada located from Kamloops, British Columbia. To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Valemount road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wells Gray Provincal Park to Valemount. In August, daytime highs in Valemount are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Valemount

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunwapta Falls, Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure and Columbia Ice Field. On the 3rd (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Ice Field, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, see the top attractions with Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park online visit planner.

You can drive from Valemount to Jasper National Park in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Valemount to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. In August in Jasper National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the activities along Peyto Lake, explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Minnewanka.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Jasper National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Lake Minnewanka ©
Lake Minnewanka

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Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ©
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.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yoho National Park route planner.

Yoho National Park is just a short distance from Banff National Park. In August, daytime highs in Yoho National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salmon Arm.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks Nature
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Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm ©
Salmon Arm is a city in the Shuswap Country of the Southern Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia that has a population of 17,464 (2011). Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, experience rural life at Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery, thenget a taste of life in the country at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, and finally relax in the rural setting at D Dutchmen Dairy. On your second day here, do a tasting at Larch Hills Winery, thenstop by DeMille's Farm Market, and then explore the activities along Shuswap Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salmon Arm attractions planner.

Drive from Yoho National Park to Salmon Arm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yoho National Park to Salmon Arm. Traveling from Yoho National Park in August, expect Salmon Arm to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salmon Arm

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Vernon, D Dutchmen Dairy
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Shuswap Lake ©
Shuswap Lake
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery ©
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery
Larch Hills Winery ©
Larch Hills Winery

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