9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

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Fly
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Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Calgary
— 1 night
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Edmonton

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 25th (Fri), stroll around Mill Creek Ravine Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edmonton road trip tool.

Toronto to Edmonton is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get slightly colder in Edmonton: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jasper Riding Stables and Opal Hills. Take a break from the city and head to Maligne Canyon and Jasper Rafting Adventures. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bald Hills, trek along Pocahontas Coal Mine Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and explore the striking landscape at Goat Lick.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Edmonton to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

3
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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 30th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Lake Minnewanka, get reinvigorated at Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge, then examine the collection at Banff Park Museum, and finally stroll through Ink Pots Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, do some rugged touring at Tunnel Mountain Drive, then admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sulphur Mountain.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area.

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You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Calgary in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in October: highs in Calgary hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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.