Jones, 28, said: "I'm not thinking about the Lions and am looking forward to a long break after this tour by spending quality time with my friends and family before getting ready for next season.
"It's been a tough year with personal ups and downs and I've had to take it on the chin The Lions selection is subjective and all the tears in the world won't change that now.
"I just want to enjoy my rugby now. I'm still playing for my country and you never know when that is going to come again. I'll bounce back."
Jones answered a Lions SOS call while on the same North America tour in 2005 and proved a smash hit despite the 3-0 Test series whitewash to New Zealand.
But this time around, the Wales skipper has fallen behind not only the suspended Irishman Alan Quinlan and England's Tom Croft but probably Ireland's Denis Leamy in the back-row pecking order.
Now Jones will have a point to prove by guiding an inexperienced Three Feathers' side to victory against the Canucks with full-back Daniel Evans and centre Jonathan Davies making their Wales debuts.
Jones said: "Canada is a great place to tour and it's a great opportunity for a number of players who haven't experienced Test rugby before.
"They're all really excited and chomping at the bit. We don't want the younger lads to be daunted and we'll be positive and try to make sure they feel comfortable at this level."
Dan Biggar, 19, has been given the nod at fly-half over Gloucester-bound Nicky Robinson to win his first Test start after making a replacement appearance against Kieran Crowley's men last Autumn.
And Jones reckons the Ospreys teenager has all the attributes to be the 'complete' player. He said: "Dan is a hugely talented kid with an old head on young shoulders.
"He's got a great kicking game, a hell of a pass on him and reads the game extremely well. Add to that his composure and you have the complete player.
"And at the age of 19, he's not afraid to shout and point fingers at experienced players if things are going wrong. That's what you want from a number ten.
"He's extremely level-headed and being selected hasn't changed him. He's really focussed and driven about what he wants to achieve.
"The fortunate part is he's got the ability to back it up so I'm sure he will excel at this level and be at the centre of everything good in our game on Saturday.
"He's really thrived and grown this week from having the extra responsibility and honour of representing his country. He'll be around for an awful long time."
Fit-again Duncan Jones bolsters the forward-pack with flanker Robin Sowden-Taylor handed a rare start in the absence of Lions veteran Martyn Williams.
Wales: D Evans; T James, J Davies, A Bishop, C Czekaj; D Biggar, G Cooper; Duncan Jones, R Hibbard, J Yapp, B Davies, Deiniol Jones, Dafydd Jones, R Jones (capt), R Sowden Taylor
Replacements: G Williams, C Mitchell, I Gough, S Warburton, D Peel, N Robinson, J Spratt
Canada: J Pritchard; C Hearn, DTH van der Merwe, R Smith, S Duke; A Monro, E Fairhurst; K Tkachuk, P Riordan (capt), A Tiedemann, M Burak, L Tait, J Sinclair, A Carpenter, A Kleeburger
Replacements: M Pletch, D Wooldridge, T Hotson, N Dala, M Evans, D Spicer, P Mack
Referee: Matt Goddard (Australia)