11 days in Alberta Itinerary

11 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Edmonton
— 1 night
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Grande Prairie
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 1 night
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Canmore
— 1 night
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Cardston
— 1 night
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Drumheller
— 1 night
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Calgary
— 2 nights

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Edmonton

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Muttart Conservatory, get lost in a book at Historic McKay Avenue School Archives and Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Alberta Legislature Building, then get a new perspective on nature at Paleontology Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edmonton trip planner.

Leeds, UK to Edmonton is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Edmonton when traveling from Leeds in April, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grande Prairie.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ©
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
Muttart Conservatory ©
Muttart Conservatory
Paleontology Museum ©
Paleontology Museum

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Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie ©
Grande Prairie is a city in northwest Alberta, Canada within the southern portion of an area known as Peace River Country. On the 16th (Tue), look for gifts at Keddie's Tack and Western Wear, take in the exciting artwork at Grant Berg Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, then see the interesting displays at South Peace Centennial Museum, and finally stroll around Muskoseepi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the galleries of Centre for Creative Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Prairie View Trail, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Grande Prairie Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grande Prairie travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Edmonton to Grande Prairie with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Grande Prairie

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
South Peace Centennial Museum ©
South Peace Centennial Museum
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum ©
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
Grande Prairie Museum ©
Grande Prairie Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, admire the sheer force of Tangle Creek Falls, and then hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Grande Prairie to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canmore.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier
Tangle Creek Falls ©
Tangle Creek Falls

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Canmore

Canmore ©
Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Head underground at Canmore Cave Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Elevation Gallery.

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You can drive from Jasper National Park to Canmore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in April: highs in Canmore hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cardston.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Canmore Cave Tours ©
Canmore Cave Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies ©
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

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Cardston

Cardston ©
Cardston is a town in southwest Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Remington Carriage Museum, then play a few rounds at Lee Creek Valley Golf Course, then examine the collection at Courthouse Museum, and finally examine the collection at Card Pioneer Home.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cardston online vacation maker.

Getting from Canmore to Cardston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Canmore in April, expect nights in Cardston to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Drumheller.

Things to do in Cardston

Museums · Outdoors · Golf
Highlights from your plan
Courthouse Museum ©
Courthouse Museum
Remington Carriage Museum ©
Remington Carriage Museum
Card Pioneer Home ©
Card Pioneer Home

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Drumheller

Drumheller ©

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at East Coulee School Museum and then see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Drumheller holiday planner.

You can drive from Cardston to Drumheller in 3.5 hours. April in Drumheller sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums
Highlights from your plan
East Coulee School Museum ©
East Coulee School Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum

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Calgary

Calgary ©

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Bluerock Gallery, then stop by Evanescence Gallery, then examine the collection at Pioneer Acres of Alberta Museum and The Grain Academy, and finally head off the coast to Prince's Island Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): learn about all things military at The Military Museums, see the interesting displays at Gasoline Alley Museum, then explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Calgary Pathway System.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Calgary vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Drumheller to Calgary takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Calgary are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums
Gasoline Alley Museum ©
Gasoline Alley Museum

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