12 days in Alberta Itinerary

12 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta travel planner

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Calgary
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Blairmore
— 3 nights
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Waterton Lakes National Park
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
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Drumheller
— 1 day
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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Calgary trip planner.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Calgary hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. You will leave for Blairmore on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Blairmore

— 3 nights
Blairmore is an urban community in the Rocky Mountains within the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in southwest Alberta, Canada. Change things up with a short trip to Terex 33-19 Titan in Sparwood (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lundbreck Falls, don't miss a visit to Worlds Biggest Piggy Bank, explore the activities along Chinook Lake Campground, and explore the striking landscape at Crowsnest Pass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Blairmore online road trip planner.

You can drive from Calgary to Blairmore in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Blairmore when traveling from Calgary in June, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Blairmore

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Waterton Lakes National Park

Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterton Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blairmore to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 1.5 hours. June in Waterton Lakes National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Banff National Park on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Banff National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway, and view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Banff National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in June: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Jasper National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Columbia Ice Field, trek along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and get great views at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Drumheller.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Drumheller

— 1 day

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 22nd (Tue): look for gifts at World's Largest Dinosaur and then examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Drumheller online trip planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Drumheller in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Jasper National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Drumheller, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums · Shopping

Alberta travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Home to two of the world's oldest national parks, Alberta draws millions of visitors with its scenic landscapes ideal for skiing, hiking, and camping. Few leave this western Canadian province without a visit to Lake Louise, arguably the biggest attraction in Alberta. The pristine area around this glacial body of water offers some of the world's finest trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, while a nearby ski resort provides runs for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing. If you get sated of all those picture-perfect natural landscapes, add Calgary or Edmonton to your Alberta trip itinerary. Both offer good tourist infrastructure and host renowned festivals, celebrating everything from the country's ranching culture to folk music.

Crowsnest Pass travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Geologic Formations · Landmarks
Part of the colossal mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, Crowsnest Pass is a combination of five towns united by rocky forests and raging rivers. Crowsnest Pass tourism thrives during the colder months, when visitors come to for skiing, snowboarding, and winter hikes through the dense forests. Travelers intrigued by the local culture will also find satisfaction during their vacation in Crowsnest Pass, as art galleries, museums, and coal mine tours remain some of the more popular things to do there.