12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
1
Calgary
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Cochrane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Longview
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Calgary

4
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Blues Can, Maple Ridge Golf Course, Reader Rock Garden, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Calgary side-trips: Banff National Park ( Sunshine Village & Johnston Canyon), Banff (SkiBig3 Adventure Hub & Bow Falls) and Royal Tyrrell Museum (in Drumheller). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Calgary online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Calgary International Airport. In March in Calgary, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cochrane.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Royal Tyrrell Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon

2
nights
Cochrane

Cochrane ©
Cochrane is a town in the Canadian province of Alberta. You've now added Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, surround yourself with nature on Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at Just Imajan Art Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area, fly down the slopes at Nakiska Ski Resort, and then admire the verdant scenery at Kananaskis Valley.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cochrane route builder.

You can drive from Calgary to Cochrane in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Cochrane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kananaskis Country, Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Big Hill Springs Provincial Park ©
Big Hill Springs Provincial Park
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary ©
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park ©
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

3
nights
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 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake and then hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, explore the activities along Peyto Lake, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cochrane to Banff National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Longview.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
Highlights from your plan
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

2
nights
Longview

Longview ©
Longview is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. Cowboy Trail has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Little Chicago - Royalties Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Highwood Pass, view the masterpieces at Bluerock Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at Eau Claire Distillery, and finally ride a horse along Cowboy Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Longview online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Longview takes 3 hours. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Longview

Outdoors Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bluerock Gallery, Eau Claire Distillery, Highwood Pass
Highlights from your plan
Cowboy Trail ©
Cowboy Trail
Highwood Pass ©
Highwood Pass
Bluerock Gallery ©
Bluerock Gallery

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