13 days in Calgary, Jasper National Park & Banff National Park Itinerary

13 days in Calgary, Jasper National Park & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Calgary
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights

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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.
Royal Tyrrell Museum and Heritage Park Historical Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Glenbow Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wild Rose Brewery, stroll around Prince's Island Park, and steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary day trip website.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Toronto to Calgary, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Calgary reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

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Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, trek along Cavell Meadows Trail, tee off at Jasper Park Golf Course, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wabasso Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Calgary to Jasper National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Moraine Lake and Bow Valley Parkway. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burgess Shale and Samson Native Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Chiniki Cultural Centre (in Morley) and Yoho National Park (Natural Bridge & Paget Peak). The adventure continues: trek along Johnston Canyon, take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentinel Pass, and head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park journey planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

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