15 days in Alberta Itinerary

15 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  7 h
1
Drumheller
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Fort Macleod
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Calgary
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Canmore
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Edmonton
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Toronto

1
night
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Rosebud & District Centennial Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at 3rd Avenue Arts, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Horsethief Canyon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Drumheller driving holiday tool.

Toronto to Drumheller is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Toronto in June since evenings lows in Drumheller dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Drumheller

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rosebud & District Centennial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Canyon ©
Horseshoe Canyon
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site ©
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon

2
nights
Waterton Lakes National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Cameron Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Waterton Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon, explore the activities along Cameron Lake, and then trek along Crypt Lake Trail.

Plan trip to Waterton Lakes National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Drumheller to Waterton Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Drumheller in June: highs in Waterton Lakes National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Macleod.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Falls ©
Cameron Falls
Red Rock Canyon ©
Red Rock Canyon
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail

1
night
Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod ©
Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. On the 18th (Thu), explore by horseback at Anchor D Outfitting, then steep yourself in history at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, and then see the interesting displays at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Macleod road trip tool.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Fort Macleod in 1.5 hours. In June in Fort Macleod, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Anchor D Outfitting
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, explore the landscape on two wheels at Calgary Pathway System, and then explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gasoline Alley Museum, then see the interesting displays at Bomber Command Museum of Canada, and then examine the collection at Museum of Miniatures.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Calgary route planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Macleod to Calgary takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Calgary are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canmore.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nanton
Highlights from your plan
Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System
Bomber Command Museum of Canada ©
Bomber Command Museum of Canada
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and The Historic Luxton Home Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sulphur Mountain and Banff Park Museum. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Via Ferrata, take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Vermilion Lakes, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Drive from Calgary to Canmore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Canmore when traveling from Calgary in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Canmore

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banff National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain
Tunnel Mountain Trail ©
Tunnel Mountain Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, and then head off the coast to Spirit Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Mount Edith Cavell, stroll through Mount Edith Cavell Trail, and then hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip site.

You can drive from Canmore to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

3
nights
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reynolds-Alberta Museum and Alberta Aviation Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Muttart Conservatory and TELUS World of Science - Edmonton. There's more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Alberta Legislature Building and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elk Island National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton vacation planning app.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Edmonton. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Highlights from your plan
Reynolds-Alberta Museum ©
Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Alberta Aviation Museum ©
Alberta Aviation Museum
Elk Island National Park ©
Elk Island National Park

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