15 days in Alberta Itinerary

15 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Drumheller
— 1 night
2
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
3
Calgary
— 2 nights
4
Canmore
— 3 nights
5
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
6
Edmonton
— 3 nights

1
night
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon, steep yourself in history at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, thenstop by The Sage Shoppe, and finally take in breathtaking views at Horsethief Canyon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Drumheller trip itinerary maker website.

Flin Flon to Drumheller is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flin Flon to Drumheller. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Drumheller

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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 14th (Tue): trek along Bertha Falls, admire the sheer force of Cameron Falls, and then head outdoors with Bear's Hump. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Cardston Sweet Shop, see the interesting displays at Remington Carriage Museum, and then stroll through Crypt Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Waterton Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Drumheller to Waterton Lakes National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cardston
Highlights from your plan
Bertha Falls ©
Bertha Falls
Remington Carriage Museum ©
Remington Carriage Museum
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail

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 16th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at CrossIron Mills, thenexplore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum, and then take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, examine the collection at Gasoline Alley Museum, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Minhas Brewery, and finally grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Calgary trip planning site.

Drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Calgary in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Canmore.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Visiting Sulphur Mountain and Ha Ling Peak will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Vermilion Lakes and Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and appreciate the history behind Big Head Sculpture.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Canmore road trip planning website.

You can drive from Calgary to Canmore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Canmore. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Canmore

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banff National Park
Highlights from your plan
Banff Springs Golf Course ©
Banff Springs Golf Course
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park ©
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Jasper Planetarium and Northern Rockies Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunwapta Falls and Skyline Trail. Step out of Jasper National Park to go to Hinton and see The Beaver Boardwalk, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Medicine Lake, trek along Bald Hills, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Edith Cavell.

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Traveling by car from Canmore to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jasper National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hinton
Highlights from your plan
The Jasper Planetarium ©
The Jasper Planetarium
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Old Strathcona, thensee the sky in a new way at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, and then ponder the world of politics at Alberta Legislature Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at St. Albert Farmers' Market and then examine the collection at Reynolds-Alberta Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton online tour itinerary planner.

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 July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Edmonton, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

St. Albert Farmers' Market, Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Highlights from your plan
Alberta Legislature Building ©
Alberta Legislature Building
Reynolds-Alberta Museum ©
Reynolds-Alberta Museum
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ©
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

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