22 days in Canadian Rockies Itinerary

22 days in Canadian Rockies Itinerary

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1
Canmore
— 3 nights
2
Banff National Park
— 7 nights
3
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
4
Frank
— 1 night
5
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Canmore Cave Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Do some cultural sightseeing at Policeman's Creek Boardwalk and Canmore Museum. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ha Ling Peak, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, ski along the peaceful trails at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Canmore online vacation planner.

Ottawa to Canmore is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ottawa to Canmore due to the time zone difference. In August, Canmore is little chillier than Ottawa - with highs of 25°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Canmore Cave Tours ©
Canmore Cave Tours
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park ©
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

7
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.
Let the collections at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunshine Village and Hydra River Guides. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bow Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain, take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout, and trek along Hoodoos Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park sightseeing planner.

You can take a shuttle from Canmore to Banff National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Gardens ©
Cascade Gardens
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

5
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.
Get outdoors at Old Fort Point Loop Trail and Whistlers Peak. Museum-lovers will appreciate Our Native Land and Mountain Galleries. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Hills, whizz through the canopy at Jasper Hinton Zip Line, trek along Pocahontas Coal Mine Trail, and get outside with Old Fort Point.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park holiday maker app.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Frank.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Jasper Hinton Zip Line ©
Jasper Hinton Zip Line
Old Fort Point Loop Trail ©
Old Fort Point Loop Trail
Cavell Meadows Trail ©
Cavell Meadows Trail

1
night
Frank

Frank ©
Frank is an urban community in the Rocky Mountains within the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in southwest Alberta, Canada. On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery and then take in the awesome beauty at Frank Slide Interpretive Centre.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Frank vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Frank takes 7 hours. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Frank

Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre ©
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery ©
Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Red Rock Canyon and Crypt Lake Trail. Get in touch with nature at Cameron Lake and Cameron Falls. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Upper Waterton Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Blakiston Falls, don't miss a visit to Waterton Village, and get outside with Bear's Hump.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Waterton Lakes National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Frank to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail
Waterton Lake National Park ©
Waterton Lake National Park
Red Rock Canyon ©
Red Rock Canyon