25 days in Banff National Park & Waterton Lakes National Park Itinerary

25 days in Banff National Park & Waterton Lakes National Park Itinerary

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Banff National Park
— 21 nights
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Louise and Columbia Ice Field. Let the collections at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Banff Park Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Natural Bridge, Wapta Falls, &more), Canmore (River Rafting & Tubing, Ha Ling Peak, &more) and Athabasca Glacier (in Jasper National Park). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bow Glacier Falls, explore the activities along Moraine Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, and get outside with Via Ferrata.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Banff National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Canmore, Invermere, Jasper National Park, Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park
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Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers

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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.
You've now added Waterton Lake National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Bertha Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crypt Lake Trail.

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Getting from Banff National Park to Waterton Lakes National Park by combination of shuttle, flight, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in October: high temperatures in Waterton Lakes National Park hover around 14°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Waterton Lake National Park ©
Waterton Lake National Park
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail
Bertha Lake ©
Bertha Lake

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