31 days in Alberta Itinerary

31 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  7 h
1
Drumheller
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Fort Macleod
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Blairmore
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Calgary
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Canmore
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Edmonton
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Toronto

3
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hanna Pioneer Museum & Village and Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site. Explore hidden gems such as Horseshoe Canyon and World Famous Gopher Hole Museum. Go for a jaunt from Drumheller to Rosebud to see Rosebud & District Centennial Museum about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, look for gifts at The Sage Shoppe, explore the stunning scenery at Horsethief Canyon, and get great views at Orkney Viewpoint.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Drumheller route planning website.

Toronto to Drumheller is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Drumheller due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, plan for little chillier nights in Drumheller, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Macleod.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rosebud & District Centennial Museum, Hanna Pioneer Museum & Village, World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
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Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site ©
Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon

1
night
Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod ©
Fort Macleod, originally named Macleod, is a town in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): ride a horse along Anchor D Outfitting, contemplate the long history of 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 maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Macleod trip builder tool.

Getting from Drumheller to Fort Macleod by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Fort Macleod, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Historic Sites Trails Museums

Side Trip

Anchor D Outfitting
Highlights from your plan

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.
You'll explore and learn at Remington Carriage Museum and Waterton Heritage Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Rock Canyon and International Peace Park Hike. Step out of Waterton Lakes National Park to go to Cardston and see Cardston Sweet Shop, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Cameron Falls, play a few rounds at Waterton Lakes Golf Course, get outside with Bear's Hump, and contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Waterton Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Waterton Lakes National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Fort Macleod to Waterton Lakes National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Macleod in April, expect nights in Waterton Lakes National Park to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Blairmore.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cardston
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Blakiston falls ©
Blakiston falls
Red Rock Canyon ©
Red Rock Canyon
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail

1
night
Blairmore

Blairmore ©
Blairmore is an urban community in the Rocky Mountains within the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in southwest Alberta, Canada. On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Coke Ovens, then view the masterpieces at Launstein Imagery Wildlife Art Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, and finally play a few rounds at Crowsnest Pass Golf Club.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Blairmore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waterton Lakes National Park to Blairmore takes 1.5 hours. April in Blairmore sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Blairmore

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coke Ovens, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Highlights from your plan
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre ©
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Crowsnest Pass Golf Club ©
Crowsnest Pass Golf Club
Launstein Imagery Wildlife Art Gallery ©
Launstein Imagery Wildlife Art Gallery

5
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Visiting Calgary Pathway System and Kerry Wood Nature Centre will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Calgary Zoo and Fort Calgary. Get out of town with these interesting Calgary side-trips: Chinook Honey Company (in Okotoks) and Veterans Park (in Red Deer). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, indulge your taste buds at Calgary Farmers' Market, wander the streets of Stephen Avenue Walk, and see the interesting displays at Gasoline Alley Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calgary online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Blairmore to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Calgary are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canmore.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Red Deer, Chinook Honey Company, CrossIron Mills
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Kerry Wood Nature Centre ©
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Banff Park Museum and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Do your shopping at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Samson Native Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canmore: The Lake Louise Ski Resort (in Lake Louise) and Sunshine Village (in Banff National Park). There's much more to do: Head underground at Canmore Cave Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sulphur Mountain, play a few rounds at Banff Springs Golf Course, and learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canmore online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Canmore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in April, expect nights in Canmore to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Banff National Park
Highlights from your plan
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Canmore Cave Tours ©
Canmore Cave Tours
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marmot Basin Ski Area and Sunwapta Falls. Do your shopping at Our Native Land and Jasper Art Gallery. Step out of Jasper National Park with an excursion to The Beaver Boardwalk in Hinton--about 2h 15 min away. The adventure continues: look and learn at The Jasper Planetarium, play a few rounds at Jasper Park Golf Course, explore and take pictures at Highway 93A, and contemplate the waterfront views at Moab Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park day trip app.

You can drive from Canmore to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Jasper National Park, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Beaver Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier

5
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.
Bring the kids along to TELUS World of Science - Edmonton and West Edmonton Mall. Step off the beaten path and head to Muttart Conservatory and Reynolds-Alberta Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator in Leduc (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Alberta Aviation Museum, take a stroll through Old Strathcona, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wee Book Inn, and explore the striking landscape of Elk Island National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Edmonton tour itinerary website.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Greenland Garden Centre, Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator
Highlights from your plan
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ©
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
Reynolds-Alberta Museum ©
Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Elk Island National Park ©
Elk Island National Park

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