41 days in Alberta Itinerary

41 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Start: Chandigarh
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  26 h
1
Calgary
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Red Deer
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Edmonton
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Jasper National Park
— 8 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Banff National Park
— 9 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Subway + Train:  28 h
End: Chandigarh

6
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Calgary: Just Imajan Art Gallery (in Cochrane), Royal Tyrrell Museum (in Drumheller) and Fitzsimmons Brewing Company (in Airdrie). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, stroll around Prince's Island Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Calgary holiday planner.

Chandigarh, India to Calgary is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 12.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Just Imajan Art Gallery, West Bragg Creek Day Use Area, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Fitzsimmons Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Waterton Lakes National Park side-trips: Cardston (Cardston Sweet Shop, St. Mary Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along International Peace Park Hike, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wall Lake Hike, and explore the activities along Bertha Lake.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Waterton Lakes National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Calgary to Waterton Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Waterton Lakes National Park can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Red Deer.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cardston
Highlights from your plan
Carthew - Alderson Trail ©
Carthew - Alderson Trail
Courthouse Museum ©
Courthouse Museum
Card Pioneer Home ©
Card Pioneer Home

5
nights
Red Deer

Red Deer ©
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Explore Red Deer's surroundings by going to Double Tree Village Museum (in Spruce View), Kneehill Historical Museum (in Three Hills) and Blacksmith Shop Museum (in Lacombe). And it doesn't end there: try for a hole-in-one at Kraay Family Farm, stroll around Three Mile Bend Recreation Area, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, and see the interesting displays at World Famous Gopher Hole Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Red Deer online trip builder.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Red Deer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Red Deer are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lacombe, Double Tree Village Museum, Kneehill Historical Museum, World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Highlights from your plan
Great Chief Park ©
Great Chief Park
Kraay Family Farm ©
Kraay Family Farm
Combat Archery  Adventures ©
Combat Archery Adventures

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.
Go for a jaunt from Edmonton to Onoway to see Chicakoo Lake Recreation Area about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall, get all the information you need at Edmonton Federal Building Visitor Centre, meet the residents at Edmonton Valley Zoo, and get your game on at LaunchPad Trampoline Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edmonton online attractions planner.

You can drive from Red Deer to Edmonton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chicakoo Lake Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Elk Island National Park ©
Elk Island National Park
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton ©
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

8
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Marmot Basin Ski Area, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Edmonton to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Edmonton in April, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Lac Beauvert ©
Lac Beauvert

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Canmore (Our Lady of the Rockies Parish, Elevation Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, stroll through Johnston Canyon, hike along Saddleback Pass, and take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in April, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Canmore
Highlights from your plan
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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