53 days in Alberta Itinerary

53 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Fort Macleod
— 1 day
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
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Brooks
— 2 nights
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Drumheller
— 4 nights
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Edmonton
— 5 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 14 nights
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Banff National Park
— 11 nights
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Canmore
— 5 nights
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Calgary
— 5 nights

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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 9th (Sun): explore by horseback at Anchor D Outfitting, steep yourself in history at 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 see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Macleod trip planner.

Calgary to Fort Macleod is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Fort Macleod

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Anchor D Outfitting
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6
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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.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through International Peace Park Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Cameron Lake, trek along Crypt Lake Trail, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Waterton Lakes National Park sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Fort Macleod 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brooks.

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
Bear's Hump ©
Bear's Hump

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Brooks

Brooks ©
Brooks is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada, surrounded by the County of Newell. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Duke of Sutherland Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brooks trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Brooks by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Brooks sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Drumheller.

Things to do in Brooks

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Provincial Park ©
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Duke of Sutherland Park ©
Duke of Sutherland Park

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Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Change things up with a short trip to Trochu Arboretum & Gardens in Trochu (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, skim along the rocks with Red Deer River Adventure, get thoroughly spooked out with Drumheller Guided Ghost Walk Tour, and stop by Bleriot Ferry.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Drumheller online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Brooks to Drumheller takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Drumheller are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Drumheller

Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Trochu Arboretum & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Willow Creek Adventures ©
Willow Creek Adventures
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Hoodoos ©
Hoodoos

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Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Elk Island National Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, get outside with 11016 65 Ave Go Center Saville Court Edmonton Ab, Canada, walk around St. Albert Botanic Park, and ponder the world of politics at Alberta Legislature Building.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edmonton trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Drumheller to Edmonton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

St. Albert
Highlights from your plan
Elk Island National Park ©
Elk Island National Park
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall

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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: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, stroll through Skyline Trail, explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, and take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park route maker app.

You can drive from Edmonton to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough 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
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, hike along Johnston Canyon, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, and get a new perspective on things with Hydra River Guides.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Canmore.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Hydra River Guides ©
Hydra River Guides

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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.
Canmore is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Canmore Cave Tours, tee off at Kananaskis Country Golf Course, ski along the peaceful trails at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canmore trip itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Banff National Park to Canmore in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Canmore are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kananaskis Country
Highlights from your plan
Canmore Cave Tours ©
Canmore Cave Tours
Grassi Lakes ©
Grassi Lakes
River Rafting & Tubing

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Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
When in Calgary, make a side trip to see Bar U Ranch National Historic Site in Longview, approximately Longview away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Heritage Park Historical Village, stroll around Fish Creek Provincial Park, get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Reader Rock Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Calgary travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Canmore to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

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