7 days in Alberta Itinerary

7 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Calgary
— 1 day
2
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
3
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights

1
day
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 24th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary online day trip planner.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Calgary is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Calgary at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo

2
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.
On the 25th (Tue), stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, then explore the activities along Peyto Lake, and finally explore the activities along Moraine Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, let the river carry you with Hydra River Guides, and then explore the activities along Lake Minnewanka.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Calgary in August since evenings lows in Banff National Park dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

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

4
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: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavell Meadows Trail, and shake up your sightseeing with Rockaboo Mountain Adventures.

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Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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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