7 days in Canada Itinerary

7 days in Canada Itinerary

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7 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Calgary
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Edmonton
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): browse the collection at Stanley Milner Library, contemplate the long history of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, and then get a sense of history and politics at Edmonton Federal Building Visitor Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edmonton trip maker site .

London to Edmonton is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from London to Edmonton due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Edmonton are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites
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Edmonton Federal Building Visitor Centre ©
Stanley Milner Library ©
Stanley Milner Library

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 28th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Bow Habitat Station, cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Gasoline Alley Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Knox United Church.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Calgary journey site .

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Calgary takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Calgary are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): trek along Big Beehive, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yoho National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunshine Village, and finally hike along Tunnel Mountain Trail. On your second day here, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bankhead Ghost Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson, see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, then trek along Ink Pots Hiking Trail, then get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park day trip app .

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Calgary in April: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along Opal Hills, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, trek along Jasper Discovery Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, then cruise along Highway 93A, and finally trek along Angel Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Beauty Creek Trail, hike along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, view the masterpieces at Our Native Land, then view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries, and finally trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park travel planner.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Old Fort Point Loop Trail ©
Old Fort Point Loop Trail

1
night
Edmonton

Edmonton
To see where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Edmonton sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in May, Edmonton is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

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