7 days in Canadian Rockies Itinerary

7 days in Canadian Rockies Itinerary

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Jasper National Park
— 1 night
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Banff National Park
— 1 night
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Canmore
— 1 night
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park

— 1 night
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.
You've now added Miette Hot Springs to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): test the waters at Miette Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park day trip site.

Edmonton to Jasper National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Edmonton in June since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Nature · Parks · Spas

Banff National Park

— 1 night
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.
You've now added Cave and Basin National Historic Site to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park holiday tool.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Jasper National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canmore.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Canmore

— 1 night
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.
To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Canmore online itinerary builder.

Canmore is just a stone's throw from Banff National Park. In June in Canmore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Canmore

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Waterton Lakes Golf Course has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon, take in the pleasant sights at Waterton Village, explore the activities along Cameron Lake, and admire the sheer force of Cameron Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Waterton Lakes National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Canmore to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks · Golf · Neighborhoods

Canadian Rockies travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Few experiences captivate the imagination of true nature lovers like holidays in Canadian Rockies, where a string of national and provincial parks protect a landscape of towering peaks, sparkling lakes, virgin forests, and mighty waterfalls. Wildlife galore adds to the area's charm, drawing visitors from every corner of the world. You may be tempted to spend your Canadian Rockies vacation exploring the picturesque roads and railroad routes, but for a well-rounded tour, remember that you can also hike, bike, skate, ski, paddle, and sled your way though this pristine natural scenery. A string of friendly alpine towns scattered across the Rockies serve as ideal resting places after those long days in the great Canadian outdoors.

Kananaskis Country travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Nature & Wildlife Tours · River Rafting & Tubing
A picturesque vacation destination in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies, the mountain playground called Kananaskis Country provides plenty of space for practically every type of outdoor activity you'd ever want to try in Canada. Cross-country skiers, bikers, hikers, bird-watchers, and rock climbers dream of taking a vacation in Kananaskis Country, where a network of trails can get your deep into one of the world's least-spoiled natural areas. K-Country, as the locals lovingly call it, remains extremely accessible and inviting despite its obvious wildness. Most visitors take a trip to Kananaskis Country from nearby Calgary by the scenic and never crowded Highway 40.