8 days in Alberta Itinerary

8 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Drumheller
— 1 night
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Banff National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Via Ferrata and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Louise, stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, identify plant and animal life at Bow Valley Parkway, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park vacation maker app.

Toronto to Banff National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect nights in Banff National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jasper National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Attractions like Columbia Ice Field and The Jasper Planetarium make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, hike along Wilcox Pass, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and explore the activities along Horseshoe Lake.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Drumheller.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Drumheller

— 1 night

Dinosaur Capital of the World

Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum.

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Drive from Jasper National Park to Drumheller in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Drumheller when traveling from Jasper National Park in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums
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Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Home to two of the world's oldest national parks, Alberta draws millions of visitors with its scenic landscapes ideal for skiing, hiking, and camping. Few leave this western Canadian province without a visit to Lake Louise, arguably the biggest attraction in Alberta. The pristine area around this glacial body of water offers some of the world's finest trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, while a nearby ski resort provides runs for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing. If you get sated of all those picture-perfect natural landscapes, add Calgary or Edmonton to your Alberta trip itinerary. Both offer good tourist infrastructure and host renowned festivals, celebrating everything from the country's ranching culture to folk music.