8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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8 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Drive:  1 h
1
Black Diamond
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
2
Drumheller
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
St. Paul
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Slave Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bon Accord
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Red Deer
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Calgary

1
day
Black Diamond

Black Diamond ©
Black Diamond is a sister town to Turner Valley. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Bluerock Gallery and then explore by horseback at Anchor D Outfitting.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Black Diamond fast, fun, and easy.

Calgary to Black Diamond is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Calgary in July since evenings lows in Black Diamond dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Drumheller.

Things to do in Black Diamond

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bluerock Gallery ©
Bluerock Gallery

2
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Hoodoos, then see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum, and then take in the views from Rosedale Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Horsethief Canyon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Drumheller's Little Church, then steep yourself in history at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, and finally examine the collection at Trekcetera Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Drumheller attractions site .

Getting from Black Diamond to Drumheller by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Paul.

Things to do in Drumheller

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Hoodoos ©
Hoodoos
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon

1
night
St. Paul

St. Paul ©
On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to UFO Landing Pad.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. Paul tour builder .

Traveling by car from Drumheller to St. Paul takes 4 hours. While traveling from Drumheller, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in St. Paul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Slave Lake.
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UFO Landing Pad ©
UFO Landing Pad

1
night
Slave Lake

Slave Lake ©
Slave Lake is a small town in northern Alberta, Canada about 200 km northwest of Edmonton and a similar distance southwest of Fort McMurray. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation and then walk around Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Slave Lake online day trip planner .

Drive from St. Paul to Slave Lake in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bon Accord.

Things to do in Slave Lake

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
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Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation ©
Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park ©
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

1
night
Bon Accord

Bon Accord ©
Bon Accord is a town in central Alberta, Canada. On the 20th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Fable Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, and then find something for the whole family at Jurassic Forest.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bon Accord travel tool .

Getting from Slave Lake to Bon Accord by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bon Accord can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edmonton.

Things to do in Bon Accord

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Jurassic Forest, Fable Gardens
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Jurassic Forest ©
Jurassic Forest
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm ©
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm
Fable Gardens ©
Fable Gardens

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.
To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edmonton online journey planner .

You can drive from Bon Accord to Edmonton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Red Deer.

Things to do in Edmonton

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
World Waterpark ©
World Waterpark
Marine Life ©
Marine Life

1
night
Red Deer

Red Deer ©
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): walk around City Hall Park, explore the activities along Three Mile Bend Recreation Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Wood Nature Centre.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Red Deer vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Red Deer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Red Deer when traveling from Edmonton in July, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Wood Nature Centre ©
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
City Hall Park ©
City Hall Park

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