9 days in Banff National Park & Calgary Itinerary

9 days in Banff National Park & Calgary Itinerary

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1
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
2
Calgary
— 4 nights

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 17th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, view the masterpieces at Willock & Sax Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Canada House Art Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park journey maker app.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Calgary International Airport, Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport and Edmonton International Airport. In December in Banff National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

4
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Head to Stephen Avenue Walk and The New Galleryfor some retail therapy. Heritage Park Historical Village and Calgary Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery (in Cochrane), Royal Tyrrell Museum (in Drumheller) and Bluerock Gallery (in Black Diamond). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Knox United Church, step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo.

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You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Calgary is somewhat warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Bluerock Gallery
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Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

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