10 days in Alberta Itinerary

10 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Calgary
— 1 day
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
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Edmonton
— 1 night
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Calgary

— 1 day

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Calgary trip planner.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Calgary. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Calgary at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
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Banff National Park

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple Mountain as well as Moraine Lake. Appreciate the collections at Banff Park Museum and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cave and Basin National Historic Site and The Hangar Flight Museum. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Big Beehive.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In September, Banff National Park is a bit cooler than Calgary - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Jasper National Park

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sunwapta Falls, Miette Hot Springs and Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop. Visiting Athabasca Falls and Whistlers Peak will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Maligne Canyon and Bald Hills.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in September: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails
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Edmonton

— 1 night

Canada's Festival City

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 (Sun): look and learn at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton road trip 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in September since evenings lows in Edmonton dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums · Childrens 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.