11 days in Alberta & Golden Itinerary

11 days in Alberta & Golden Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Calgary
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Golden
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Calgary
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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Calgary

Calgary
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
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Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Calgary is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect Calgary to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 0°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parker Ridge Trail, Tunnel Mountain Trail, Sulphur Mountain, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trek along Ink Pots Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain, hike along Tunnel Mountain Trail, head off-road at Tunnel Mountain Drive, then contemplate the waterfront views at Two Jack Lake, and finally explore the activities along Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson.

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You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in October, expect Banff National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Golden.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kootenay National Park
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Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain
Parker Ridge Trail ©
Parker Ridge Trail
Tunnel Mountain Trail ©
Tunnel Mountain Trail

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Golden

Golden ©
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, Glacier National Park and Wapta Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Agnes and Moraine Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Sentinel Pass and Big Beehive. Step out of Golden with an excursion to Lake O' Hara in Yoho National Park--about 1h 45 min away.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Golden visit planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Golden by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, Golden is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park
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Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Bald Hills and Opal Hills. Visiting Old Fort Point Loop Trail and Cavell Meadows Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jasper National Park: Bow Summit (in Banff National Park) and Peyto Lake (in Lake Louise). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lac Beauvert, hike along Jasper Discovery Trail, explore the galleries of Mountain Galleries, and view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Golden to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Golden in October, Jasper National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Banff National Park
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Bald Hills ©
Bald Hills
Old Fort Point Loop Trail ©
Old Fort Point Loop Trail
Bow Summit ©
Bow Summit

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Calgary

Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Jasper National Park to Calgary in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Spas
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