11 days in Calgary & Yukon Itinerary

11 days in Calgary & Yukon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edmonton
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Calgary
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Whitehorse
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Edmonton

6
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore Calgary's surroundings by going to Banff (Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, &more), Drumheller (Horseshoe Canyon, Royal Tyrrell Museum, &more) and Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson (in Banff National Park). On the 23rd (Sun), spend a day of historical exploration at Heritage Park Historical Village. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Caravel Craft Brewery, admire all the interesting features of Fort Calgary, and take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary trip planner.

Edmonton to Calgary is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Whitehorse.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Drumheller
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The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

4
nights
Whitehorse

Whitehorse ©
Surrounded by three distinctive mountains, and perched upon a frigid river, Whitehorse lives up to its reputation as "The Wilderness City." The capital, and indeed only city of Canada's northwest Yukon region has a reputation for its clean air, with one survey ranking it as the city with the lowest air pollution in the world.
Step out of Whitehorse with an excursion to Kluane National Park and Reserve in Haines Junction--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at MacBride Museum, don't miss a visit to Whitehorse Fishway, appreciate the history behind "The Whitehorse Horse", and examine the collection at Yukon Transportation Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Whitehorse online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Whitehorse takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Whitehorse is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Calgary in August: highs in Whitehorse hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitehorse

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kluane National Park and Reserve
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MacBride Museum ©
MacBride Museum
Kluane National Park and Reserve ©
Kluane National Park and Reserve
Yukon Transportation Museum ©
Yukon Transportation Museum

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