5 days in Alberta Itinerary

5 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Calgary
— 1 night
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Canmore
— 3 nights
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Calgary

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Minhas Brewery. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Calgary road trip website.

Vancouver to Calgary is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Calgary. Traveling from Vancouver in June, Calgary is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canmore.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Canmore

Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
Get outdoors at Lake Minnewanka and Bow Falls. Kids will enjoy Johnston Canyon and Via Ferrata. Get out of town with these interesting Canmore side-trips: Lake Louise (Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise & Lake Agnes) and Bow Valley Parkway (in Banff). It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain and contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canmore trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Calgary to Canmore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in July, plan for little chillier nights in Canmore, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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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.