6 days in Edmonton & Canmore Itinerary

6 days in Edmonton & Canmore Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
1
Edmonton
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Canmore
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
St. Joseph's Basilica and Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at St Albert Grain Elevator Park and Musee Heritage Museum. The adventure continues: stroll around St. Albert Botanic Park, make a trip to Edmonton Federal Building Visitor Centre, kick back and relax at Accidental Beach, and snap pictures at High Level Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edmonton trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Edmonton. August in Edmonton sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canmore.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Albert
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St. Albert Botanic Park ©
St. Albert Botanic Park
Accidental Beach ©
Accidental Beach
St. Joseph's Basilica ©
St. Joseph's Basilica

3
nights
Canmore

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.
On the 19th (Wed), stroll through Banff Legacy Trail, admire the striking features of Parks Administration Building, and then admire the natural beauty at Cascade Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ink Pots Hiking Trail, learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, and then get outside with Via Ferrata.

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Drive from Edmonton to Canmore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Canmore when traveling from Edmonton in August, with lows around 7°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canmore

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Banff National Park
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Banff Legacy Trail ©
Banff Legacy Trail
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies ©
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Banff Park Museum ©
Banff Park Museum

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