9 days in Alberta Itinerary

9 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Edmonton
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Calgary
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Edmonton

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Strathcona Spirits Distillery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Edmonton trip maker app.

Toronto to Edmonton is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto to Edmonton, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get a bit cooler in Edmonton: highs are around -4°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Breweries & Distilleries
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Jasper National Park

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Highway 93A. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, then stroll through Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and then hike along Bald Hills.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park road trip website.

Getting from Edmonton to Jasper National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Jasper National Park can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Banff National Park

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Sunshine Village and White Mountain Adventures. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and admire the sheer force of Bow Falls.

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You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in January, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -16°C, while days are slightly colder, around -7°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Calgary

— 2 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 8th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, then browse the different shops at Stephen Avenue Walk, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Minhas Brewery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Wild Rose Brewery. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Big Rock Brewery, then stroll around Fish Creek Provincial Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cold Garden Beverage Company.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Calgary road trip website.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Calgary in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Calgary, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Calgary

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.