7 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Bus to Walker at Division, Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff, AB, Bus to Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Fly to Windsor, Bus to Detroit


Jasper National Park — 3 nights

Visiting Athabasca Falls and Sunwapta Falls will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, trek along Cavell Meadows Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Hills.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jasper National Park road trip tool.

Detroit, USA to Jasper National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park — 2 nights

On the 10th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, then hike along Johnston Canyon, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Temple Mountain, then hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, and then explore the activities along Lake Louise.

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Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jasper National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Banff National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Calgary.
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Calgary — 1 night

Stampede City

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Prince's Island Park and then stroll around Tom Campbell's Hill Natural Park.

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Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, Calgary is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Alberta travel guide

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.