16 days in Alberta Itinerary

16 days in Alberta Itinerary

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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Airdrie
— 1 night
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Cochrane
— 1 night
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
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Grande Prairie
— 1 night
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Edmonton
— 2 nights
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Fort McMurray
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Big Rock Brewery and Fish Creek Provincial Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Calgary's +15 Skywalk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Minhas Brewery, and deepen your understanding at University of Calgary.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Calgary trip itinerary planning app.

Pune, India to Calgary is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 12.5 hours traveling from Pune to Calgary due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Calgary are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Airdrie.

Things to do in Calgary

Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure · Spas · Tours
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Airdrie

— 1 night
Airdrie is a city in Alberta, Canada within the Calgary Region. On the 4th (Fri), browse for treasures at Where on Earth Did You Get That, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fitzsimmons Brewing Company, then look for gifts at Thumbprint Craft Beer Market, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Aura Day Spa.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Airdrie trip itinerary planner.

Airdrie is very close to Calgary. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Cochrane.

Things to do in Airdrie

Spas · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Cochrane

— 1 night
Cochrane is a town in the Canadian province of Alberta. On the 5th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Salt Water Wellness Centre, get a dose of the wild on Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, then admire the majestic nature at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, and finally stop by SunCatchers Design Studio.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cochrane online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Airdrie to Cochrane takes an hour. In March, daytime highs in Cochrane are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Cochrane

Spas · Parks · Nature · 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kingmik Dog Sled Tours and Sunshine Village. Go for a jaunt from Banff National Park to Kootenay National Park to see Marble Canyon about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get reinvigorated at Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge, view the masterpieces at Willock & Sax Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and hit the slopes at SkiBig3 Adventure Hub.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Banff National Park online holiday planner.

Getting from Cochrane to Banff National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Banff National Park, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

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Jasper National Park

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, stroll through Marmot Basin Ski Area, then sample some tasty brews at Jasper Food Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, and then get outside with Lac Beauvert.

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Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grande Prairie.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Grande Prairie

— 1 night
Grande Prairie is a city in northwest Alberta, Canada within the southern portion of an area known as Peace River Country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Grant Berg Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Discovery Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stroll around Muskoseepi Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grande Prairie trip maker.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Grande Prairie takes 4.5 hours. In March, Grande Prairie is slightly colder than Jasper National Park - with highs of 0°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Grande Prairie

Spas · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Edmonton

— 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Alberta Aviation Museum, then engage your brain at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Strathcona Spirits Distillery, and finally walk around Mill Creek Ravine Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elk Island National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edmonton online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Grande Prairie to Edmonton takes 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Edmonton when traveling from Grande Prairie in March, with lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort McMurray.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Fort McMurray

— 2 nights
Fort McMurray is a population centre, technically classified as an urban service area, in the Regional Municipality (RM) of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, Canada. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Giants of Mining, then browse the different shops at New York Fries - Peter Pond Mall, then try your luck at Boomtown Casino, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fort McMurray trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Fort McMurray takes 5 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fort McMurray, with lows of -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort McMurray

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Spas
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Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Parks · Waterfalls
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.