3 days in Alberta Itinerary

3 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta holiday planner

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Banff National Park
— 1 day
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Jasper National Park
— 1 night
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Sylvan Lake
— 1 night
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Banff National Park

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, then explore the activities along Lake Louise, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Banff National Park using our trip planner.

Calgary to Banff National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Banff National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Jasper National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, then stroll through Cavell Meadows Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sylvan Lake.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Sylvan Lake

— 1 night
Sylvan Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. You've now added Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Aspen Beach Provincial Park, walk around Sylvan Lake Provincial Park, and then make a splash at Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sylvan Lake online vacation maker.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Sylvan Lake in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Sylvan Lake

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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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.