4 days in Banff National Park, Canmore & Calgary Itinerary

4 days in Banff National Park, Canmore & Calgary Itinerary

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Banff National Park
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Calgary
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Banff National Park

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Moraine Lake, Lake Minnewanka and Lake Louise. On the 9th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Bow Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise and then explore the activities along Lake Minnewanka.

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Edmonton to Banff National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Edmonton in August: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Canmore.

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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.
You've now added Grassi Lakes to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Grassi Lakes.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canmore online trip itinerary builder.

Canmore is very close to Banff National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Canmore can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Calgary Pathway System, contemplate the waterfront views at Bow River, and then get to know the fascinating history of Stephen Avenue Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Prince's Island Park, then engage your brain at TELUS Spark Science Centre, and then walk around Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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Traveling by car from Canmore to Calgary takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Canmore in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Calgary, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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