8 days in Edmonton, Banff National Park & Calgary Itinerary

8 days in Edmonton, Banff National Park & Calgary Itinerary

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8 days in Edmonton, Banff National Park & Calgary Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7 h
1
Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Calgary
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Toronto

1
night
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
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 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Zocalo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Strathcona.

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Toronto to Edmonton is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Edmonton due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Edmonton hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

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Old Strathcona ©
Old Strathcona
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

5
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Via Ferrata and Bow Valley Parkway. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plain of Six Glaciers, get great views at Fairview Lookout, and admire the sheer force of Bow Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Edmonton to Banff National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in July; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

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Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls

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Calgary

Calgary
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum and then take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Calgary online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, Calgary is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Glenbow Museum
Glenbow Museum
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary
Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk

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