7 days in Calgary & Banff National Park Itinerary

7 days in Calgary & Banff National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta journey planner

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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller (about 1h 30 min away). On the 1st (Sun), spend a day ambling around Heritage Park Historical Village. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and walk around Prince's Island Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Calgary trip planner.

Ottawa to Calgary is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Ottawa to Calgary, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ottawa in August since evenings lows in Calgary dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Banff National Park

— 4 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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the sheer force of Bow Falls.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in August, Banff National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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