Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, stretches along both banks of the North Saskatchewan River in roughly the center of the province. It is known as Canada`s `festival city` being that it hosts over 50 festivals annually. In recent years, Edmonton has been catching the attention of top travel lists, and for good reason: the food scene is booming! The city is also the gateway to Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day feels like in the summer, or how the first snowfall transforms the river valley in winter. No matter the season, Edmonton is made for exploring.
Base yourself at the Canadian Rockies Region; and explore its beautiful surrounding cities, national parks and forested mountains with a Rental Car. Visit: Calgary (financial centre of western Canada, with its panoramic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and its historic association with cattle ranching and oil exploration); then is Banff (located within Banff National Park, famous for its surreally lakes, majestic mountains and endless outdoor adventures); after that, Lake Louise (is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, world famous for its turquoise lakes, the Victoria Glacier, soaring mountain backdrop, palatial hotel, and incredible hiking and skiing). Continue to Jasper (home to some incredible features, such as Mount Columbia, Alberta's tallest mountain; Maligne Lake, the second-largest glacial-fed lake in the world); and finish this fantastic trip in Alberta's capital city, Edmonton (known for its natural beauty, culture, history and attractions). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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Edmonton - Banff: 4 hrs. 5 mins. approx.
Banff - Calgary: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.