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Alberta South Route

7 days

This trip into Alberta's history will take your clients to western boomtowns, historic ranches, ancient buffalo jumps and red mountain canyons. 


  • Calgary

    With realistic-looking dinosaurs, maverick cowboys and wild ten-day whoop-up each July, Calgary is a perfect place to start this historical tour of Alberta. 

    Heritage Park Historical Village

    History buffs will love the museum's huge collection of antique cars and trucks. Then visitors can play on the antique midway, ride an authentic steam train and explore the historic buildings. This year mark's the Historical Village's 50th Anniversary! 

    Calgary Zoo

    The prehistoric park's life-sized dinosaur models show what this land looked like when ancient beasts ruled and is a wonderful introduction to Alberta's rich fossil beds. 

    Glenbow Museum

    Recommend the Mavericks exhibit where visitors can learn about the risky adventures of Alberta's incorrigible founders through hands-on activities and over 700 artifacts. 

    Calgary Stampede

    This city-wide party celebrates Alberta's long history of ranching, cowboy culture and aboriginal heritage. The colourful First Nation's Village showcases five local tribes and is a perennial tourist favourite. 

    Overnight in Calgary 

  • Fort Macleod

    The drive from Calgary to Fort Macleod takes the visitor through open prairie and rising foothills with the Rocky Mountains always on the horizon. Calgary to Fort Macleod - 2 hours

    Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump

    For 6,000 years, indigenous plains people used these steep cliffs as a bison hunting ground. Your clients will learn about history, culture and geology at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

    Bar U Ranch

    Set in the rolling foothills, this working museum celebrates Alberta's long history of ranching. Your clients will ride a wagon, explore historic buildings and learn to ride and rope at this National Historic Site. 

    Explore Fort Macleod

    Fort Macleod is a restored boomtown with a North West Mounted Police museum and a working 100-year old theatre. A guided walk through the town's diligently restored main street is very popular with tourists. 

    Fort Macleod Museum

    The history of the North West Mounted Police and our First Nations is preserved through lively museum programming, including its famous Red Serge VIP Groom-a-Horse Program and the NWMP Musical Ride! 

    Overnight in Fort Macleod


  • Waterton Lakes National Park

    The spectacular drive from the foothills to the mountains passes through grasslands, wetlands, aspen groves and alpine forests. Drumheller to Waterton Lakes National Park - 2 hours 

    Explore Waterton

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, international peace park and a biosphere reserve rolled all into one. Here the prairies dramatically meet the mountains, the meadows are full of wildflowers and your clients will likely see more wildlife then people. 

    Overnight in Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

    Your clients will find lots to do - hike a colourful canyon, take a cruise on a mountain lake, lounge on the beach or enjoy the view from the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel.


    Red Rock Canyon

    Recommend that your clients take the short 10-mile drive from the Waterton townsite to this colourful canyon of red and white banded rock cliffs, green alpine forests and bubbling white waterfalls. 

    Waterton Shoreline Cruise

    Schedule a scenic cruise along the shoreline of Upper Waterton Lake to watch for wildlife and learn about the geology and history of the area from a local tour guide. 

    Cameron Falls

    This stunning natural wonder is right downtown. Water cascades over 1.5 billion year old pre-Cambrian rock. Suggest that your clients wear their hiking boots and hike the trails. 

    Overnight in Waterton Lakes National Park 

  • Banff National Park

    Banff is nestled in the heart of Banff National Park. The town is a cultural oasis of award-winning restaurants, vibrant night scene, historic museums and superb art galleries. Waterton Lakes National Park to Banff National Park - 5 hours

    Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise

    Book your clients a cruise on the crystal blue mountain lake, just 15 minutes from the town of Banff. During the tour, they will learn about local wildlife, native folklore, early mountaineers and ancient glaciers. 

    Banff Gondola

    Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola and take in the breathtaking views in every direction. 

    Cave & Basin National Historic Site

    This recently restored iconic landmark commemorates the 1883 discovery of the hot springs that led to the creation of Canada's first national park. 

    Overnight in Banff National Park 

  • Canmore & Kananaskis Country

    It's a scenic drive from Banff National Park to Kananaskis Country, a vast front-range playground of provincial parks. And there's lots of accommodation, dining and shopping in the town of Canmore. Banff to Kananaskis - 20 minutes 

    Golf

    Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, Stewart Creek was designed around it's outstanding natural features. Silvertip's spectacular 18 hole course takes less than three hours to play. 

    Town of Canmore

    Canmore in an active, eco-friendly town with a backyard full of mountains and a big dining scene. Recommend that your clients spend some time here walking, shopping and eating downtown. 

    Festivals

    In August and September there is a festival for every traveller. Choose from the Canmore Folk Music Festival, Kananaskis Whitewater Festival, Kananaskis Mountain Festival and Canmore Highland Games. 

    Horseback Riding

    This is a beautiful country and riding the trails on horseback is a perfect way to experience it. Choices ranges from a 2-hour trail ride to a 7-day ranch vacation. 

    Hiking

    K-Country offers an abundance of hiking options with varying difficulty levels. Many of the trails begin from the Canmore townsite. 

    Nordic Centre

    Some of the best mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies can be found on 100 km of trails here. 

    Helicopter Tours

    Birds-eye views of mountain peaks, silver lakes, rich green forest and the edge of a shimmering glacier are spectacular on a Kananaskis area helicopter tour.

    Overnight in Canmore 

  • Return to Calgary

    Encourage your clients to continue to explore Calgary for their final day in the province, prior to their departure from Calgary's International Airport.