Banff and Calgary Loop

  • Start: Lethbridge, AB
  • End: Crowsnest Pass, AB
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:28
  • Total Mileage: 547 Miles
  • Number of stops: 18


Visit Banff National Park, tour the Canadian Rockies, and cross the Continental Divide twice on this loop through Banff and Calgary. Start in Calgary, for the Calgary Stampede (mid-July). The famous chuck-wagon race and rodeo are complemented with concerts, shows, exhibitions, displays, rides, and dances. For a side trip, venture west to visit Magnetic Hill where you can park your car and watch it roll up the hill. Farther west, stop at Banff National Park. Scenic views in the park include the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies, glaciers, mountain meadows of wildflowers, canyons, rivers, hot springs, waterfalls, and lakes. Heading north, you'll find Lake Louise. Take a gondola up 6,700 feet on Mount Whitehorn to catch the sunrise over the lake, where the water will reflect the mountains and glaciers.

Stop #1:

Lethbridge Visitor Centre
Lethbridge, AB

Stop #2:

Sir Alexander Galt Museum
Lethbridge, AB

Stop #3:

Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens
Lethbridge, AB

Stop #4:

Fort MacLeod Museum
Fort MacLeod, AB

Stop #6:

Olympic Hall of Fame
Calgary, AB

Stop #7:

Glenbow Museum
Calgary, AB

Stop #8:

Heritage Park
Calgary, AB

Stop #9:

Calgary Zoo
Calgary, AB

Stop #10:

Fort Calgary Historic Park
Calgary, AB

Stop #11:

Kananaskis Country
Canmore, AB

Stop #12:

Banff Park Museum
Banff, AB

Stop #13:

Yoho National Park
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #14:

Kootenay National Park
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #15:

Fort Steele Heritage Town
Fort Steele, BC

Stop #16:

Fernie Snow Valley Ski Area
Fernie, BC

Stop #17:

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Alberta, Canada

Stop #18:

Bellevue Mine
Crowsnest Pass, AB

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