From glaciers to geysers

day destinations km
1 Calgary
2 Calgary Waterton 272 km
3 Waterton
4 Waterton Helena 453 km
5 Helena Yellowstone 313 km
6 Yellowstone
7 Yellowstone
8 Yellowstone Missoula 456 km
9 Missoula Glacier 223 km
10 Glacier Banff 513 km
11 Banff
12 Banff Jasper 286 km
13 Jasper
14 Jasper Lake Louise 228 km
15 Lake Louise Calgary 183 km
TOTAL 2927 km

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1 - Calgary

Welcome to Calgary, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

Be sure to take in the most interesting tourist attractions of Canada's Cowboy Capital: enjoy a spectacular 360° view of the city from the top of the Calgary Tower, do some shopping on 8th Avenue, visit Glenbow Museum to learn about the Aboriginal peoples and the colonization of the West, and take a stroll through the National Historical District of Stephen Avenue Walk. 



DAY 2 - Calgary Waterton ( 272 km / 02h46 )

You have the morning off in Calgary. You can pick up your motorhome between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

And let your Canadian road trip adventure begin! Your first destination is Waterton Lakes National Park, where the Prairies meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

Discover some natural wonders, such as a canyon and cascades. Pay a visit to the lakeside village of Waterton, which will charm you with its quaint mountain village feel. Here you will find a historic hotel constructed in 1927 and the departure point for a variety of hiking trails and water activities.



DAY 3 - Waterton

Spend an enjoyable day exploring this National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site with its magnificent scenery and abundant and diverse flora and fauna.

No other national park in Canada protects so much wildlife within such a small area. Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 250 species of birds, 60 species of mammals, 24 species of fish and 10 species of reptiles and amphibians! 


DAY 4 - Waterton Helena ( 453 km / 04h46 )

Helena is a popular stopover for anyone wanting to visit Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. It is also the capital city of the state of Montana.

Take a walk around downtown Helena and learn about the city's fascinating gold rush history with the discovery of gold and gemstones during the 19th century.

If you'd like to try your hand at panning for gold, you can do some prospecting along the Missouri River... but don't be surprised if you end up with wet feet and empty hands! Or pay a visit to Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine, the city's ultimate tourist destination.



DAY 5 - Helena Yellowstone ( 313 km / 03h25 )

This morning you head south to the spectacular Yellowstone National Park.

While this park is best known for its colourful hot springs, powerful geysers and impressive canyon, it is also an important wildlife reserve.


DAY 6 - Yellowstone

Try to get up early to experience the dawn light over Yellowstone Lake: a truly magical moment!

Yellowstone National Park abounds in wildlife, and sightings are extremely common, much to the delight of young and old alike. Keep your camera close at hand!

Your day will be spent exploring Canyon Village. Upper Falls and Lower Falls are simply majestic. Be sure to visit Artist Point for some spectacular photos!

The adventurous at heart will enjoy a hike up Mount Washburn. Its summit offers stunning panoramic views of the national park, all the way to the distant peaks of Grand Teton National Park. A former weather station lookout tower provides shelter from the wind.



DAY 7 - Yellowstone

We've kept the best for last! The iconic symbol of this park is certainly the geyser, and with its regular eruptions, Old Faithful will not disappoint! Don't miss Upper Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin for the chance to see a range of different geysers of various sizes, shapes and colours. You can also take the short hike to Fairy Falls for a spectacular view of the Grand Prismatic Spring!

On your way back to your accommodation near the West Entrance, you will have the chance to discover the Madison area with its lovely Gibbon River and Gibbon Falls.


DAY 8 - Yellowstone Missoula ( 456 km / 04h33 )

Despite being considered a stopover, Missoula is a popular destination in and of itself with its vibrant cultural heritage and lovely natural setting.

Discover the charm of this 19th-century town with its historic buildings and variety of shops, art galleries, museums and boutiques.  

Several enjoyable hikes are easily accessible from each of our accommodation options. 


DAY 9 - Missoula Glacier ( 223 km / 02h40 )

After a good night's sleep, you set out to visit one last American national park before heading north of the border for more of the great Canadian outdoors.

The park has many hiking trails offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the park's 25 glaciers. Trail of the Cedars is a short and easy hike for children and is wheelchair accessible. Hidden Lake Overlook trail (a 3-mile loop) provides opportunities for observing wild animals in their natural habitat.


DAY 10 - Glacier Banff ( 513 km / 05h47 )

Your next destination is Banff.

At an elevation of 1380 metres, this small resort town is known for its superb alpine setting.

Don't miss a relaxing visit to the Cave and Basin Hot Springs. After all, you are on holiday!


DAY 11 - Banff

Today you will enjoy a hike on Sulphur Mountain. The mountain trails will take you up through picture-postcard landscapes, and the summit provides a stunning view across the entire region. A gondola also goes up to the summit.

Do some shopping in the famous town of Banff, whose streets are lined with an assortment of interesting boutiques.



DAY 12 - Banff Jasper ( 286 km / 03h29 )

This morning you set out for Jasper. Your first stop is the spectacular Lake Louise, whose shimmering turquoise green waters will leave you speechless.

Next you tackle the Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful roads in the world.

For families with children or visitors looking for a less strenuous activity, the Peyto Lake trail offers an easy 15-minute walk to spectacular vistas.

Be sure to stop off at Athabasca Glacier.

Before reaching the charming town of Jasper, the Sunwapta Falls and Canyon propose a typical example of the geological formation known as a ''hanging valley''.



DAY 13 - Jasper

You have an entire day to spend in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Visit its most beautiful attractions, including the picturesque Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, the most photographed island in the world.

Take a hike along the spectacular trails of Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell.

For families with children or visitors looking for a less strenuous activity, the Peyto Lake trail offers an easy 15-minute walk to spectacular vistas.



DAY 14 - Jasper Lake Louise ( 228 km / 02h50 )

The adventure continues with Lake Louise, the "Jewel of Canada".

The spectacular scenery and icy blue green waters of this magnificent glacial lake will leave you speechless; it's easy to see why this is one of the most famous sights in the Canadian Rockies!


DAY 15 - Lake Louise Calgary ( 183 km / 01h58 )

Up at dawn and an early breakfast before returning to Calgary to drop off your motorhome before 10:00 a.m.

Then you head to the Calgary airport for your flight home.

It's time to say goodbye to the land of lakes and rivers, your hearts filled with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!

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