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Visiting Banff Or Jasper National Park and Need A Plan?
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A Flexible
Itinerary

We provide a detailed itinerary based on our knowledge of the parks, but the itinerary is easily adjustable if you are visiting for fewer days, or need to rearrange days.

A Step-by-Step
Game Plan

You can’t fail with our easy-to-follow instructions. We include destinations, arrival times, and many maps and images to keep you on course. We’ll help you with parking and the best ways to get around these stunning parks!

Canadian Rocky
Mountain High

We’ll get you to the best views - the most popular and some hidden gems - to enjoy the towering Canadian Rockies

The Great
White North

Drive the Icefields Parkway with confidence, knowing you’ll see the best of this glacier-filled valley, one of the most scenic drives in the world!

Canadian
Bacon

Dine at the BEST places with our restaurant recommendations. We tell you when to eat out and when to pack a picnic for those times when you’re venturing away from civilization.

Transportation
Secrets

Getting to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake can be COMPLICATED. Make your shuttle or bus reservations with ease with our easy-to-follow plan.

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I went to Banff in June 2023 and this was a great and up to date guide. Every single thing that is important to see is listed. And then if you’re on a time crunch, there’s alternatives offered as well! I’ve bought Matt and Cheryl's guides before and this is the second one I bought. Wherever my next national park trip is, I will for sure be using a We’re in The Rockies guide!
Vick Singh

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$39 Itinerary

Banff Itinerary | 4-5 Days

$24 Itinerary

Jasper Itinerary | 2-3 Days

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With a We're in the Rockies Itinerary, you'll...

  • Fast Track Your Way to Fun. Save 10-20 hours of travel research in two minutes. Experience the best of Canada without spending hours behind the computer.
  • Look Like A Pro (even if you are a First-Timer) with our easy-to-follow instructions including the top sites, arrival times, and images and custom maps to keep you on course.
  • Explore Canada On Your Own Terms by visiting just Banff or Japser, or both!  
  • Start the Trip BEFORE You Get There. Enjoy the drive with some great stops along the way from various driving routes.
  • Know What Is Worth It… and What Isn’t. Easily pick which activities are perfect for your group with our star ratings and estimated time frames.

WANT TO GO ON AN EPIC CANADIAN ROCKIES ROAD TRIP?

You can easily turn your visit to Banff into an Epic Canadian Rockies Road Trip! In just 7-11 days, you can experience Glacier, Waterton, Banff, and Jasper!  Turquoise Glacial Lakes, Waterfalls, towering mountains, wildflowers and wildlife!

These guides include transition days between the parks with lots of things to do along the way including other great cities like Calgary and Edmomton as well as great parks like Kootenay, and Yoho just to name a few!

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ABOUT US

Meet Matt And Cheryl

Hey, We’re Matt and Cheryl and we are on a mission to help people have amazing vacations. Not only do we write easy-to-follow itineraries, but we love to share interesting stories in our audio guides about all of our favorite places!  

We live in Utah, just four hours away from awesome national parks like Zion and Yellowstone, and have spent our lives exploring the West and the Rocky Mountains.  We often travel with both sets of our retired parents (they like each other!) and our four teenagers (who like to travel…sometimes).

We met in a history of Utah class at Weber State University and tied the knot 22 years ago. Matt worked for Social Security and taught adjunct history classes at our alma mater. Cheryl taught special education for 28 years and continues to volunteer by teaching a weekly dance fitness class. 

We took a shot at our dream in 2020 and started making YouTube videos about the national parks we know so well. We now have over 10,000,000 views and have sold over 12,000 guides. We are delighted to help travelers fulfill dreams of their own! 

We love trying out all the activities and working with local experts to give the best, most up-to-date travel advice out there.

At We’re in the Rockies, we believe in preservation and donate 5% of the proceeds of your purchase to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society to ensure access and enjoyment for future generations.

What's Included In Your Purchase?

Banff National Park Itinerary - $39

BE YOUR TRAVEL GROUP'S FAVORITE TOUR GUIDE!

Jasper National Park Itinerary - $24

Still got questions? We've Got Answers.

We believe you need at least three days to see Banff. 

You can see a good portion of Jasper in one day.

If you are connecting the 2 parks, you will want to alot a full day to do the Icefield Parkway.

If you have extra time, explore Calgary, Kootenay, Yoho, and even Edmonton.

We recommend you stay within Banff or Canmore to visit Banff National Park.  You can rearrange the days in any order you wish but one day is for the Icefield Parkway and works well as a transition to Jasper.

If visiting Jasper, we recommend you switch locations and stay in Jasper.

Locals agree September is the magical month to visit!

Keep in mind that Banff will be crowded throughout the summer months.  This is an international destination and you’ll share the popular sites with thousands.  

Try to think of it as a movie premier and feel the energy in the air. 

Jasper, on the other hand, is remote and a welcome relief from the crowds.

We are Americans and most of our guidewriting experience is from writing about the national parks in the West.

To create this guide, we worked with Mountain Town Ramblers, Kyle Harvey and Theresa Hurst. They live in Canada and visit the mountain towns and national parks every month. We used their expertise on Banff and Jasper and our guide-writing skills to bring you this guide.

We recommend what we believe are the absolute best spots in the parks and give back up options for longer hikes or things that cost. 

We give star ratings and approximate prices to help you decide which activities are the best value for you!

We are of the mindset that you have a plan so you can be flexible.  

We lay out what we believe are the best activities for your time and money but we all have different preferences. 

Because each activity listed has a star rating, approximate time frame, and cost, you’ll easily be able to adjust to best suit your group’s interests. 

We surveyed our customers and they reported that our guides saved them 10-20 hours of trip planning research, on average. 

Although much of the information included in these guides can be found with significant research, these guide combine what you need to know into one place and  they are from a source committed to giving you the best information.

These guides cost us over $18,884 to create when you combine travel expenses, consulting, map creation, and formatting.  In addition, we have spent hundreds of hours visiting these parks and doing additional research.

Many of our travelers enjoy the confirmation that they have already created a good plan and may even find a thing or two to add to it.

Other travelers may find that our plan is similar to what they had already pieced together on their own.  

If you’ve already spent hours planning, you may not find maximum value in thess guides.

Yes! We travel with our 4 children and both sets of our parents.  Although not every activity is for everyone, there are always backup suggestions.

We write these guides so all the work you should need to do is obtain your lodging and reservations.  We include maps, the time needed to complete drives and activities, and lodging recommendations (areas to stay-not actual hotels). We put boxes throughout the guides indicating it’s an item that you will need to take care of before you leave. We also give links to websites we think you should check before your leave.

Banff has a very robust mass transit system. The ROAM buses can get you pretty much everywhere you wish to go. In addition, Parks Canada offers a Park and Ride Shuttle to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

You will need a car to visit Jasper.

The roads are paved in both parks.

Yes. We give approximate time frames that are needed to complete an activity.  The schedule is generally not so packed that you have to be a quick traveler.  But, if you know you generally need more time, you can make adjustments. If you are quick, there are suggestions for additional activities

These are digital downloads that will be EMAILED to you. That way you can have access immediately and have the option to download it to any device you want. 

Many travelers, including us, prefer to print the itinerary and take it with us as we travel.

The itinerary are available immediately upon purchase, right on this webpage. You will also receive an email within 30 minutes with download links in case you need to revisit the links and download the items later. If you don’t receive your email, check your junk mail folder. If it’s not there, contact mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com and we’ll be in touch with you within 1 business day. Also, the guides will be available in your account, if you choose to establish one (we highly encourage it). 

Guides are automatically updated to the latest version when you create an account. 

In addition to that, we also send an email notification out when a guide is updated. Just make sure to stay subscribed to our email list so we can reach you. 

Because the download is a PDF file, you can do it on any device: computer, iPhone, Android, tablet, etc.

Stuff like this happens. We get it. When you purchase a guide, you have access to 18 months of free updates.

If you created an account, just log in again and download your guides.

If you didn’t create an account or forgot your password, just email us and we can resend your links. 

For step-by-step instructions (including pictures) check out our Help With Downloads page.

If you still need help, reach out to us at mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to help. We’re even happy to jump on a phone call with you if needed. 

This guide is meant be used June through October (September for Jasper). 

Visiting in the winter is a completely different experience and is not covered in these guides.

Yes!! We update our guides as needed, but write the concepts to intentionally be as timeless as possible. We encourage you to purchase the guide as soon as you know you will be traveling. It will help you determine which areas to stay and how many days to obtain lodging. Upon purchase, you’ll be guided to create an account on our website. If we update the guide, it will automatically show in your account for up to 18 months after purchase.

It is not required but is HIGHLY recommended. We encourage you to create an account when purchasing the guides because you’ll have access to the links at any time.

You will have access to the updated guide through your account (another reason to create an account) for up to 18 months. We generally send an email announcement when we do an update as well.

We put approximate price ranges on all our activities so you know what to expect. Although we believe that the lodging in Banff and Jasper is expensive, there are plenty of free or inexpensive things to do within the parks.

Although we do suggest some hikes, we offer plenty of alternatives if hiking is not desirable including viewpoints and drives.

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  1. M

    My husband and I just got back from a week in Banff and I wanted to thank you so much for your itinerary. I was nervous about going in May as everyone said it was the “worst” month to visit but it was when we had vacation time. Your itinerary was so very helpful! We really appreciated the honest local opinions! You helped make our dream trip wonderful!

  2. WD

    I am 64 years old, traveling with my wife and will be in the Alberta region for 13 full days. I would like an organized itinerary for the Alberta region: Banff, emerald lake, Jasper, Edmonton and ending in Calgary. One note: I don’t practice hicking. Would it be possible to prepare an itinerary for us??.
    Our travel will be in September

  3. DC

    We love watching “We’re in the Rockies ” on YouTube. They give good advice and are practical. We went to Banff and Jasper in September. We ordered the guides from them and they were so helpful. They had information on booking tours, what was best for money and time, and when to visit different areas. Getting around in a new place and figuring out what and when to do things can be overwhelming, so they were a great help. Lots of good information.

  4. VS

    I’ve bought these guides before and this is the second one I bought. I went to Banff in June 2023 and this was a great and up to date guide. Every single thing that is important to see is listed. And then if you’re on a time crunch, there’s alternatives offered as well! Wherever my next national park trip is, I will for sure be using a We’re in The Rockies guide!

Banff & Jasper Combo

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4 reviews for Banff & Jasper Combo

  1. WELLINGTON DAVID

    I am 64 years old, traveling with my wife and will be in the Alberta region for 13 full days. I would like an organized itinerary for the Alberta region: Banff, emerald lake, Jasper, Edmonton and ending in Calgary. One note: I don’t practice hicking. Would it be possible to prepare an itinerary for us??.
    Our travel will be in September

    • Matt & Cheryl (store manager)

      Thanks for reaching out. At this time, we don’t do personal itineraries but our Banff and Jasper guides offer some great things to do in those parks. Our Banff guide also offers some suggestions on things to do in Kananaskis, Kootenay, Yoho, Canmore, and Calgary as well.

  2. Diana Collins

    We love watching “We’re in the Rockies ” on YouTube. They give good advice and are practical. We went to Banff and Jasper in September. We ordered the guides from them and they were so helpful. They had information on booking tours, what was best for money and time, and when to visit different areas. Getting around in a new place and figuring out what and when to do things can be overwhelming, so they were a great help. Lots of good information.

  3. Vick Singh

    I’ve bought these guides before and this is the second one I bought. I went to Banff in June 2023 and this was a great and up to date guide. Every single thing that is important to see is listed. And then if you’re on a time crunch, there’s alternatives offered as well! Wherever my next national park trip is, I will for sure be using a We’re in The Rockies guide!

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