Fuel up in one of the most unique cafes in the country. Drive time to the second stop is 15 minutes.
Our best-selling trip from Calgary! Hit the road and visit some quintessential Alberta towns, eat at funky restaurants, support local businesses and explore picturesque hikes and natural attractions. All without venturing too far from the city!
- A few country Western towns
- Distilleries, Wineries and Breweries (alternative options available)
- Hiking options that are great for everyone
- Waterfalls and mountain views
- Unique photo ops throughout the day
Available to depart between Wednesday and Sunday. This trip is best enjoyed in the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.
- Families with children of all ages
- Outdoor adventurers
- Small groups (of 6 and under)
Shop, eat and explore in a quintessential picturesque town. Drive time to the third stop is 10 minutes.
Drive to a local farm to make a new furry friend or cozy up with a cocktail. Drive time to the fourth stop is between 15 - 30 minutes.
The fourth stop is up to you! Choose between a number of local businesses, trails or some fun photo ops.
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What a great way to explore Calgary and the surrounding area. We saw things and went to places that were truly "quirky". It was a blast. Lots of laughs, good photo ops. We ignored the advice of starting out by 10a.m so had to do the road trip over 2 days. Also, have a full tank of gas.
This trip was sooo much fun, if you are ever looking to do something totally outside the box then look no further than this website. What a great gift to give someone or plan your own magical mystery tour with friends, you won’t be disappointed !
We had such a great time doing the quirky gems road trip! Despite living in Calgary for over 15 years we had no idea most of these stops existed. Being able to take our dog with us, and still experience everything also made for a great day. I love the little stop suggestions on the way to your next destination.
This was exactly what we were looking for. It was our day taking a break from hiking. This road trip was the perfect mix of short strolls, great views, cute little shops and cafes. Definitely recommend! I'm from Toronto and a friend who lives in Calgary joined - the trip was filled with great stops that were new to all of us!