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Quirky Gems

Quirky Gems

Regular price $65.00 USD
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One trip is required per group.

* "PDF Instant Download" means the trip will be sent by email as a PDF document, and not by mail (the email is sent immediately after completing your purchase)

WHAT TO EXPECT

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!

Trip Highlights

  • 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

Available to depart between Wednesday and Sunday. This trip is best enjoyed in the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.

SUGGESTED FOR

  • Families with children of all ages
  • Outdoor adventurers
  • Couples
  • Small groups (of 6 and under)

Itinerary

STOP 1

Fuel up in one of the most unique cafes in the country. Drive time to the second stop is 15 minutes.

STOP 2

Shop, eat and explore in a quintessential picturesque town. Drive time to the third stop is 10 minutes.

STOP 3

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.

STOP 4

The fourth stop is up to you! Choose between a number of local businesses, trails or some fun photo ops.

Region

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Can depart from

Calgary Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Road Trip Snacks
  • Walking Shoes
  • Water

Additional Details

  • Accessible
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Dog-Friendly

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We're here to help!

Please see the approximate driving distances below. Please note this just includes round-trip driving distances and not time spent at stops.

  • From Calgary: 2 hours and 10 minutes / 170 km
  • From Okotoks: 2 hours / 169 km
  • From Cochrane: 2 hours and 45 minutes / 223 km
  • From Airdrie: 3 hours  / 259 km
  • From Red Deer: 5 hours and 15 minutes / 484 km

This trip can be done from Thursday - Sunday, and is best enjoyed in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

We recommend leaving anytime between 10:00 - 10:30 am if you're departing from Calgary.

You can bring your pup on Quirky Gems! The first stop will require you to do takeout, and the interior is very unique, so it's up to you if your pup comes for the day.

The trip includes patio options for when it's warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

We recommend bringing between 2- 5 people on your surprise road trip adventure.

None of your stops will require an entrance fee. We do suggest a number of shops and restaurants which are not included in the price of this itinerary.

After booking your trip, we'll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options.

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The place we’re far away from each other, and most of the places were closed

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LILY WHITE
A fun road trip

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.

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Quite the quirky gem trip!

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 !

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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.

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Kerri
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Country Farm and Furry Friends was amazingly fun and adventurous

I loved mostly every stop with the farm Animals. Feeding birds was the best. I had to skip 3rd spot to get to 4th Spot reservation for 2pm, but went back to spot 3 after. Love the people you meet too and coming across a classic car show at first stop. Next trip I am going to plan to go more earlier than suggested time. Also will return to some of the spots enjoyed the most to spend more time.