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Quirky Gems

Quirky Gems

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One package is recommended for 1-5 people.

* PDF Instant Download will be emailed immediately after purchasing and is the entire trip in one PDF document.


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


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



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


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.



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


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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 Wednesday - 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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Unique and eclectic

I'm obsessed with the first stop recommendation - it was so cool! tis was a really fun trip and I didn't realize there were so many unique spots just outside of Calgary.

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So many gems outside of Calgary

The perfect day trip out of Calgary. We learned of so many cool businesses we'll be going back to. Went in the Spring, not sure I would have done it if there was too much snow on the ground.