Before you fully venture onto the winding roads, grab a coffee to prep for the day! We also suggest an optional farm visit for an additional price. Drive time to your second stop is 30 minutes.
One of the most iconic road trips in the world with a few secret surprises along the way. Incredible mountain towns, tasty local brews and food and a ton of photo-worthy views! Want to keep going towards Jasper? We included a 'want to keep going' section just in case.
- Scenic boardwalks and bridges
- Local eateries & breweries
- Short hikes with great views
- A fantastic mix of well-known and new destinations
- A one-of-a-kind animal experience (additional cost)
This itinerary can be used any day throughout the year!
- Outdoor Adventurers
- Active Families
- Weekends Away
Take a leisurely lakeside stroll while you soak up stunning mountain range views. Don't worry, this trail is just 2.3 km and flat! Drive time to your third stop is 22 minutes.
Occasionally overlooked but well worth a visit, your third stop is a fantastic local town. We've recommended a picturesque trail, a brewery and tasty spots for lunch. Drive time to your fourth stop is 24 minutes.
One of the most iconic road trip destinations in the world, and you get to go! Epic lookouts that are a photographer's dream, a couple of breweries, gorgeous lakes and more. BONUS: want to head all the way to Jasper? We have a 'Want to Keep Going' section if you want to continue the route.
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The hoodoo trail in Canmore was not suitable for small kids (ages 7 and 9) and would not recommend that. We also found some of the recommendations we're not so hidden like Johnston's Canyon which had busses (multiple) of people being dropped off at the trail head. The trail was single file, in both directions, and we had to wait in a line for 20 minutes to see inside the cavern. Otherwise we liked the recommendations and had a blast discovering Alberta Rockies.
I absolutely loved this trip! I went to Calgary for a work conference and bought this trip to do on a day off, and I wasn’t disappointed! This trip has everything: coffee/snack stops, gorgeous mountain view’s for days, cute small towns, roadside stops to soak in nature, food and drink options, a few hikes, and lots of amazing memories! You really can’t go wrong with this trip!
This was an excellent trip, we did it on July 31, for our 30th wedding anniversary. We didn’t finish the 4th envelope because we had a late start and tried to do everything. We will finish it in September and maybe caring onto Jasper 😎
You can't go wrong with this route if you're headed to Banff. Calgarians might know a few of these places, but there are other great recommendations. Lot of great options for each stop.
We're from Toronto and have done a few Guess Where trips in the past, when planning our trip out to Alberta in June we decided to order this. Great decision. It seemed like a pretty common route to take to the rockies, but it had suggestions we wouldn't have thought of on our own. We didn't end up doing the Jasper suggestions because it was pretty far. But they looked good too. Definitely worth the purchase.