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Rural Adventures

Rural Adventures

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)


Scenic driving routes, a ton of photo-worthy views and rural, small town vibes await you on this surprise road trip.

Trip Highlights

  • Unbelievable views and easy hikes overlooking dramatic landscapes
  • Delicious local cafes & restaurants
  • Take a step back in time with a few hidden gems
  • A 'choose your own ghost town' experience


This itinerary can be done Monday - Saturday throughout the year.


  • Couples
  • Photographers
  • Seniors
  • Families with children of all ages



Start your day at one of the most unique landscapes in Canada and head out for a brief stroll. For the history buff in the car, we also included a seasonal museum as a bonus. Drive time to your second stop is 30 minutes.


Be wowed with expansive lookouts, stretch your legs and get your camera ready! Drive time to your third stop is 15 minutes.


Surely you have worked up an appetite by now. Pop into town and enjoy local roasters, un petit bistro, a funky brewery or a happening burger joint. We've also recommended a couple of our favourite up-and-coming shops. Drive time to your fourth stop is 25 minutes.


To end this surprise road trip adventure we're sending you to a few hidden (and maybe eerie) gems. If you want to keep going we have also included one last picturesque trail.



Can depart from

Calgary Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Lip Balm
  • Road Trip Snacks
  • Walking Shoes
  • Water

Additional Details

  • Accessible
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Kid-Friendly


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: 4 hours and 26 minutes / 366 km

From Okotoks: 4 hours and 50 minutes / 414 km

From Cochrane: 4 hours and 40 minutes / 399 km

From Red Deer: 5 hours and 5 minutes / 417 km

From Lethbridge: 6 hours and 26 minutes / 576 km

From Edmonton: 7 hours and 42 minutes / 664 km


You can bring your pup on Rural Adventures! If you’re visiting in the summer and plan to bring your dog, remember it can get extremely hot so never leave your furry friend in the car.

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.

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

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Weekend trip!

I am from Ontario and decided to do this trip while I was visiting Calgary. Getting to roam around former booming towns that have since been abandoned was BEYOND cool. I am also not used to the type of landscape here, so I was in awe the entire trip.

I would say the second stop was my fave between the viewpoints and the fun little photo op.