The Long and Unknown Road
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The Long and Unknown Road

The Long and Unknown Road

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One package is recommended for 1-5 people.

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If you love a long and interesting drive, this trip is for you! This trip is approximately 5 hours round-trip from Calgary, so we recommend leaving super early or extending your stay into an overnight getaway.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit an iconic roadside stop
  • Explore historic attractions
  • Wander around a waterfall
  • Visit a ton of photo ops


This itinerary can be used anytime of the year on any day.


  • Avid roadtrippers
  • History buffs
  • Overnight getaways
  • Photographers



The first stop is the perfect place to start your trip. We've also added in a few extra road side bonus stops if you have more time. The drive time to the next stop is the longest, and will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Get your cameras out for this second stop. This might be one of your favourite places of the day. Drive time to the third stop is only 6 minutes.


The third stop offers two quick and interesting attractions that are surprisingly beautiful. Drive time to the fourth stop is 1 minute.


End your day at this powerful site. Soak in the history of the site and its natural surroundings. We've recommended quite a few bonus stops for your trip back home.



Can depart from

Calgary Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

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

Additional Details

  • Dog-Friendly


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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: 4 hours, 42 minutes / 448 km

From Okotos: 3 hours, 50 minutes / 353 km

From Cochrane: 5 hours, 19 minutes / 486 km

From Airdrie: 5 hours, 5 minutes / 500 km

This trip can be done any day of the week and is best done Spring - Fall when there's no snow on the ground. It's a long and rural drive!

We recommend leaving at 8:30 am. The later you leave the less time you have to enjoy all of the stops!

You can bring your pup on The Long and Unknown Road! 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.

All of the stops can be experienced for free; however, there is an entry fee if you choose to go inside any interpretive centres along the route. As well, stops for meals, snacks, store products and/or local souvenirs will require payment.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Tori Guderyan
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Best Family Roadtrip

This was my first guess where trips and I have to say I absolutely loved it. It took us to places we would never have went to and very family friendly! We did everything listed on our trip so it took us 3 days to complete. They have a QR code that you can scan for directions as well, use that if you can.. personally my phone would work to scan it

Sydney Bates-Schouten
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Get the driving tunes ready!

The stretch between stop one and stop two was definietly long so be prepared with snacks, podcasts and stellar road trip playlists. Once you get to the main area of the trip there are so many unique outdoor things to see. I sure filled up my camera roll at the third stop. LOVED the brewery at stop four and wish I lived closer to go on a regular basis.