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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

Suggested for
  • Families with children of all ages
  • Outdoor adventurers
  • Couples
  • Small groups (of 6 and under)
Available to depart
Available to depart between Wednesday and Sunday. This trip is best enjoyed in the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.


Stop 1

Fuel up in one of the most unique cafes in the country. Drive time to the second stop is 10 minutes.

Stop 2

Visit a historic Alberta landmark followed by a shop that had generated quite a lot of buzz. Drive time to the third stop is 15 minutes.

Stop 3

Shop, eat and explore in some quintessential picturesque towns. Drive time to the fourth stop is between 15 – 35 minutes

Stop 4

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

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to First Stop

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.


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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Outdoor Gear
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible

Frequently Asked Questions

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See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops.

• From Calgary: 2 hours and 10 minutes / 169 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

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

We recommend leaving anytime between 9:30 – 10:30 am.

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 up to 5 people. Some of the food stops along the way have a maximum capacity of 5 people per seating area.

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.

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.