Alberta Road Trips From Calgary
Here are a few suggestions of places to visit in Alberta on road trips during the summer months.
Bragg Creek Provincial Park
Bragg Creek Provincial Park is a Canadian provincial park in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains at the eastern edge of Kananaskis Country. This park is located near the Elbow River and includes facilities for picnicking, hiking, and fishing. It is approximately 47.2 km from Calgary.
Drumheller is a town on the Red Deer River in the badlands of east-central Alberta. It is 110 kilometres northeast of Calgary. The Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley, often referred to as Dinosaur Valley. The Royal Tyrell Dinosaur Museum is a must see place to visit
The scenic town of Canmore is a located approximately 81 kilometres west of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park. It is located in the Bow Valley within Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.
Banff is a resort town and popular tourist destination approximately 126 km west of Calgary. It is Known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is also a destination for a variety of outdoor sports.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Head-Smashed-In is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Buffalo jumps in North America. The site has has an archaeological record that goes back 6,000 years. This World Heritage Site is open year round and offers an Interpretive Centre and walking trails.
Kananaskis Country is a multiple use area west of Calgary in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The area is named for the Kananaskis River, which was named by John Palliser in 1858 after a Cree acquaintance.