What to do and places to visit in Alberta and British Columbia. Whether you’re planning a road trip to the Rockies or West Coast, or a day trip near Vancouver or Calgary, don’t miss these pre-planned routes!
Explore mountain trails, find fossils, visit a trading post and more! Get inspired with these unique places to visit near Calgary.
3-day weekend getaway
Heart of the fur trade
Departs from Edmonton – 545 km
Experience the life of a Métis Trapper, have fun on the water, enjoy the beach, and observe wildlife.
Banff and Jasper: the ultimate duo
Departs from Calgary – 945 km
Travel the famous Icefields Parkway and gaze upon mountainous landscapes and turquoise waters. Glaciers, waterfalls, canyons and hot springs await on this dream vacation!
Rocky mountain retreat
Departs from Calgary – 690 km
Hold a 500-million-year-old fossil at the famous Burgess Shale, rejuvenate in the hot springs, and embark on a scenic drive in the Rockies!
Explore marine wilderness at Gulf Islands, step back in time at Fort Langley, or visit a historic salmon canning line. There are so many unique places to visit near Vancouver!
A journey through time at Fort Langley
Departs from Vancouver – 95 km – 2-day
Explore the trading post, pan for gold, chat with the blacksmith, shoot a musket and spend the night at Vancouver’s only fort.
Take in the sea air
Departs from Vancouver – 260 km – 3-day
Enjoy the beach, explore secret bunkers and old military command posts. Stop by a historic cannery and spend the night in an artillery fort. A perfect mix of West Coast nature and history!
A trip to Pacific Rim
Departs from Vancouver – 570 km – 4-day
Stroll through the rainforest, unwind on the endless beaches along the Pacific, head out for a paddle or have the ultimate surfing experience.
Pacific coast splendor
Departs from Vancouver – 290 km
Relive the emergence of the West Coast fishing industry, mingle with fur traders, island-hop through the Gulf Islands and explore a former artillery fort.
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