[breth-tey-king] thrillingly beautiful, remarkable, astonishing, exciting, or the like. We assure you, these views will not disappoint. And, to assist in your adventure we have includeddriving directions. See how Calgary can become your basecamp to adventure. Enjoy.

JOHNSTON CANYON - 2 HRS

Walk through the tunnel at the end of the trail and find out how it feels to step into your own real life version of Narnia. See map with driving directions.

Johnston canyon


DINOSAUR PROVINCIAL PARK - 1.5 HRS

In the Blackfoot and Cree traditions, the Hoodoos are believed to be petrified giants who come alive at night to hurl rocks at intruders. So tread carefully. See map with driving directions.

badlands


BOW RIVER, CANMORE -  1 HR

Be sure to grab your rod and reel to get a firsthand view of some world class fishing along the Bow River. See map and driving directions.

Bow River
Photo Credit: Andy Best @andy_best


VERMILION LAKES - 1.5 HRS

An amazing view, with amazing access. Simply use the pull off ramp from the #1 highway to capture your own version of this picturesque sunset. See map with driving directions.

Vermilion Lakes


COWBOY TRAIL - 45 MINS

Take in a prairie sunset the way they were meant to be. Alberta’s Cowboy trail takes you to where the prairie sky and Rocky Mountains converge. Just south of Calgary, a day’s drive can get you deep into cowboy country but back to the city in time for dinner. See map with driving directions, route options.

Cowboy TrailPhoto Credit: Gavin Young/Calgary Herald

TOM CAMPBELL'S HILL NATURAL PARK - 10 MINS

Have a seat on a bench and take in the best vantage point the city has to offer. See map with driving directions from city centre.

Tom Campbell's Hill


#CAPTURECALGARY

No need to take a drive at all. Just log onto instagram.com/tourismcalgary and see the unique angles captured by other travellers.  

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