Road Trips from Calgary

The Badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park
The Badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park
Best Road Trips

Road Trips from Calgary

Explore dinosaurs, mountains, and prairies on the best road trips from Calgary.

Start your road trip adventure in Calgary and discover the road trips waiting for you in every direction. Dig up dinosaurs in the Badlands, summit the Canadian Rockies, and ride the rails through the prairies, with the best family road trips just beyond the city limits. Ready for a road trip?

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Dinosaur Road Trips from Calgary

Start your road trip adventure and discover the dinosaur experiences awaiting you within a 3-hour drive of the city. The Badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park, fossils at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, hikes in the Drumheller Valley, and history of the Atlas Coal Mine are just a short drive from Calgary.

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Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Scott Bakken)

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Location: Iddesleigh, AB T0J 1T0

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Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Davey Lieske)

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

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World’s Largest Dinosaur in Drumheller

World’s Largest Dinosaur in Drumheller (Photo credit: Neil Zeller)

Drumheller Valley

Location: 224 Centre St, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4

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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Roth & Ramberg)

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Location: 110 Century Dr W, East Coulee, AB T0J 1B0

 

Mountain Road Trips from Calgary

A day in the mountains is an essential part of any trip to Calgary. Discover why locals love living so close to the Canadian Rockies and start your mountain road trip travelling from Calgary to Banff. Add the heights of the Banff Gondola, the splash of the Lake Minnewanka Cruise, or the thrill of Rockies Heli Canada to your bucket list and get ready for an adventure.

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Banff National Park

Banff National Park (Photo credit: Devaan Ingraham)

Calgary to Banff

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Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola (Photo credit: Chris Amat/Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection)

Banff Gondola

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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Lake Minnewanka Cruise (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Damian Blunt)

Lake Minnewanka Cruise

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Rockies Heli Canada

Rockies Heli Canada (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Darren Roberts)

Rockies Heli Canada

 

Prairie Road Trips from Calgary

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Blackfoot Crossing

Blackfoot Crossing (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Katie Goldie)

Blackfoot Crossing

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Aspen Crossing

Aspen Crossing (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Colin Way)

Aspen Crossing

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Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Colin Way)

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

Location: Township Rd 17B and, Township Rd 17A, Longview, AB T0L 1H0

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Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/AV Wakefield)

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

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