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!


Alberta

Day trips

Depart from Calgary

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.

7-day vacations

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!


British Columbia

Day trips

Depart from Vancouver

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!

Weekend getaways

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.

7-day vacations

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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