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Day Trips from Calgary

By Viator, October 2013

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Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and is one of the largest cities in all of Canada. Popular for the Calgary Stampede, ecotourism, agriculture and the oil industry the city is full of things to see and do. It is also a great starting point for other nearby adventures. Here are a few suggested day trips from Calgary.

Visit Banff

Located a roughly 90minute drive away from Calgary is one of the countries top tourist attractions, Banff National Park and the resort town within it also known as Banff. The town and the surrounding areas are known as having some of the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes in all of the country. Popular year round Banff is a great place for stunning views of Emerald lakes with snow capped mountain back drops, Gondola rides with views as far as the eye can see, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking trips, hot springs, white water rafting tours, nature watching and so much more.

Walk on a Glacier


Located north west of the city between the popular towns of Banff and Jasper is the Athabasca Glacier which is part of the Columbia Icefield. The best way to get up close with this ancient piece of ice is to take a day trip like the Columbia Icefield Tour from Calgary. On the tour you will drive along the Icefield Parkway, which is known as one of the greatest mountain drives in the world as well as, visit Banff and Lake Louise with the best part being a ride in the all-terrain Ice Explorer. Once in the Ice Explorer you will drive onto the glacier and if you are lucky there will even be time to get out and walk on the 400+ year old glacier yourself for a very neat experience.

Explore Nature

If you are tired of the big city and you just want to get out and explore you might be interested in taking a Mountain, Lakes, and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary. On this day trip you of course get to see some stunning mountains, lakes and waterfalls in the surrounding areas. Visit everything from the popular Lake Louise, to the spiral tunnels at Kicking Horse Pass, Takakkaw Falls,  and the Valley of Ten Peaks just to name a few.

If you are visiting Calgary make sure that at the very least you spend one day exploring outside of the city.

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Columbia Icefield Tour from Calgary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

See the exciting Icefields Parkway on your way to the Columbia Icefield and explore the Athabasca Glacier with Ice Explorer! A dinner stop is made in Banff, ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $208.27

Beautiful Banff Day Trip from Calgary

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Take a full day to explore the Rocky Mountains, and travel along Tunnel Mountain Drive, with its wind carved rock formations. Then ride to the mountain top on ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.68

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover mountain lakes and waterfalls during this fabulous day tour. Visit Lake Louise, the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies" with its backdrop of the ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.42

Rocky Mountains Tour: Calgary to Jasper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Now is the perfect opportunity to travel from beautiful Calgary to Jasper. This is a great tour for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts and the casual ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, concludes Jasper, Canada
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $185.55

Calgary Self-Guided Driving Tour with GPS Navigation

GyPSy Guide is the perfect tour guide for your driving holiday in western Canada. You can install it into any vehicle by simply attaching it to the windshield ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $36.18

Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River

For an exhilarating day in the Canadian Rockies, enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure on the Kicking Horse River! It’s the perfect way to experience the ...  Read more

Location: Golden, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $89.50

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