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.
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.
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.