Day Trips For This Long Weekend!

We live in an absolutely stunning province. Alberta is world-renowned—people travel from all across the world to visit this incredible place. Big blue skies and mountain views are hard to come by, and if you ask anyone who has traveled lots or moved elsewhere, they always remark on the beauty of the land being one of the things they miss most about being here. 

We are so lucky to live in this beautiful place, and as such, we need to take advantage of all it has to offer! So many people live their life saying “It’s RIGHT here, I’ll get to it eventually…” and then they never do!

Make sure to check out the following places to explore in Alberta and soak in all the beauty this land has to offer this long weekend:

The Grotto: The Grotto is located just outside of Canmore. You can hike up a riverbed that has eroded away the land, leaving tall mountainous rocks on either side. Look carefully at the side of these cliff walls for drawings from ancient indigenous tribes! Keep on hiking for a beautiful waterfall on the right and cave further down the grotto to your left that are great places for a photo op and picnic. 

Waterton National Park: If you love beautiful mountain views, crystal clear waters, gorgeous old Lodge’s and quaint ice-cream shops, this is the place for you! It makes the perfect day trip. Expect lots of wildlife sightings on the way, from birds to bears. The town of Waterton is nestled right between the foothills and the mountains and has great hiking, small boutiques and beach areas. 

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump: This is a world heritage site that is a wonderful way to not only see something incredible, but to see something historical. You can walk along the cliff that the Buffalo used to be herded off of, explore the museum, and take in the beautiful prairies all at once. This is a great place for you to enjoy a day in the sun and learn something new.

Some other places we recommend visiting are Lake Louise, Frank Slide, Drumheller, Banff National Park, Glacier Park and Jasper. 

Get outside and enjoy beautiful Alberta this weekend! 

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