Alberta Rockies and Badlands

Self-Drive Tour 6 Days / 5 Nights
Tour Map
  • 639.0 mi = 1022.4 km
  • Summer, Spring, Fall
  • 55.0 - 86.0°F = 12.8 - 30.0°C

Alberta Rockies and Badlands - 5 Day Self Drive Tour

Tour Itinerary

Take the free shuttle from the Calgary International Airport to the Executive Royal Hotel which is conveniently located close to EagleRider. Enjoy a nice dinner at a wide choice of restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. Located in southern Alberta, Calgary has experienced continuous growth largely due to its status of being the economic centre for the oil industry. Calgary has a rich western culture and has been nicknamed “Cowtown”. Every July the city hosts the Calgary Stampede, a huge rodeo and festival. Attractions include: the Calgary Tower with a 1,228 m high observation deck, Glenbow Museum of Art and History, Calgary Zoo and Olympic Park, built for the 1988 winter games.
Pickup your motorcycle at EagleRider of Calgary and set out on a breathtaking adventure as you ride south to Bragg Creek, a motorcycle friendly community known for western hospitality. From there you will continue south to Turner Valley Black Diamond, and Longview and then northwest on the scenic Highwood Pass toward Canmore. Part of Kananskis country, the pass is the highest paved road in Canada. Note: the pass is closed from December to June 15th to protect the bighorn sheep. Finish your day at a trendy boutique hotel in Canmore, a ski resort town set in the shadows of the Three Sisters Mountains.
Continue your journey west as you ride toward Banff and Lake Louise. Banff is Canada’s oldest national park located in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains. Watch out for wildlife including: Bison, Elk, Moose, Caribou, Wolves, Cougars, Bears, Mountain Goats, Big Horn Sheep, Lynx, Coyotes, Foxes, Raccoons, Badgers, and Gophers. Take a ride on a Gondola. Relax in the Hot Springs. Continue on the sweeping road as it winds through the mountain peaks to beautiful Lake Louise, your destination for this night.
Leave the beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Louise behind as you travel on the famous Icefield Parkway towards Jasper National Park. Take in the views of mountains, lakes and glaciers as you ride through the sweeping curves. Sign up for an adventure tour and take a walk on a glacier. Your final destination for the evening is a boutique hotel that provides a spectacular view of the Athabasca glacier and star gazing at night.
On this day your tour takes you east through scenic roads with mountain views toward Rocky Mountain House, with a rich history as a fur trading post of the Hudson Bay company. Continue east through Red Deer to your evening destination in Drumheller..
The last day of your tour takes you east through scenic roads with mountain views toward Rocky Mountain House, with a rich history as a fur trading post of the Hudson Bay company. Continue south back to Calgary along the historic “Cowboy Trail” scenic route through Canada’s Rocky Mountain foothills.
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