Alberta could be mecca for roadtrippers.
Endless long roads with stunning mountainscapes and rolling prairies, wildlife, quaint towns and a rich history of explorers and pioneers.
Most visitors are here to see the Canadian Rockies with their towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper located inside the National Parks. And the Icefields Parkway drive connecting Lake Louise and Jasper has been designated as the “World’s Most Beautiful Mountain Drive”, for good reason.
If you are driving across the US border via Montana, allow some time to meander through Alberta’s southwest. Waterton National Park is less crowded, but offers the same rugged scenery and wildlife watching opportunities as its neighbour, Glacier National Park (on the US side).
Yes, the towns along Highways #2 and the Cowboy Trail #22 have antique stores and art galleries. But they also have great places to sample Alberta beef, in steaks, burgers or jerky, a distillery and even a Mexican food truck. The Frank Slide and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site are also nearby.
If you are an amateur paleontologist, have small kids, or enjoy world class museums, then don’t miss a trip to Drumheller, home to the Royal Tyrell Museum and a chance to dig for dinosaur fossils in the surrounding badlands.
Combined all the apps; Banff to Calgary, Banff Townsite, Banff – Lake Louise – Yoho, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Waterton and Alberta SW and Drumheller have over 1100 commentary points with stories, tips and directions to guide you throughout Alberta.
Purchase the apps that match your itinerary. Best value is the Canadian Rockies (includes Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Yoho, Icefields Parkway and Jasper).
Add on Drumheller and/or Waterton & Alberta SW if you are travelling to those areas.
If you are arriving via Calgary (Airport or Downtown) be sure to download the free Calgary to Banff, or if driving from Vancouver, the segments that cover between Vancouver and Kamloops and Kamloops to Banff.
Check out Travel Alberta’s roadtrip itineraries for ideas.
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