Looking to get out of Calgary for the day? Here are three amazing places that are driving distance from Calgary.
3. Cave and Basin Natural Historic Site
This historic site was reopened in 2013 and it was built around many thermal springs back in the late 1800’s. The site features plenty of natural history and it also has a bathing pavilion as well so you can take a guided tour around the area knowing the rich history that it has to offer. It also has narrow tunnels and a very dimly lit cave with a walk over the marshlands.
Driving Distance:129 Km
2. Banff Lake Cruise
This cruise provides an unforgettable sightseeing experience. You’ll be able to get some unbelievable photos in this cruise and it will take you through the history, folklore and geology of the area as well. You’ll also learn about the mountains, vegetation and wildlife, so you can get up close and personal with the scenery that makes this cruise so unique when compared to others.
Driving Distance:127 Km
1. Glacier Ice Walk
The glacier ice walk is ideal for anyone who wants to experience something out of the ordinary and it’s only a short drive away from Calgary. The ice walk will give you the thrill of a lifetime due it’s curved walkway that’s suspended over ice, rock and snow. The views you can see from the bridge are absolutely stunning and you won’t see anything like it anywhere else. The amazing thing about this bridge is that there are no supports under the arc, and it appears to float from the cliff side. This makes it all the more special for anyone who pays it a visit and it has some phenomenal sights to offer. It doesn’t matter whether you want a great view or to simply marvel at the architecture, the glacier ice walk is certainly not to be missed. It has also been designed by a local company called Sturgess Architecture which adds to the appeal.
Driving Distance:414 Km