Hit the road in the foothills and explore the magnificent and majestic scenery of the Rocky Mountains.

Kick this trip off by heading west out of Calgary on one of two routes.
You can ride along the Trans-Canada (HWY 1) or take Glenmore Trail (HWY 8), both of which will meet up with the famous Cowboy Trail (HWY 22).

If you head out early, stop in for a full breakfast at the friendly Bragg's Korner Kitchen. If you're rolling out a bit later, pull up to Moto Cafe and grab a coffee or tea, a baked good and check out some very cool moto enthusiast paraphernalia.
From either location you have a great location to browse around town, home to many cool little shops, studios, and natural space.

Once you head out, you'll be heading south east to the town of Turner Valley. This next trip also offers choice in routes available to get to your next destination. For new riders or valley view lovers, you can take the Cowboy Trail (HWY 22) all the way there. For a more scenic route, you can twist and turn along Alberta 762 to Millarville to meet the Cowboy Trail.

When you get to Turner Valley, you'll probably be thirsty. Stop in at Eau Claire Distillery, Fahr Brewery, or the Woodstock Hotel to make sure you stay hydrated.
Just down the road, stop and take a stroll through Black Diamond. Offering an eclectic shopping experience, art galleries, a brewery, and this cool little town also offers a town wide historical plaque tour.

When moving on from Black Diamond, head south on the beautiful Cowboy Trail to Longview. Here you can stop to pick up some world-famous Longview Jerky, or enjoy the old ranching vibe on the patio at the the Twin Cities Hotel and Saloon.  When you're ready, head south out of town and be sure to keep an eye out for a few miles of fence topped with baseball caps.

Just south of Longview is the historic Bar U Ranch where you can trade your wheels for a wagon ride as you shift gears, slow down and wander the historic buildings and land of this famous ranch. By doing so, you'll walk in the same steps of a royal prince and infamous outlaw in the same day.

When departing Bar U Ranch you can choose one of two routes to get to our next destination. It's a shorter ride across highway 540, however the extra 15 minutes down and across highway 533 offers some pretty nice views and riding.
No matter how you get to Nanton, your next stop is The Bomber Command Museum.

Honouring those who served with Bomber Command during WWII, you can arrange for a guided tour or walk through the museum at your own pace. You'll learn about the people and planes of Bomber Command through the incredible collection of artifacts, archives, videos, simulators, and interpretive displays.
Be sure to check their website for guided tours or features that need to be booked ahead of time. You don't want to miss out!

From the museum, you'll head north east towards High River. Depending on your personal gas tank, you can stop at the Hitchin Post for a bite or discover the abundance of choice that awaits in Okotoks.

This tour stops at

Located in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta. They are a family-owned and operated café & bakery where locals and visitors find our specialty blends of coffee, small batch in-house baking made from s..

In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Bragg’s Korner Kitchen serves up a cozy family dining experience (especially those Sunday buffets in the winter!). Opened by long time locals with a cooking ba..

See first-hand how it’s all made at Alberta's original distillery and then stay around for tastings and a delicious locally-sourced menu!

At the heart of The Cowboy Trail is the cool little town of Turner Valley, home to Kicker’s Bar at The Woodstock Hotel. Home to great food and even better music, Kicker’s Bar hosts a Saturday Night ja..

A unique boutique in Black Diamond, Bohemia provides its customers with fair trade, local and just plain cool products.

The Twin Cities Hotel still has its original 1938 first-class country charm, plus you can experience a bit of Little New York history. Sunday afternoons feature smooth unplugged music performances by ..

That aroma you smell as you’re walking down Longview’s main street can only mean one thing.

Established in 1882, it is one of longest standing ranches in Alberta and has hosted princes, outlaws, and a whole lot of history!

The Lancaster Bomber is one of the most iconic aircraft associated with World War II, and very few of these amazing planes are left. Nanton’s Bomber Command Museum is not only home to a Lanc, but also..

The Hitchin’ Post Drive-In has been a mainstay in High River’s food scene since 1969. Serving up all the old-school favourites including burgers, ice cream, hot dogs, deep-fried mushrooms, fries, onio..

A community favorite, The George Traditional House is an English-style pub in Okotoks. This house is warm and full of laughter. They believe in making new friends, some come on in and enjoy the great ..