Look, there’s no beating around the bush! We’re totally in love with all the best places in Canada. Not only is it completely vast, with beautiful national parks and vibrant cities like Vancouver and Calgary, it’s also filled with the best road trips with Alberta and British Columbia being no exception. In fact, there’s a heap of places to see on a drive from Vancouver to Calgary that you really can’t miss.
Being one of the more popular road trip routes between the two provinces, a drive from Vancouver to Calgary is a great way to experience an epic taste of what western Canada has to offer.
After visiting British Columbia and Alberta quite a few times, we finally decided to take the plunge and drive between the two cities. In winter of all months!
Now, the first thing we’d say is that this that wintery conditions can be tough once you venture inland, so make sure you have the correct tyres on your rental car before setting off. We ended up making a mistake between “all-weather” and “snow tyres” which meant a detour back to Vancouver. Avoid this by planning with your rental company in advance and don’t get caught out like us.
That being said, regardless of what time of year you visit, you’ll be guaranteed a treat of epic places to see. I mean, British Columbia and Alberta really spoil you on this front! You’ll be pulling over all the time for pics and to explore.
So, to help you along your merry way, we’ve popped some of our best places to see on a drive from Vancouver to Calgary. All tried and tested, it’ll hopefully save you countless hours in searching for the key stopping points along the way.