Ideas for an Alberta Stay-cation
most of us are choosing to stay close to home this summer break, but ultimately
still crave a break from our day-to-day. Alberta is home to so much beauty
& open spaces, allowing for fun local adventures that will still give us
that summer lovin’ feeling. Read on for a few fun ideas to take advantage of an
Alberta summer staycation.
Not only are
most local communities now outfitted with easy walking trails, if you dare to
adventure a little further you will find TONS of easy day hikes and paths
within Alberta limits. Think Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff – even as far out (or
as close!) as Drumheller. Just be sure you do a bit of research before, bring a
mask (just in case the trails are busy), sunscreen and snacks!
Drumheller, not only is it home to the famous dinosaur museum, but it also has
many other fun stops to visit which would make a fun day trip with kids. It is
also home to the world's largest dinosaur statue, coal mine historic site, amusement
park and a brewery. The Drumheller hoodoos, complete with walking trails, make
an insta-worthy photo backdrop.
doesn’t even require you to leave your own home! If you’ve been thinking of
trying your hand at camping but weren’t one of the lucky ones to snag a
campground spot this summer, maybe give it a go in your backyard. It will
certainly help you decide if you are up for sleeping on the ground all night or
if you are more of a “glamping” type and should start searching for RV rentals
for next summer!
The drive up
to Nanton can be slightly underwhelming, but you will be rewarded once you
arrive! The airspace museum is open for tours starting June 3rd. The Nanton
candy store is legendary around these parts, and you can always tour the row of
antique stores for a special little find.