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Our most recommended Calgary Driving experiences

Calgary: 2-hour E-Scooter City Highlights Tour

1. Calgary: 2-hour E-Scooter City Highlights Tour

Enjoy an e-scooter tour of Calgary with a guide. Wind through top attractions including the National Music Centre, Central Library, Bow Tower, Wonderland Sculpture, and Centre Street Bridge. Stretch your legs and snap photos at picturesque spots, and hear engaging stories along the way. Start the tour by meeting your guide and other like-minded travelers. Get suited on a scooter and go through through the controls. Go to an open cement pad to safely learn how to use the e-Scooter and learn the best practices for starting, stopping, turning, and potentially bailing if necessary. Once you're ready, hop onto a designated pedestrian lane and zoom down to the Stephen Avenue Walk. Take in the old Sandstone buildings that gave this town the nickname "Sandstone City." Be amongst the bustling action of the downtown core on a pedestrian-only roadway. Shortly after, make it to the Beltline, a neighborhood filled with incredible street art. Admire the marvel of architecture, Lougheed House National & Provincial Historic Site. Learn why it's preserved by the federal and provincial governments. Next, carry on down 12th Avenue to visit special areas in East Village. Witness the incredible architecture of the Central Library and the National Music Centre of Canada. Then, head back onto some terrific parks that surround the highlight of the tour, Bow River. Head back west to the Bow Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the city and home to a bent wire sculpture by Jaume Plensa, Wonderland Sculpture. Observe this piece of art, in front of a landmark building, that has wowed audiences from around the world. Continue to see what kind of power your scooters have by climbing the Centre Street Bridge to soak in the city views. Make it to Crescent Heights Lookout Point for a photo opportunity with your guide as your photographer. Safely descend the giant hill to Prince's Island Park, an oasis within the city. Check out the nearby Peace Bridge which is a highlight of Calgary. Pose for some pictures while your guide explains what makes the bridge unique and how its architect came up with the design. Turn a corner and find yourself back where you started. After your guide runs through the highlights that you experienced, say goodbye to your new friends.

Calgary: City Tour by Vintage-Style Sidecar Motorcycle

2. Calgary: City Tour by Vintage-Style Sidecar Motorcycle

Discover Calgary, in a unique and engaging way as you tour through the city in a vintage-styled sidecar motorcycle. Enjoy 360-degree views and perfect photo angles during this stylish and comfortable ride. Meet your expert driver-guide at the downtown hotel or at the base of the Calgary Tower to begin your tour. Your first stop will be at the Fort Calgary - the birthplace of Calgary at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, where you will discover the heritage connection between the northwest Mounted Police and the Indigenous Peoples. Then, head to Scotsman’s Hill, from where you will be able to see the Stampede Grounds, the Saddledome, the National Music Centre, and the Calgary Tower. From there, enjoy the ride through the rejuvenated East Village to highlight the art and community engagement strategies of this progressive city. Next, make a stop on Crescent Road for views of Downtown and the Rocky Mountains that anchor our horizon. Drive down Centre Street to experience the diversity of the city, and glimpse the iconic Wonderland art installation, while you wave up at the visitors on the glass floor of the Calgary Tower. Finally, return to your pick-up location where your tour will end.

Calgary: Sidecar Motorcycle Tour of Rocky Mountain Foothills

3. Calgary: Sidecar Motorcycle Tour of Rocky Mountain Foothills

Experience the wonderful landscapes and stunning vistas that are found in the Foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This fully guided 3 hour experience takes you around Calgary and into the region to the southwest of the city. Escape from the hustle of the city and enjoy ranching country during this unique tour. Discover the landscapes around Calgary and tour on the less-traveled roads that allow you to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Alberta. Enjoy many opportunities for photos with the mountain ranges as the backdrop and the city of Calgary from a distance. This tour may include a stop at a farmers’ market and bistro while driving past ranches with cattle, elk, and sometimes bison.

Calgary: Scenic Cochrane and Canmore Sidecar Motorcycle Tour

4. Calgary: Scenic Cochrane and Canmore Sidecar Motorcycle Tour

This 5.5-hour adventure leads to the Rockies by way of a less-traveled, more scenic roadway. From your pickup location in Calgary, head to Cochrane and its quaint, old western downtown streets. The drive along the Cochrane Hill highway offers views into the mountains and over the ranch landscape that lies on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. From Cochrane, glide along the picturesque Highway 1A. The speed of travel is such that you’ll have a chance to enjoy the scenery and snap photos of wildlife as you pass by. Enjoy the ride past lakes and rock faces, as well as sweeping highway corners that reveal portions of the Bow River Valley. Arriving in Canmore, tour the townsite and visit the Alpine Centre, home of the 1988 Olympic biathlon and cross-country skiing events. A lunch stop at one of the local eateries, depending on your food preferences, is available at your cost. The return to Calgary can be along the 1A or along the Trans-Canada Highway as per your choice.

From Calgary: High Spirits Adventure in a Sidecar Motorcycle

5. From Calgary: High Spirits Adventure in a Sidecar Motorcycle

This 5.5 hour adventure showcases the spectacular scenery of the Blue Rock Wilderness and Sheep River Provincial parks. The trip begins with a short trip through the foothills southwest of Calgary.  Travel in the sidecar of a vintage-styled motorcycle through rolling hills, ranch lands and along mountain meadows to the headwaters of a glacial stream in the heart of Kananaskis country. There will be stops along the way for photos. Then, wind your way down the Sheep River Valley to the Eau Claire Distillery and the Chinook Arch Meadery (as time permits) where you can sample the local products. There may also be a stop at the world’s largest glacial erratic, the Big Rock. This tour is fabulous in the morning, as the light is exceptional for photography, or in the late afternoon with the sunset changing the landscape.

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What people are saying about Calgary

My husband and I took our 12-year-old grandson. We all loved it! Great information about the city, congenial and knowledgeable guides/drivers, safe and comfortable ride. Highly recommend!

Great way to see the awesome scenery from Calgary to Canmore. Warren and Nicole are knowledgeable tour guides and make the tours very interesting. Highly recommend this company!