Welcome to Cool Little Towns!
We invite you to explore 250 kilometres of Alberta’s most scenic driving routes to and through seven of Alberta’s coolest communities.
We have created specific driving tours to help you plan the perfect day trip, less than one hour away from Calgary. Follow the routes as planned, or take them as a guideline to leap into your own adventure. You can always pack your bags and stay awhile too!
We have more than 300 unique shops, galleries, activities and experiences ready to delight you. Our rich history and progressive vibe are all on display with our museums, murals, theatre, arts and culture walks and musical experiences.
And let’s talk food! Whether you are looking for traditional Alberta beef or more eclectic options, we have more than 100 restaurants waiting to serve you. Many of our Cool Little Towns chefs feature deliciously prepared locally-sourced produce and meats that have put them on the map. If you are looking to source your own, we have popular shops, markets and u-pick farms (seasonal) along the way.
Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of urban trails to walk, hike and bike. Playgrounds, golf courses, rivers, splash parks, swimming pools, campgrounds and so much more make our Cool Little Towns places you will want to bring your date, friends or family.
Enjoy iconic prairie landscapes, deep rolling hills and mountain views along the way. Every season is beautiful. Year round events and celebrations add to your ideal experience.
Come visit! We’re ready to surprise you.