Days 1 - 2: Calgary, Canada
Steeped in western culture, Calgary is referred to as ‘Cowtown’ and is home to the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’; the annual 10-day Calgary Stampede.
Explore lively downtown which is full of western boutiques, cool restaurants and live music venues playing everything from country to jazz. The views from the Calgary Tower Observation Deck are worth taking in too. Or, step back in time at the Heritage Park Historical Village. This 127-acre settlement will captivate you with Western Canada's historic challenges, triumphs and personal stories through the ages.
Days 3 - 4: Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
Distance: 268 km / 166 miles
Today you’ll collect your motorhome and head south through the rolling prairie hills and cattle country to Waterton Lakes National Park, characterized by the meeting of the Rocky Mountain peaks with the low-land prairies.
Perhaps take a drive to Redrock Canyon, keep a lookout for bears on the drive as they are regularly seen along the road. Once at the canyon, you could take a walk to Blakiston Falls, take the Shoreline Cruise down the lake or drive the Akamina Parkway and rent a canoe on Cameron Lake.
Days 5 - 6: Glacier National Park, USA
Distance: 157 km / 97 miles
Cross the border into the USA on the drive to Glacier National Park. The park offers rugged mountain ranges, spectacular lakes, alpine meadows and forests. For those wanting to enjoy the wilderness and tranquillity, there’s an extensive network of trails that you can explore, with beautiful waterfalls and viewpoints. You can also discover an abundance of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, cougars, mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Why not drive the famous 'going-to-the-sun' road, see goats at the Goat Lick Overlook or go canoeing on Lake McDonald.
Day 7: Deer Lodge, USA
Distance: 340 km / 211 miles
Today you’ll drive through Big Sky Country. The Seeley-Swan scenic drive is a 145 km/90 mile long corridor that stretches through the Swan Valley from Swan Lake to Seeley Lake. You’ll get that real cowboy feel at Deer Lodge with its wide open spaces and vast herds of cattle.