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Guide: 5 beautiful weekend getaways to check out this fall

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Escaping the city for a few days can be the very best way to unwind. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, a couples retreat, or a solo trip to the wilderness, Calgary is spoiled with some wonderful fall weekend getaways nearby. So, with that in mind, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Strongbow to put together a list of our top picks.

Strongbow, after all, is a master of nature. The refreshingly dry taste of their Original Dry Cider is directly a result of the natural apples it is made with, making it an obvious choice to enjoy while exploring the outdoors on a fall getaway near Calgary.

Here are 5 beautiful weekend getaways near Calgary you should check out this fall.

Elbow Falls


This small set of waterfalls along the Elbow River is a quiet spot perfect for an escape from the city. Plus, there are picnic areas nearby along with hiking trails and overnight camping grounds. Go for a stroll, view some beautiful waterfalls, then settle in for the night with some tasty Strongbow Cider. Does it get any better?

Where: AB-66, Bragg Creek

Mount Engadine Lodge

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Obviously, being surrounded by mountains means we’ve got to take full advantage of them. Sure, you can stay in a 5-star resort, but does that really feel like a fall getaway? Instead, nestle into nature and try out the new Glamping Tents at Mount Engadine. They’re cozy, isolated, and perfect for a true fall getaway just a 2-hour drive away from Calgary.

Where: 1 Mount Shark Rd

Eco Lodge Rocky Mountain Escape

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With 480 square foot log cabins, an impressively remote location, and plenty of adventure, this hidden gem is a fit for serious mountain lovers. Their secluded valley is actually protected as a Wildlands Park, so expect plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. Also, you’re only located about 15 minutes from Rock Lake, so canoeing is a top-notch option.

Where: Hinton, Alberta

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

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At this point, we shouldn’t have to even explain why this is an incredible fall weekend getaway near Calgary. After all, it’s gorgeous at any time of the year and every single picture taken of it is absolute fire. Also, the chilly fall air makes those hot pools feel even better.

Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis, AB

Lundbreck Falls

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Just off the Crowsnest Highway sits this oft-overlooked set of waterfalls. Set up a picnic, stay overnight in the scenic campground, and relax in a big, BIG way. This spot is great for fishing, swimming, and at the registered campsites, cracking a cool, crisp Strongbow Original Dry Cider. After all, that’s the best way to make a simple fall escape feel like a true getaway from Calgary.

Where: Range Rd 24B, Lundbreck, AB


This list of fall getaways from Calgary is just the tip of the iceberg for fall escapes in Alberta. But hey, clear your schedule, throw a case of Strongbow Original Dry Ciders into the trunk, and hit the road for your next fall destination. With that combo, we promise that you’ll find an adventure to remember.

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