Reason #72 of '101 Reasons Why I Heart Edmonton'

The Road Trips

By Emil Tiedemann

Road trips are how most young Edmontonians experience some of their first and most memorable adventures, leaving the parents at home and grabbing a few friends and some 7-11 snacks to set out on the open road. 
Jasper, less than four hours west of Edmonton.

We’d put on some music, play some highway games, maybe share the occasional joint (don’t do drugs, kids!) on one of our pee breaks. Many times, it really had nothing to do with the final destination - a random selection from the provincial road map - but more so about the trip itself, sharing stories and making memories with your friends and family along the way to Jasper or Banff or Calgary

You get older, but the road trips don’t get old, though now they’re not as often, and perhaps taken with the family or your best buddy (& more pee breaks). But the essence of the road trip remains intact, driving down the highway as mountainscapes and scenic lakesides pass us by at 100 kms/hr. 
Drumheller, less than three hours southeast of Edmonton.

At points, you just have to pull the car over and take it all in, the glorious scenery that makes Alberta one of the most enticing road trip locales perhaps on the planet! We’re lucky to have so many placid stops just hours away from Edmonton, which happens to be conveniently situated right in the center of the province, surrounded by places like Canmore, Drumheller, Waterton, and Canada’s largest national park, Wood Buffalo

If you don’t believe me, or you’re new to town, I’ve put together a list of some of the best options for your next Alberta road trip. Don’t forget to gas up first!#yegroadtrip


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