With over 225000 km of paved roads in Alberta, you can easily find a great place to ride to, Now to Decide where to go. We asked lots and lots of riders from all over Alberta for their favorite ride, here are the Top 3 Voted Rides in Alberta:

Top 3 Alberta Rides

Top 3 Rides in Alberta

  • Highwood Pass, Highway 40
  • Highway 93, Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Badlands, Dinosaur Provincial Park

Beautiful Day Rides

Great thing about these Top 3 Rides in Alberta are they each can be done in a day, you also can be do all 3 in a few days. Whether you are starting from Southern Alberta, Central Alberta or Northern Alberta, you can ride to all these places with ease. Some pointers to make these rides more amazing

Highwood Pass, Highway 40

This route goes through Kananaskis Country, the highest paved road in Canada the Highwood Pass. The Pass is open on June 15th every year, and not uncommon to ride through the summer and get caught in a snow storm. The elevation at the top of the pass is 2206 Metres (7238 FT), there are lots of animals all throughout the route.

Highwood Pass

What makes it a TOP 3?

The fresh air, the views, the diversity and the tranquility Highwood Pass offers is like no other! If coming from the north to the south, a great way to end the ride is at Longview Twin Cities Saloon, sit on their west facing deck, a smile on your face, you will know why it is voted Top 3 Rides in Alberta.

Gas, Food and Great Views

It is best to start out on a full fuel tank, there is a gas station at Fortress Junction, 40 km from where you turned south off Highway #1. The road is full of curves, inclines, declines and when rode on a weekday is pretty quiet. Watch out for Animals

Accessing the Highwood Pass

Riding from the north, you enter from Highway #1 into the Kananaskis Country at Highway 40 Junction.
Riding from the south, you enter Highway 40 on the North side of Longview.

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Highway 93

Highway 93, Lake Louise to Jasper

One of the most SCENIC roads in North America, you will ride through mountains, valleys, glaciers, rivers, creeks, parks and so much more. A camera never captures all the beauty you will see! Being in the mountains a few things to be aware of, weather can change in a heart beat, even more wildlife roams the area and speed limit is closely monitored. You must stop at the Athabasca Glaciers/ Columbia Ice fields, it will make you want to come back for more.

What makes it a TOP 3?

The views are like no where else on earth, you become energized, you connect with something that has been lost for a while, yourself. Looking for that day of wind therapy, come ride Highway 93, a smile will appear on your face, you will know why it is voted Top 3 Rides in Alberta.
Highway 93

Gas, Food and Great Views

It is best to start out on a full fuel tank, once you leave Lake Louise the next gas stop is at Saskatchewan River Crossing, 75km up the road and 175km further north you will arrive in Jasper. The Saskatchewan River Crossing is a great place to stop, if you do require fuel be prepared for very high gas prices! You can stop for food, beverages, avoid the cafeteria and head to the lounge and of course the views are amazing from here too. Watch out for Animals
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Accessing the Highway 93

Riding from the north, you enter from Highway #16 (Yellowhead) into the Jasper Provincial Park, where you pay a fee of $20, up to 7 bikes can be used in that fee.
Riding from the south, you enter from Highway 1 at the Castle Junction and Highway 93 intersection.

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Highway 93

The Badlands, Drumheller & Dinosaur Provincial Park

A total different type of SCENERY you will ride through, the mini grand canyons, the valleys, the HooDoo’s, the rivers, the parks and so much more. What most people don’t know is there is a difference between Drumheller Dinosaur Museum and the Dinosaur Provincial Park. These are 2 separate and different attractions, the museum displays the dinosaurs and the provincial park is the discovery of dinosaurs. The temperature will be hotter in this area, the average temperature is 5-10 degrees Celsius warmer than the rest of the province.

What makes it a TOP 3?

Spend some time touring around the badlands, go back in time, millions of years in time, ride across 11 bridges to get to the Last Chance Saloon in the hamlet of Wayne for a burger & a beer. Bring your cameras because once again you will know why it is voted Top 3 Rides in Alberta, a big smile on your face after taking in all the views.
Highway 93

Gas, Food and Great Views

A good idea to leave your location have a full tank of gas, there are so many different roads you can ride to get to a destination, you don’t want to run out. Coming from the North, ride down highway 56 quite a few unique attractions. Coming from the West, stop at Horse Thief Canyon for an amazing view and some historic stories. Coming from the South stop at amazing Dinosaur Provincial Park, our little grand canyon. Keep Hydrated
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Accessing the Badlands

With the badlands being a large area, there are several different ways to ride to this area of Alberta, heck you can even take the Bleriot Ferry. Great idea to spend a couple days riding all around the badlands, there are lots of places to stay in Drumheller.

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