After living in Alberta for a few years, you might feel like you've done it all. It can become easy to get into a dull routine of going to your regular spot. But it is time to shake things up. You will be surprised how many fantastic new adventures are only a short drive away. To help you have the best spring ever, we've gathered up some Alberta weekend trip ideas perfect for enjoying with your BFF.

One of the best parts of the new season is all the warm weather and plants blooming. It is the ideal time to get outdoors and go hiking and soak up the sunshine.

For an unforgettable day, the two of you can go on a tour of The Athabasca Glacier. This is perfect for your friends who are visiting you from out of province so you can show off the best in Alberta.

For a more lazy weekend, you can unwind at a stunning nordic spa or relax at indoor pool oasis. These low-key activities will give you plenty of time to rest and talk to your pal.

Where will you hit up first? Here are 11 activities that would make for a great weekend adventure with your best friends this spring:

See a Colossal Glacier 

Price: $87.00+

When: Friday, April 17 to Sunday, October 18, 2020

Address: Athabasca Glacier, Improvement District No. 12, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a tour of one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world and be amazed at Alberta's beauty.

Stay at a Back Country Hut

Price: $35.00+

Address: Yoho National Park, Field, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can stay a cozy wood cabin near hiking trails and alpine lakes and rough it with your BFFs.

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

Price: $85.00

Address: Kananaskis Nordic Spa, 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis, AB 

Why You Need To Go: You can pamper yourself at this massive Instagram-worthy spa that has saunas, steam rooms, hammocks, and five pools.

Snuggle Cute Animals

Price: $15.49

Address: Butterfield Acres Petting Farm, 254077 Rocky Ridge Rd. NW., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: There are so many adorable animals that you can see at this petting farm and there could even be baby goats this spring.

Hike Eiffel Lake Trail

Price: $10.00

Address: Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park, Improvement District No. 9, AB

Why You Need To Go: One not to miss hiking trail is the Eiffle Lake Trail where you can enjoy stunning lookouts of the lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Smell the Flowers

Price: 2020 Admission Rates TBA (2019 was $15.85)

Address: University of Alberta Botanic Garden, 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove, AB

Why You Need To Go: In the spring you can see all the colourful blooming flowers like tulips and lilacs.

Enjoy the View from a Suspension Bridge

Price: Free

Address: Star Mine Suspension Bridge, 3061 AB-10, Drumheller, AB

Why You Need To Go: Crossing the 117-metre suspension bridge you can enjoy an amazing view of the Red Deer River. 

Explore Writing On Stone Provincial Park

Price: $26.00 a night camping fee

Address: Writing On Stone Provincial Park, NW 36 TW1 Range 13, Milk River, AB

Why You Need To Go: You could feel like you're on mars at this otherworldy landscape with giant rock formations. 

Hit the Slopes One Last Time

Price: $127.00+

Address: 1 Sunshine access Rd., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: Before the snow melts, it is your chance to enjoy one more ski trip with your friends.

Relax at a Tropical Oasis

Price: $10.00

Address: Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave. SW., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: The Pool Side at Hotel Arts has a new inflatable air shelter, so it feels like summer year-round.

Stroll Along a Lake

Price: $7.90

Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, AB-5, Waterton Park, AB

Why You Need To Go: In the national park there are several short hiking trails like the Linnet Lake loop that takes only 20 minutes.

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