Summer may be winding down but there’s still time to hit the open road. If you’re thinking that you need to pack your bags and get out on your bike, we’d recommend heading west, where the winding roads of the great Canadian Rockies offer some of the best motorcycle trips in the country. Here are just a few of our faves.

Kananaskis Trail

Also known as the Highwood Pass (or just highway 40), the route from Calgary to Longview is about 314 km and can be done within a day — but plan for a full day. There are some spectacular views and a number of places to stop to take it all in.

Creston to Nakusp scenic ride

This ride follows British Columbia’s highway 3A and takes you through some easy curves along Kootenay Lake shore. It also includes a short, free ferry ride across the lake and onto highway 31 to the perfectly quaint town of Kaslo.

Cowboy Trail

Tucked in between the Rockies and the rolling foothills, the Cowboy Trail is 735 km of Alberta’s ranching heritage. The trip will take you through some unique towns and features a number of intriguing places to stop and stay, all of which keep in line with the cowboy way of life.

Peace River area (Grand Prairie to High Level)

Travelling from Grand Prairie to High Level, this is the gateway to the Rockies. Taking you through Peace country, you’ll ride through an incredible mixture of prairie, boreal forest and mountain ranges. Full of numerous parks and lakes, this piece of Canadian landscape will provide you with some beautiful views and great memories.