Summer is the perfect time to get outside and go on a road bike trip. Here are five of the best road bike loops in Western Canada. Each offers Instagram-worthy views and a brilliant opportunity for fresh air and a great workout.The Kettle Valley Rail Trail — In the late 1800s and early part of the 20th century, the Kettle Valley Railway played an important role in getting people — and goods — from Hope to Castlegar, through interior British Columbia. But by 1964, things and changed and these days, the once-abandoned tracks are an incredible 650-km hiking and biking trail that cuts through some of Western Canada’s best wine regions and scenic areas. It’s the longest trail in British Columbia, (Stop at the Kettle Valley Museum at mile zero if you want to learn more about the region’s train history.)The Golden Triangle — Every year, on the May long weekend, the Elbow Valley Cycling Club leads a very popular cycling tour through the Rocky Mountains, forming a triangle that starts at Castle Mountain and loops through Golden and Radium, British Columbia. Next year, 2020, will mark the 37th annual event. (When you’re in Golden, stop at the lovely Eleven22 restaurant for a relaxing, delicious dinner.)You don’t have to be part of the club to participate, but it’s definitely worth going with someone that’s biked it before and knows the ins and outs, and it’s not a great trail for young kids because traffic can be incredibly heavy. Some people tent along the way; we’ve always stayed in inexpensive motels and had one designated driver who packs extra gear, a first-aid kit, food and water.Kootenai Brown Trail — Head to Waterton National Park in Southern Alberta to experience the Kootenai Brown Trail, just one of the myriad trails found in and around the park. A 15.6-kilometre multi-use trail (meaning you can hike or run on it, too), it’s easy and beautiful, with great views of the lakes and mountains. It’s a good choice for families with younger kids, as it’s only 6.9 km one way. Dogs are allowed, too, but must be kept on leashes. Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail — Drive from Calgary to Banff, and you’ll notice cyclists zooming happily along a paved trail that follows the highway from Canmore to Banff. They’re on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, a beautiful 22-kilometre trail that starts across from the Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre on Bow Valley Trail in Canmore. Park free in Canmore and then bike to and from Banff; or use ROAM Transit to get a ride back to town. (Note that ROAM typically only has room for up to six bikes per ride.)The Jasper Discovery Trail — If you only have limited time in Jasper National Park, but you want to do something outdoorsy and fun, check out the Jasper Discovery Trail. This 8.3 multi-use trail literally encircles the town of Jasper and you can start it pretty much anywhere. The path also connects to other trails, if you want to push yourself further. Fuel yourself with coffee at the Bear’s Paw Bakery, and if you still have energy, don’t miss Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in the Rocky Mountains. Then finish your day with a hearty smoked meat platter and local beer at the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen. You will have earned every bite.