Have we mentioned, more than a few hundred times, how much we adore living in Alberta? To visit Alberta, with the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west and the wide open prairies rolling eastward, the province tantalizes visitors with beauty. Travel to the pristine mountains towns of Jasper, Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise.
Stop in the multicultural and vibrant cities of Edmonton and Calgary for festivals and world class cuisine. Hike through the Canadian Badlands and search for fossils during a dinosaur dig.
Like glistening droplets on a turquoise mountain lake, these highlights of a vacation in Alberta are often what define key experiences. Yet the western action of the Calgary Stampede, the famous vista of Banff’s Mount Rundle and a walk on the Glacier Skywalk and Columbia Icefield near Jasper only scratch the surface of what it means to visit Alberta.
Could a tour of Alberta be complete without learning of the First Nations people who were the early inhabitants of this land? From the fascinatingly named Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, to Writing on Stone Provincial Park to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, the traditional culture provides visitors a historical foundation.
Exploring the vastness of Alberta by car leaves visitors with an appreciation of the diversity of landscape. The Crowsnest Highway takes an emotional journey to the site of the Frank Slide where in 1903 90 million tons of limestone slid over the town in 90 seconds.
The Icefields Parkway provides some of the world’s most jaw dropping mountain scenery. Watch for a hundred or more glaciers as your eyes dart between waterfalls and wildlife.
Head north with your canoe, kayak or fishing rod to forest lined tranquil lakes. Have you always wanted to see the Northern Lights? Fort McMurray’s northern location provides dazzling displays. Find your inner cowboy in Alberta working at a ranch or riding horse through mountain streams. Step back in time and board a working steam train.
Visit Alberta Summer or Winter
Summer or winter Alberta provides endless opportunities for an active holiday. Hit world renowned slopes with downhill skis, rent ice skates to glide on Lake Louise, try a multi-generational snow tubing ride or take your time on cross country skis. Grab your hiking boots or bicycle to explore paths and routes throughout the province.
Looking for more adventure? How about heli-snowshoeing in deep mountain powder? White water rafting or canyoning more your style? Fly like a bird with a jetpack at Sylvan Lake. Slide on Athabasca’s sand dunes. Ice climbing and rock climbing; adrenaline junkies can find it all in Alberta.
Sounds like you will be busy when you visit Alberta. Or perhaps you will have to come back more than once. We will be here gushing about our home and waiting for you.
What do you love best about where you live?
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