Looking to do some Alberta travel? Alberta, the most westerly of the prairie provinces, has splendour and breathtaking views that are obvious as soon as you arrive in this rocky mountain playground. From the Canadas highest peaks, biggest ski resorts and multitude of natural wonders and engaging cities, the attractions are endless.
Some of the highlights that Alberta travel has to offer include the Rocky Mountains, which are home to the world famous resorts of Banff National Park and Lake Louise. Banff National Park is a year-round protected wilderness area offering rugged alpine beauty, first-class comforts and some of the best powder skiing in the world.
Other stunning areas include Jasper, Canmore, Kananaskis, Lake Louise and Waterton they also offer vacation possibilities as diverse as the Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape. You can also visit the vast farmlands of Alberta’s Heartland, Southern Alberta and Northern Alberta.
Albertas capital city, Edmonton, is known for its warm hospitality. Here you will find the West Edmonton Mall – the world’s largest shopping and entertainment centre. With over 800 shops and services, 100 eateries, two hotels, seven theme park attractions, a spa and a casino, the West Edmonton Mall has made it into the Guinness World Book of Records. Edmonton is also well known for its scenic river valley and numerous art and music festivals.
A few hours away you will find another major city, Calgary. Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988 and is home of the Calgary Stampede, which attracts millions of visitors each year. The Calgary Stampede is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world, and it happens every July attracting the best professional cowboys in a challenge of bronc busting, bull-riding, roping and chuck wagon racing. Tourists get in on the fun with pancake breakfasts on the streets, square dancing, parties, parades and an enormous midway and exhibition. Other Calgary attractions include the world famous Calgary Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Prehistoric Park.
If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, the Bow River, which flows right through the City is a world famous trout fishing spot. You can also find activities such as hot air ballooning, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding and hiking.
Alberta’s Badlands offer Canada’s dinosaur capital with the world’s largest dinosaur and the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. There is lots to explore in Alberta, travel the province and see the abundant wildlife, the countless historic sites, and the diverse scenery.
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Banff & Lake Louise, Canadian Rocky Mountain Jewel
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Alberta Travel and Tourism Site
Official Alberta travel and tourism portal offering Alberta promotional items, post cards, screen savers and extensive links to attractions, events and tourist information.
Describes the six regions defined by the province. Features online hotel reservations, travel maps, and information about attractions, tours, restaurants, activities and shopping.
Banff Lake Louise
Official visitor information website for the communities of Banff and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Edmonton Tourism Site
An Edmonton tourism & travel guide Edmonton Tourism, our industry partners and the one-million warm and wonderful people of Greater Edmonton want to be sure you have a memorable stay in Edmonton
For Alberta travel to Calgary and the Rockies, offers online video, panoramas, maps, sample itineraries, festivals and events, accommodations and attractions.
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