Welcome to Alberta
Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. It’s a vacation destination you won’t soon forget, filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels.
So many places to visit! Will it be the Rocky Mountains to the west, with world-renowned Banff and Jasper, Canadian Badlands that cut a swath to the east? Is it time to explore the boreal forest and lakelands of the north or will it be the grasslands and rolling prairies of the south? Be sure to explore our major cities, Edmonton and Calgary, vibrant centres for the arts, shopping and dining.
Our Rocky Mountain parks are loaded with outdoor adventures. In summer, ride horses, hike endless trails, watch for wildlife, golf our signature courses, or go for a paddle on a turquoise lake. In winter, do something you’ve never done before – dog sledding, ice climbing, heli-skiing or walk through a towering ice-draped canyon. Rejuvenate in the steaming waters of a natural hot spring. Savour locally sourced gourmet fare and stay in an authentic mountain lodge.
Explore the moonscape of the Canadian Badlands and go on a dig for dinosaur bones. Visit our UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience our western culture on a working ranch and take part in a cattle drive or practice your ya-HOO at the annual Calgary Stampede. Venture north into a land of churning whitewater, backcountry lodges and trophy fishing. In every corner of this beautiful place, authentic adventures await.
Riding on the back of a Harley Davidson up to Pyramid Lake in Jasper with my mom in the sidecar. Talk about a once in a lifetime sight!
N. Smith, Alberta