Alberta Vacation Ideas, Getaways & Itineraries

There’s no shortage of getaways in Alberta! Here are few ideas!

5 Train Tours to Explore Alberta This Summer

5 Train Tours to Explore Alberta This Summer

Hop onboard a variety of train excursions and take in different rail experiences all around Alberta. The train rides in Alberta vary between historic and educational, and entertaining and memorable. Railways were a huge part of Alberta’s economic development, and it makes for a special vacation to travel, dine, or see the less travelled parts of the prairies. Aspen Crossing Train Excursions Take your pick from a variety of unique and fun train adventures with the Aspen Crossing Excursions. During your travels, Aspen Crossing will wine and dine you, and show you some of the best prairie views around southeast ...
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25 Summer Activities & Adventures in Edmonton’s River Valley

25 Summer Activities & Adventures in Edmonton’s River Valley

Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River valley can offer all sorts of summer fun. Try something more adventurous like getting out on the river with a raft or kayak or rent an e-bike and head to the paved trails which travel the entire city’s width. More relaxing outings await you in the expansive river valley as well like family picnics, scenic walks, photo opportunities, and more golf than you could imagine for your city! Photo Walks Between the old and new parts of the river valley, or the man-made and natural parts of it, there are photo ops around every corner suitable ...
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Boat Tours & Scenic Cruises in Alberta

Boat Tours & Scenic Cruises in Alberta

What better way to experience the aquamarine waters of Alberta than on a boat cruise that takes one on a trip along the majestic views of the Canadian Rockies? ...
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13 Ways to Have Fun in Elk Point, Alberta

13 Ways to Have Fun in Elk Point, Alberta

The are several reasons to take a trip east of Edmonton, and several more reasons to visit the town of Elk Point! Eastern-central Alberta is home to rolling lake lands, the North Saskatchewan River, and rich history and cultures in which to immerse yourself. This riverside town is at the crossing of Buffalo Trail (AB-41) and AB-646 on the North Saskatchewan’s northern banks. The river provides a lot to do, but also creates scenic views from town. Being near the River, lakes, a provincial park, and Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail means there is plenty of year-round outdoor recreation in and ...
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Cut-Flower Gardens: U-Pick Flower Farms to Visit in Alberta

Cut-Flower Gardens: U-Pick Flower Farms to Visit in Alberta

Within Alberta are four farms and gardens dedicated to growing rows upon rows of fresh florals ready for u-pick. The u-pick flower farm experience in Alberta offers colourful florals, often those native to Alberta. You’ll encounter u-pick sunflowers, lilies, tulips, wildflowers, and more. These farms have staff onsite to help educate you on proper care or to provide styling tips for your bouquets. The fun doesn’t have to end at the u-pick gardens either; these farms offer plenty of other activities to fill your day out like shopping, dining, photography, and exploring. 12 of the Best Gardens & Conservatories to ...
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U-Pick Berry and Vegetable Farms In and Around Edmonton

U-Pick Berry and Vegetable Farms In and Around Edmonton

There are several farms that surround the Edmonton area and who provide the chance to pick your own fruits and vegetables! The u-pick farms and orchards in the central Alberta prairie setting offer a plethora of berries! Literally take your pick of black currants, Haskap berries, raspberries, Saskatoon berries, cherries, and many other sweet fruits native to Alberta. These generous local farms usually charge a small picking fee or will charge by the quantity you picked. Some of the farms offer other activities, picnic areas, and tours of the grounds so you can make a fun and family-friendly day trip ...
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Must Do Indigenous Cultural & Heritage Experiences in Alberta

Must Do Indigenous Cultural & Heritage Experiences in Alberta

There are several ways to learn about Alberta’s Indigenous heritage and culture: dining at one of our Indigenous-owned restaurants, an afternoon of shopping and art gallery browsing, or through immersive, exciting, and educational opportunities. 5 Places to Enjoy Indigenous Food in Edmonton Museums & Historical Sites 1. Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Áísínai’pi This sacred location about 100 km southeast of Lethbridge, is home to ancient native art, hoodoos, steep sandstone cliffs and according to some, powerful spirits. Your visit to this unique location offers a chance to see pictographs and petroglyphs, including a detailed battle scene, that is more than 3,000 ...
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Best Campsites in Alberta You Don't Need to Reserve In Advance

Best Campsites in Alberta You Don’t Need to Reserve In Advance

Yes! Alberta does have many provincial Park campsites which are first-come-first-served (FCFS): 159 to be exact. Booking in advance can seem ideal, but there is a bit more adventure in heading out to the Rockies or the forest and hand-picking your site. Hidden within some of Alberta’s Provincial Recreation Areas and Provincial Parks are some gorgeous campsites which can be remote, can be mountain-, creek- or lakeside, or which can be right off the main highways but hidden in the forest. And they provide all the basic campsite needs like picnic tables, firepits, and pit/vault washroom access. Some quick tips ...
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Summer Adventures in Clearwater County

Summer Adventures in Clearwater County

Where is Clearwater County you may ask? This area of the province of Alberta is not commonly recognized by its county name, but rather by the attractions or natural sites within its region. Even if you haven’t heard of the County, we bet you have heard of some of the famous places to visit here, such as the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, or even the natural sites in the gorgeous David Thompson Country zone. There are lots of little museums, Provincial areas, hikes and adventure activities, and much more to be discovered here this summer. Clearwater County is ...
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12 Things to Do This Summer in and Around Lac Ste. Anne

12 Things to Do This Summer in and Around Lac Ste. Anne

Lac Ste. Anne County stretches northwest from Onoway along Highway 43 and through mostly forest and lakes. In the southeast corner of the county are Lake Isle, Lac Ste. Anne, Majeau Lake, and Lac la Nonne. When you continue Northwest on AB-43, you’ll encounter the town of Sangudo on the banks of the Pembina River, and Mayerthorpe further west. Whether you want to plan a weekend getaway or visit as a day trip from Alberta Capital Region, here are 12 things to do this summer in Lac Ste. Anne County. George Pegg Botanic Garden During your visit to this garden, ...
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25 Summer Day Trips With Kids From Edmonton

25 Summer Day Trips With Kids From Edmonton

You and your family have plenty of options for summer fun around Edmonton. If you’re planning a family day trip for this summer, consider the huge variety of options available right in your backyard. The counties surround Edmonton, and beyond, are filled with things to see, things to do, and things in which you can immerse yourselves. Your family has options for recreational, educational, entertaining, and/or scenic day trips in all directions from Edmonton. Big Alberta Items The northeast corner surrounding Edmonton is filled with giant roadside attractions that kids will love to see. Some of these are the largest ...
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Summer Activities and Adventures in Strathcona County

Summer Activities and Adventures in Strathcona County

There is plenty of natural beauty to unearth and discover while visiting Strathcona County. The area is surrounded by numerous protected areas which house an array of wildlife, plant life, and tall forests. To find the best of these areas, you can explore on foot, bicycle, canoe, paddleboard, kayak, or you can just sit back and look up on a clear night: much of Strathcona County is covered by the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve which not only helps in the further protection of these natural areas, but also gives us something incredibly beautiful to look at. You have several ...
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20+ Summer Activities and Adventures in Sturgeon County

20+ Summer Activities and Adventures in Sturgeon County

If you are looking for an easy and fun day trip from Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or St. Albert, then Sturgeon County can deliver in a few ways. There is a lot to see and do this summer in Sturgeon County and things kick off on Canada Day with three different celebrations. For the remainder of summer, you can enjoy natural areas with a walk or a bike ride, with a canoe or kayak, and a swim or a dip. There is hidden adventure everywhere in this central-Alberta area, too, with skate and BMX parks, paintball, fishing tours, or the BUMP ...
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Things to Do in St. Albert This Summer

Things to Do in St. Albert This Summer

Fill your summer staycation in St. Albert, or your weekend trip to St. Albert, with these family-friendly and sun-filled activities. Kick-off the start to summer by partaking in The Kinsmen Club’s Canada Day festivities all around the city, then get to the water, get to the shops, and get to the patios! ...
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25 Summer Activities and Adventures in Parkland County

25 Summer Activities and Adventures in Parkland County

The beauty of Parkland County is in its name: from Edmonton’s west end to Entwistle, this Alberta County is filled with scenic and peaceful lakes, rolling green hills (great for golfers), and lots of unique summer fun. Whether you’re from Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Edson, or Edmonton, Parkland County offers outdoor recreation, festivals, beaches, and u-pick/farm experiences super close to home. A large feature of the area, literally, is Wabamun Lake with two beaches, a marina, campgrounds, picnic sites, and day-use areas. But hidden off of Highway 16 are many other smaller lakes and the Pembina River where you can ...
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30 of the Best Things to Do During Summer in Medicine Hat and Palliser Region

30 of the Best Things to Do During Summer in Medicine Hat and Palliser Region

Covering the southeastern corner of the province of Alberta, the Palliser region is rich in history and gorgeous natural areas. There are plenty of places to explore – from tiny villages to big cities, from farmland and rural museums to state-of-the-art facilities. Explore the outdoors by hiking, biking, boating, fishing or golfing. Have some indoor time at one of the many museums. Drive the highways and byways to discover all the beauty and wonders of this amazing region. Red Rock Coulee This Provincial Natural Area is a stunningly unique place to visit this summer. Located near Medicine Hat, the off-the-beaten-track ...
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18 Places For a Trip to See Hoodoos and Badlands in Alberta

18 Places For a Trip to See Hoodoos and Badlands in Alberta

You may already know about the number one place in Alberta for seeing the natural hoodoos: the Hoodoos Trail and lookout point east of Drumheller. But these marvellous and gigantic structures can be appreciated in many other parts of Alberta. We even have northern badlands! Hoodoos are pillars of weathered sandstone that jut out of the land at heights of 5-7m tall in Alberta’s badlands. The sandstone pillars are reinforced by their shale base and are an extremely fragile formation. The hoodoos are a small but interesting part of the larger Alberta Badlands landscape, which is most abundant in southeastern ...
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Visit Sangudo Sundial: A Unique Alberta Roadside Attraction That Stands Tall Representing the Times Gone By

Visit Sangudo Sundial: A Unique Alberta Roadside Attraction That Stands Tall Representing the Times Gone By

The long stretch of Highway 43 can take you from the western edge of Edmonton (or Spruce Grove and Stony Plain areas) all the way to Grande Prairie or Peace River in Northern Alberta. One of the first major rest stops along that route is Sangudo in Lac St. Anne County. The official rest area is about an hour from Edmonton and is marked by a sundial, a unique roadside attraction, that is in the shape of a grain elevator. The Sangudo Sundial sits on the southern bank of the Pembina River and is easy to spot from the highway ...
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25 of the Best Things to Do in Southwest Alberta

25 of the Best Things to Do in Southwest Alberta

Have you heard of an enticing area called the Crown of the Continent? Southwest Alberta falls within this incredible zone, offering up some of the best outdoor experiences, scenic vistas and historic sites. The term Crown of the Continent refers to the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, along with the surrounding communities in Alberta, British Columbia and Montana. The southwest of the province of Alberta includes some mountainous regions, but also spreads across the foothills and prairies, encompassing hamlets and towns of all sizes, along with sprawling ranches and farmland. A journey here will produce memories of a lifetime. Check out ...
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15 Things to Do On a Weekend Trip to Stettler

15 Things to Do On a Weekend Trip to Stettler

As you drive east of Red Deer, you notice a large divide: that of the prairies and Alberta’s badlands. Right on this line is the town of Stettler, best known for being the heart and centre of Alberta, but less known for their abundance of natural outdoor spaces, tasty local treats, and many opportunities for living the lake life. Stettler is south of Buffalo Lake which in and of itself has so much to offer. This massive body of water has four different day-use areas, beaches, hiking trails, and wildlife to admire. It's also perfect for sports like waterskiing, tubing, ...
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Explore Alberta's Native Trees and Plants at Trochu Arboretum and Gardens

Explore Alberta’s Native Trees and Plants at Trochu Arboretum and Gardens

What is an arboretum, anyways? Well besides all the natural beauty you can imagine, an arboretum is a special type of botanical garden which is dedicated to the preservation of trees. In the town of Trochu, you can visit a delightful Arboretum and Gardens that showcase native plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs. Maintained by Arboretum and District Society, Trochu Arboretum and Gardens is home to many varieties of native flora and fauna. While exploring all the different trees and flowers, you will also enjoy the sights and sounds of many bird species. Among the greenery, you will find picturesque pathways ...
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Things to Do in and Around Lake Louise During Summer

20 Things to Do in and Around Lake Louise During Summer

The famous Lake Louise, with its stunning glacier blue and green waters and gorgeous scenery, is a summer destination that provides all the adventure that you may need this season. The surrounding mountains give visitors a chance to head off into the wilderness on foot or on horseback, or perhaps you want to spend some time on the Lake itself. Other adventure activities await, while those who want a more sedate vacation will find interesting things to keep themselves occupied as well. Visiting Lake Louise Area Keep in mind that Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park are ...
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Guide to River Tubing, Floating and Guided Raft Trips in and Around Calgary

Guide to River Tubing, Floating and Guided Raft Trips in and Around Calgary

What is better than spending a lazy summer day floating your way down a river? Not much! Grab your equipment (or rent some), some sunscreen, your bathing suit, a snack and your friends or family members to ride your way down one of the waterways in or near Calgary including the Badlands and Banff this summer. General Cautions Check the weather before heading out. If you happen to get caught in heavy rains or a hailstorm, paddle to the river bank and use your raft as a shelter until it passes. It is a good idea to check on the ...
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25 Things to Do Along Iron Horse Trail

Discover some of Alberta’s hidden gems along the province’s longest trail network: The Iron Horse Trail! The historic trail allows ATV, horseback, and hiking, and the trails wind from East to West, and North to South through Alberta’s plains, forests, prairies, and grasslands. The Iron Horse Trail branches off in three different directions and is divided into three main areas. All three of the branches, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast, converge at Abilene Junction or “Mile Zero.” The Southwest Branch begins on the trail’s west end at Waskatenau and heads east with the following towns/staging areas along the way: Warspite, Smoky ...
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12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cardston on a Weekend Trip

12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cardston on a Weekend Trip

The southern Alberta town of Cardston sits in the rolling foothills just on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. This scenic town is situated between the St. Mary Reservoir PRA and Waterton Lakes National Park, where there is a seemingly endless number of chances for outdoor fun and leisure. This is a great place to visit for anyone who enjoys fishing, watersports, hiking, or camping. Within the town, you can enjoy incredible views like sunsets and sunrises, historical sites, and local shopping/dining. There are many accommodation options as well, with camping and B&Bs available right in town, or a short ...
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Wineries and Meaderies to Visit in Alberta

Wineries and Meaderies to Visit in Alberta

Did you know that Alberta is home to at least 10 wineries and meaderies? Nestled in some of our province’s most scenic regions are fruit groves, honey farms, and U-Vin establishments who all offer something a little different. If you live within driving distance of any of the wineries, consider spending an afternoon exploring tastes, notes, and where the wine was made. If you can’t get out for tours or tasting, or your favourite local winery doesn’t offer tours, you are in luck: almost all the wineries and meaderies in Alberta sell their products through liquor stores and farmers’ markets ...
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Scenic Road Trip Alberta: Calgary to Edmonton Via The Badlands

Scenic Road Trip Alberta: Calgary to Edmonton Via The Badlands

How many ways can you reach Edmonton from Calgary? While you ponder whether all roads north from Calgary lead to Alberta's capital, we are here to suggest a scenic road trip to Edmonton from Calgary (or vice versa) through roads east of Highway 2 that will take you through parts of the Boomtown Trail. The drive north from Calgary to Edmonton on the Queen Elizabeth Highway (Highway 2) can be quite tedious. Along with the tons of semis, traffic is usually heavy along this stretch of road and the scenery is pretty plain, to say the least. If you like ...
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George Pegg Botanic Garden

Discover Alberta’s Heritage Garden at George Pegg Botanic Garden

Did you know that there is a delightful garden west of Edmonton in Lac Ste. Anne County? The rich plant diversity in Alberta can easily be witnessed first-hand at the George Pegg Botanic Garden. This central Alberta summer destination is a part botanical garden and part heritage centre. The scenic site is popular for events, family functions, and picnics. Named for George Pegg, a prominent and early Alberta botanist, the centre is a preserved landscape of wildflowers, Heritage trees, lines of groves, and historic buildings. Pegg was the first to identify many Alberta plant species and his important work can ...
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Follow Miners' Footsteps 1000 Feet Below Ground at Bellevue Underground Mine

Follow Miners’ Footsteps 1000 Feet Below Ground at Bellevue Underground Mine

Do you want to know how coal miners lived and worked in Alberta during the first half of the 20th century much before liquid gold was discovered at Leduc No. 1? Then head to Bellevue Underground Mine located approximately 2 hours south of Calgary and 90 minutes west of Lethbridge. The community of Bellevue was built on coal. In 1903, the Bellevue Underground Coal Mine opened to provide coal to the Canadian Pacific Railway. Over 100 years later, you can strap on a helmet and headlamp and head way below on a surreal walk through the Bellevue Underground Mine. The ...
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Okotoks Erratic - Natural Wonder & Historical Site You Can Visit For Free

Okotoks Erratic – Natural Wonder & Historical Site You Can Visit For Free

Alberta is the site of many natural wonders and Okotoks Erratic is one such wonder that "ran" from the present-day site of Jasper National Park to 55 km south of Calgary. A glacial erratic is any rock that was once transported by a moving and now-melted glacier. In Okotoks, you can take in one of the larger of these formations at the Big Rock site, located on AB-7, about 10-minutes outside of town. The town received its name from this geographical landmark: the Blackfoot name for rock is ‘okotok,’ and the rock has cultural significance to the Blackfoot people, being ...
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Ten of the Best Things to Do on Your Trip to Nanton

Ten of the Best Things to Do on Your Trip to Nanton

The small community of Nanton is located on Highway two on the eastern edge of the Alberta foothills. Its location of just an hour from two of Alberta's big cities - Calgary and Lethbridge - makes it a perfect day trip, stop off the highway, or a weekend destination. Within the town, there is so much history to explore, that you may need to plan for more than one day to see it all. From the towering grain elevators to antique shopping, to embracing the classic architecture of Main Street, to Nanton’s two museums, you will be able to truly ...
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15 Small Towns For a Weekend Trip in Alberta

15 Small Towns For a Weekend Trip in Alberta

There are several staycations around Alberta that you can create within our large provincial borders. Beyond Alberta’s Provincial Parks, National Parks, campgrounds, and big cities, you can plan your local vacation or getaway around our several small towns, villages, and hamlets which offer unique dining or cultural opportunities, outdoor recreation, site-seeing, or historical touring. Here are 15 Alberta towns you should consider for a weekend getaway (once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted): Cardston Located very close to the U.S border and Waterton Lakes National Park, the town of Cardston is worth a weekend or more of your time. If you ...
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Fun Things to Do at Whitney Lakes Provincial Park

Fun Things to Do at Whitney Lakes Provincial Park

Protecting provincially significant esker and kettle from retreating glaciers ~10 000 years ago in the northern part of Central Alberta, Whitney Lakes Provincial Park located 20 minutes east of the town of Elk Point truly has it all and offers outdoor or leisurely fun all year-round. Whether you’re here to enjoy the lake in the summer with lazing around the beach, boating and fishing, camping at one of the best beach and lake campgrounds in Alberta or looking for a rustic and secluded back-country experience, there are so many ways to enjoy this large central Alberta Provincial Park. There is ...
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Things to Do at Sundance Provincial Park

Things to Do at Sundance Provincial Park

Located northwest of Edson, Sundance Provincial Park protects approximately 9200 acres of Alberta's Foothills Natural Region. This lower foothill park is divided into two main areas and is an incredibly diverse landscape in terms of geological features, vegetation, and wildlife. The lower end of the Park begins at Highway 16 in aspen uplands, and stretches north through the Sundance Valley, the Sundance Canyon, and Marl Bog. The northernmost boundaries of the park are marked by Emerson Creek Road. What to See and Do at Sundance Provincial Park Sundance Provincial Park has two distinct areas: Sundance Valley on the east and ...
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Outdoor Adventures at Sulphur Gates Provincial Recreational Area

Outdoor Adventures at Sulphur Gates Provincial Recreational Area

Sulphur Gates Provincial Recreational Area, a beautiful gem of the Grande Cache area is tucked away off Highway 40 just south of town. The recreational area covering an area of more than 1000 hectares is free to visit and can provide an entire day’s worth of fun and outdoor activity. ...
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Things to Do at Hard Luck Canyon

Things to Do at Hard Luck Canyon

The Hard Luck Canyon is a short drive south of Whitecourt as you follow the Lost Creek and West Mountain Road. The canyon was carved out of the sandstone layers by Hard Luck Creek and reveal the Paskapoo formation which underlies most of Alberta. The area provides a scenic picnic site, an afternoon hike, and waterfall views. Things to Do and See at Hard Luck Canyon Hard Luck Canyon is a gorgeous, unique geological formation of sandstone banks and cliffs. The view of the canyon from the bridge that spans the falls which you can access via the hiking trail ...
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25 Must Do Scenic Lookout Hikes Near Calgary

25 Must Do Scenic Lookout Hikes Near Calgary

If you are going to hike, you might as well choose a route with a culmination of breathtaking views and the feeling of being on top of the world. There are so many places around the city of Calgary to visit and enjoy a good walk to a viewpoint that it’s impossible to list them all, but if you are enamoured by elegant vistas and beautiful pathways, then these are a great place to start. 17 Must-Visit Scenic Lookouts in Calgary All of the hikes listed will require a day including ~ 4 to 5 hours roundtrip drive. Lake Louise ...
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10 of the Best Things to Do in Whitecourt

10 of the Best Things to Do in Whitecourt

Whitecourt’s surrounding natural areas are the perfect setting for a variety of nature adventures like hikes, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and sightseeing. But if you’re looking for more of a cultural experience, take a walk down 50th Ave. for a unique local dining experience. You can have a few different adventures when you visit Whitecourt, no matter the time of year! ...
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25 Natural Wonders You Should Visit in Alberta

25 Natural Wonders You Should Visit in Alberta

It is not hard to find beauty in Alberta’s natural surroundings. This large province contains all sorts of wilderness to explore like waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, badlands and hoodoos, foothills, caves, rivers, and all the space in between. You can check a number of these unique sights off your bucket list by combining some of Alberta’s natural wonders into one day or weekend trip. To make those trips easier, these 25 of Alberta’s natural wonders are organized by region. Almost all of the locations mentioned (except for those in National Parks) are free to visit. Best of Alberta: A 15 Day ...
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25 Giant Attractions For Your Road Trip Across Northern Alberta

25 Giant Attractions For Your Road Trip Across Northern Alberta

The amount large, enormous, and even humungous roadside attractions in Alberta can seem endless. You are bound to run into a neat and unique ‘big item’ worth of a stop, rest, or photo op across Alberta. Completing a quintessential ‘big Alberta’ road trip can mean multiple day trips, or weekend and week-long provincial staycations. And as you drive through the various small towns of northern Alberta, take this as an opportunity to explore. You can explore nature via the multiple provincial parks, lakes, and forests, or you can explore the towns themselves through local dining, shopping, and visiting of parks ...
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Where to Stargaze in Alberta: Dark Sky Areas and Observatories

Where to Stargaze in Alberta: Dark Sky Areas and Observatories

In Canada, you can find areas of dark sky preserved by both Parks Canada and Alberta’s Provincial Parks. Dark sky preserves ensure limited to no light pollution within an area to help nocturnal wildlife and ecosystems thrive; one added bonus is that we can see the best of Alberta’s northern dark skies: stars-possibly a shooting star- Northern Lights, or bright full moons. An Alberta stargazing adventure can easily be made into a day trip at Provincial and National Park day-use areas, or some observatories; or you can choose from one of many campsites and comfort camping opportunities in Alberta. All ...
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10 Things to Do on Your Trip to St. Paul, Alberta

10 Things to Do on Your Trip to St. Paul, Alberta

If you know of the town of St. Paul but have never been here, then it may be due in part to their famous UFO Landing Pad. The Landing Pad did indeed put St. Paul on the map, but once you arrive in town, there is much more to explore beyond the aliens. This is a town rich in Metis and Ukrainian history and because of its Lakeland location, sits north of Upper Therrien Lake, and is surrounded by more lakes. St. Paul, located 2 hours northeast of Edmonton, is a place to visit with great dining, outdoor activities, and ...
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Alberta's Northernmost Badlands at Kleskun Hill Natural Area

Alberta’s Northernmost Badlands at Kleskun Hill Natural Area

Did you that there exist badlands that date back to the age of the dinosaurs within the county of Grande Prairie? Located just east of the city of Grande Prairie near Bezanson is Kleskun Hill Park and Natural Area. This north-west park offers a host of weekend activities like hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, and a chance to learn about Alberta’s history. Things to Do at Kleskun Hill Park & Natural Area Protected by Alberta Parks, Kleskun Hill Natural Area features the province's northernmost badlands. The most noticeable badland formations are Dinosaur Hill and Garrett Hill; these unique formations are the ...
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15 Spring Day Trips From Edmonton

15 Spring Day Trips From Edmonton

We may not be able to travel far for our Spring vacations, but we can still explore our own backyard. First on your list can be all the art displays that decorate small-town Alberta: from murals to statues and sculptures, you can easily create day trips around historic and cultural art around our province. There are also many natural areas to escape to for the day, all within no more than 2.5 hours of Edmonton. You can hike, spot wildlife, and go birding, or just set up a chair for some relaxation under the stars. The times listed are one-way ...
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25 Places to Go Camping in and Around Calgary

25 Places to Go Camping in and Around Calgary

You do not need to drive much distance to find beautiful, scenic, or unique campsites around Calgary. To the west of Calgary, the highways are dotted with numerous campsites and cabin options until you hit Banff National Park. You can also head southwest from Calgary to find many Provincial Parks nestles in the foothills. It seems no matter where you camp around Calgary, be it east, west, north, or south, you can find amazing views of all sorts, opportunities for mountain or river adventures, and 100s of km worth of hiking and biking trails. Best of Alberta: A 15 Day ...
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25 Places to Go Camping In & Around Edmonton

25 Places to Go Camping In & Around Edmonton

No matter your definition of ‘camping,’ there are plenty of options for enjoying Alberta’s starry night skies, forested hills, sandy beaches, and fish-filled lakes this spring and summer near Edmonton. Here are 25 places to go camping within 3 hours of Edmonton - from private parks and campsites to National Parks and from cabins and tipis to RV camping ...
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5 Weekend Getaways in Alberta: 4th Weekend of January

25 Alberta Hotels & Resorts Offering Valentine’s Day Staycation Packages

Your romantic getaway is waiting- right in your backyard. This Valentine’s Day, why not enjoy a romantic staycation at one of these Alberta hotels or resorts? Sip champagne in the Rockies, wine and dine on the prairie, or take in a night of big skies and stars: these packages offer all kinds of romantic fun. Some of these romance deals are available year-round as well, so if you can’t make it for the weekend of the 14th, you can always try creating your own weekend of romance and luxury. I. Southern Alberta 1. Waterton Lakes Lodge Date Night in Waterton: ...
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Romantic Winter Getaways in Alberta

Romantic Winter Getaways in Alberta

When the nights grow long, and when the snow blanketed landscape beckons romance under its moonlit nights, visit these places in Alberta to celebrate the love that you share! ...
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25 Fall Day Trips in and Around Edmonton

25 Fall Day Trips in and Around Edmonton

September and October can provide ample opportunities for good weather and clear skies. That means that you can still enjoy activities outdoors, especially to see the spectacular fall colors that seep into the forests and parks in the region. The city itself has many excellent things to do and see, but the surrounding areas provide even more for those willing to take a day trip. Head out on the highways and byways to find some of the best things to do this fall. 1. Hike the Wild Sculpture Trail You do not have to head to Southern Alberta to see ...
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25 Day Trips for Fall in and Around Calgary

25 Fall Day Trips in and Around Calgary

The autumn months in the southern region of the province can provide beautiful days, with cooler weather to enjoy outdoor activities and sites. The gorgeous fall colors come to life as the trees turn gold and red, allow fantastic photo opportunities. Pumpkins and fall vegetables abound and corn mazes are filled with visitors. Trails become less crowded as tourists return home. Halloween events and spooky tours are available for those looking for otherworldly adventures. It’s time to get out and enjoy autumn! 1. Take a Horseback Ride Boundary Ranch offers up one hour and longer horseback riding opportunities to enjoy ...
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Scenic Drive Things to Do Along Cowboy TrailHighway 22 - Alberta

Scenic Drive: Things to Do Along Cowboy Trail/Highway 22 – Alberta

The Cowboy Trail (Highway 22) is a famous driving route in Alberta that takes you from the town of Mayerthorpe (90 minutes from Edmonton), south to Lundbreck, or vice versa. (We like going north to south as the scenery just gets more spectacular as you travel.) Making its way through the beautiful rolling foothills, with views of the Rockies, and farmers fields full of bright canola, tall wheat, or herds of cattle and horses flanking each side of the highway, this lovely route holds parts of Alberta’s past and some of the most interesting and beautiful scenery. You can always ...
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25 Unique Museums You Should Visit in Alberta

25 Unique Museums You Should Visit in Alberta

Alberta is home to an astounding number of museums, ranging from tiny sites to museums based on specific items, such as tractors and carriages. As well, the province boasts some of the most unusual museums in the country, including the famous Gopher Museum and the weird Museum of Fear and Wonder ...
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50+ Bucket List Ideas for a Summer Staycation in Alberta

50+ Bucket List Ideas for a Summer Staycation in Alberta

Alberta is very much a province of contrasts. With the wild open fields of the prairies, visitors and residents will find endless opportunities to watch incredible sunrises and sunsets and discover the history of farming in the area, not to mention the activities that can go along with this beautiful landscape. Whether you are looking for relaxing activities or adrenaline-pumping adventures, here is a list of 50+ ideas for an Alberta staycation ...
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Sunflower Fields and Sunflower Mazes to Visit in Alberta

Sunflower Fields and Sunflower Mazes to Visit in Alberta

Flowers gardens attract many and when it comes to the sunflowers, their blossom and charm spread a unique glory across the miles. Make the most of your summer days with your family and friends in the lap of nature with these astonishing sunflower fields and mazes. Alberta is flooded with awe-inspiring scenic beauties and these blossoms of Sunflower fields provide enhanced fascinations to fill your summer with bright yellow memories. Whether you want to brighten your Instagram wall or want a fun family photo, here is a list of Sunflower fields and mazes across Alberta that you can visit ...
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Top Things to Do in Sundre

Top Things to Do in Sundre

Located in the Mountain View County, approximately 90 minutes northwest of Calgary and 70 minutes northwest of Red Deer, Sundre makes for an ideal day trip destination and a quick weekend getaway to enjoy the foothills Rocky Mountains with the crowds of Kananaskis Country. See wild horses roaming free, enjoy white water rafting and stay one of the many campgrounds found in the town. 1. See Wild Horses Ever wanted to see wild horses roaming the foothills of the mountains? Then head to Sundre. As you drive from Sundre to Ya Ha Tinda Ranch in Clearwater Country, you might see ...
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25 Day Trips From Calgary to the Canadian Rockies

25 Day Trips From Calgary to the Canadian Rockies

Are you looking for an escape from the city just for a day? Check out these 25 Day Trips to the Canadian Rockies, all approximately 2 hours away from Calgary or less. There is so much to do, and so much to see, and it’s all so close! There are spots in Alberta and British Columbia, all with their own charm and offerings. Remember to do your own research and planning before heading on any hikes or other adventures to ensure it’s safe for you at the time you are planning to go. All the times listed are from downtown ...
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25 Day Trip Waterfall Hikes from Calgary

25 Day Trip Waterfall Hikes from Calgary

Even though much of the area around Calgary is rolling hills and grassy farmland, there are still many awe-inspiring waterfalls you can explore because of Calgary's proximity to the Rockies. These waterfall hikes are all less than two hours from Calgary, so you can visit them and get back home in just one day. From trickling streams down rocky hillsides to cascading, roaring waterfalls that will take your breath away, there are plenty of day trips to choose from. The hard part will be picking just one! Many waterfalls like Athabasca Falls, Crescent Falls are too far for a day ...
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17 Must Visit Scenic Lookouts In Calgary

17 Must Visit Scenic Lookouts In Calgary

Calgary’s location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains offers a unique opportunity for some great scenic lookouts. Whether it’s rolling farmlands to the east or majestic mountains to the west, Calgary has the scenic lookout you are craving. Not to mention, there are some pretty spectacular city views right in the middle. Explore 17 of our favourite Calgary lookouts. So, hop in the car, grab a Timmiesand check out our must-visit list of scenic lookouts in Calgary ...
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25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary

25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary

Since the pandemic hit, one of the most common activities is going for a walk. It’s physically distant and it’s really good for you! If you’re looking to get some exercise, explore the great outdoors, and have some fun, check out these 25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary. There’s an assortment of lengths, elevations, and views. Bring a snack, your camera, and your binoculars and keep an eye out for picnic spots, selfie stations, and birds. It’s easy to enjoy the beauty that is all around us if we just know where to look. There’s always something new and stunning ...
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20+ Must Visit Nature Attractions in Southern Alberta

20+ Must Visit Nature Attractions in Southern Alberta

Southern Alberta truly has a little bit of everything. From the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the wide-open farmlands of the prairies, to the unique Badlands with its archeological wonders and ancient dinosaur past. Travelling through this area will delight with its vast and sweeping views, including winding rivers, blue lakes, and breathtaking vistas overlooking valleys, coulees and rolling hills. Not to mention, Southern Alberta is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a world-renowned paleontology museum and some of the oldest Native rock art in the world. 1. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a ...
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25 Nature Attractions & Parks to Explore in Calgary

25 Nature Attractions & Parks to Explore in Calgary

Now that the sun’s out and the leaves are budding, it’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. And lucky for us, Calgary has a lot to offer in that department. Check out one of these 25 Nature Attractions and Parks in and around Calgary. There are hiking and biking trails, picnic spots, off-leash dog parks, birding areas, and much more. Make sure you always bring water and leave no trace when you’re done. Enjoy the sun, the fresh air, and the nature all around you this summer in Calgary! You may also like to: Explore Kananaskis Country ...
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Comfort Camping & Glamping in Alberta

20 Places to Go Comfort Camping & Glamping in Alberta

Camping may not be for everyone, but fresh air and Alberta’s landscape sure is. That’s why glamping – glamorous camping – is such a hit. The trend of yurts, walled tents, and cabins is a growing one across the province. Check it out for yourself at one of the glamping campgrounds in Alberta ...
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25 of the Best Hikes in and Around Edmonton

25 of the Best Hikes in and Around Edmonton

Edmonton and area are full of natural beauty just waiting to be explored. No matter whether you’re out on the trails every weekend or if you’re just starting to get out there, you can easily find dozens of hiking trails for every skill and mobility level. Stay in the city or head out for a day trip and discover the great outdoors. 1. Within Edmonton 1. North Saskatchewan River Loop Trail A local favourite, this trail is easy enough for the whole family, but worthwhile for all hikers. It loops around both sides of the North Saskatchewan River, so you ...
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25 of the Best Places to Fish in Alberta

25 of the Best Places to Fish in Alberta

Alberta is an exciting province to fish, especially if you’re a trout enthusiast. There are a ton of lakes and rivers in the province that boast excellent trout fisheries. Even if you can’t catch a monster-sized trout, it’s still a lot of fun to get out and practice different angling methods like fly fishing. If you’ve never tried fishing a major river, it’s a must. Burbot fishing is equally as exciting as trout fishing for many people, and the province is filled with bodies of water that have great burbot populations. Of course, pike and walleye fishing is great in ...
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25 Places to Go to See Public Art in Calgary

25 Places to Go to See Public Art in Calgary

Looking for something new to do in Calgary while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out these 25 Public Art Features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city. Look for local Calgarian artists’ work while you’re out and about. Downtown has also invited many guest artists from all over the world in recent years, so there’s a lot of amazing and inspiring pieces throughout. Enjoy a day of art in your own city on a self-made tour! Public Art in Edmonton Galleria Trees - Stephen Ave These awesome “trees” were a ...
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15 Places to Go Birding in and Around Calgary

15 Places to Go Birding in and Around Calgary

Check out these 15 amazing places to start learning how to spot local birds and other wildlife. Grab your binoculars, and be sure you know the rules and regulations before you set out ...
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Must Visit Nature Attractions In And Around Edmonton

Must Visit Nature Attractions In And Around Edmonton

Hustle and bustle of life in the city getting to you? Whether you’re looking to escape the suburbs and skyscrapers, or just seeking some fresh air adventure, the good news is there are lots of natural areas for you to explore. Where will you go this weekend? Within Edmonton 1. Larch Sanctuary Tucked away in the middle of the city lies the Larch Sanctuary. Find it on the south side of 23rd Avenue in the Whitemud creek ravine. It’s an important wildlife corridor for animals moving in and around the city. To further conservation efforts, Edmonton & Area Land Trust ...
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Downtown Calgary Walking Tour

What better way to explore Calgary than hitting up its downtown core, the heart of the city. Calgary’s downtown is much larger and more spread out than many other cities, offering a wide range of things to see and do, but all still within walking distance. Try this self-guided walking tour in summer or winter, or try it in both and see how different the experience is. It will take you from the old days to the new age one step at a time. Put on your walking shoes, get your family and friends out the door, and explore this ...
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25 Day Trips West of Edmonton

25 Day Trips West of Edmonton

When it’s time to get out of the city and head out for the day, there’s an obvious next step: head west. From towns and villages to protected natural areas and provincial parks, you can have the adventure or day of rest and relaxation you’re craving when you look west of Edmonton. 1. Town of Stony Plain The bustling Town of Stony Plain is always worth a day trip. Public art, ghost tours, celebrations and fairs all year round, and outdoor music are just a few of the events to check out. And, that’s not to mention the BMX Park, ...
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25 Day Trips South of Edmonton

25 Day Trips South of Edmonton

Wanting to escape the city and see what Alberta has to offer this summer? If you head south of Edmonton, you’ll find no shortage of day trips that will keep you busy long after the leaves have started to turn. For more trips south of Edmonton see: Things to Do in and around Rocky Mountain House Family Fun Things to Do in Clearwater County Things to Do in Nordegg 1. Bowden Sun Maze When’s the last time you saw a maze of 100,000 sunflowers? Head to Bowden’s Eagle Creek Farms to see just that. After you find your way out ...
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25 Day Trips North of Edmonton

25 Day Trips North of Edmonton

Escaping the bustle of the city this summer is easy as heading north. There are lots of natural areas, provincial parks, and cozy towns and villages north of Edmonton that are just waiting for you to explore. 1. Jurassic Forest Located 3 km north of Gibbons, you’ll think you’ve travelled back in time, rather than north of Edmonton. Perfect for a day trip with kids, Jurassic Forest will transport you back to the time of the dinosaurs with giant and realistic dinos in a 40-acre forest. Take a tour with the safari guides and end the day on the mini-golf ...
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25 Day Trips East of Edmonton

25 Day Trips East of Edmonton

Looking to get out of Edmonton...but don’t have more than a day to spare? No problem. Just head east! Discover the way of life in Alberta outside the big city with towns, villages, and parkland just waiting to be explored, and all doable within a day. 1. Elk Island National Park Get away from rush hour and get stuck in a herd of bison blocking the road, instead. Just 35 minutes east of Edmonton, and it becomes a real possibility. Hiking, canoeing or kayaking, picnicking, stargazing in the dark sky preserve, and more... There’s no shortage of outdoor activities – ...
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Banff Yoga Festival

10 Yoga Getaways & Retreats in Alberta

There are times in everyone’s life when they feel the pressures and stresses of modern day society trying to consume them. During these times it is often helpful to take a few days to disconnect from the busyness of life and reconnect with one’s true self. The following yoga retreats and festivals in Alberta are ideal for reaching this goal ...
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Itinerary for a Weekend Trip to Edmonton

Itinerary for a Weekend Trip to Edmonton

Edmonton. City of Champions, Capital City, Festival City…no matter what you call it, it’s easy to spend a weekend exploring what makes it stand out. And, with 18 hours of sunlight a day during the summer, you’ll have plenty of sunshine to fill with adventure. Here are just a few of the ways to spend the weekend (but you’ll probably want to extend your stay!) ...
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Best Weekend Itinerary for Calgary

Itinerary for a Weekend Trip to Calgary

Planning a weekend away in Calgary? This guide has everything from food to nightlife to live entertainment to where to stay, and more. Calgary is a bustling city full of amazing artists, incredible restaurants, and a lot of fun people to share it all with. Alberta’s biggest city has a lot to offer, just come and see for yourselves. You can easily whip up an itinerary from the following tips, so read on to find your perfect weekend plans in Calgary! ...
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25 Provincial Parks to Visit in Alberta during Winter

25 Provincial Parks to Visit in Alberta during Winter

Never mind heading south. Who needs a tropical vacation when you live in a winter paradise? Don’t miss your chance to explore some of Alberta’s parks this winter. Always check with the park or campground in advance to see what services are available, apply for fishing and backcountry camping licences, and pack enough gear for all weather conditions, as circumstances can change quickly. The best way to start an unforgettable adventure is by being properly prepared! (only Alberta Provincial Parks are listed below). All 5 National Parks (Banff, Jasper, Waterton, Elk Island and Wood Buffalo) in Alberta are great winter ...
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Things to Do With Kids in and around Edmonton

Things to Do With Kids in and around Edmonton

Kids have endless energy and love to learn new things. Satisfy their curiosity and sense of adventure as you explore the Edmonton area together. Here is a list of 100+ things to do with kids around Edmonton ...
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Top Things to Do in Canadian Badlands - Drumheller to Brooks

Top Things to Do in Canadian Badlands – Drumheller to Brooks

Planning to visit Drumheller and Canadian Badlands in Alberta? Here are the must see attractions in the graveyard of the dinosaurs and the moonlike landscape carved by the Red Deer River. As you traverse the land, you will travel through the lands that preserved dinosaur bones for the World's biggest paleontological discovery and learn how "progress" reduced booming cities to ghost towns ...
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Christmas - Winter Holiday Getaways in Alberta

Christmas – Winter Holiday Getaways in Alberta

Alberta transforms into a magical, winter wonderland at Christmas, with celebrations for all ages and many indoor and outdoor activities. Check out these 10+ ideas for a Christmas holiday getaway in Alberta and get ready to explore ...
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25 Things to Do in Jasper National Park During Winter

25 Things to Do in Jasper National Park During Winter

Surrounded by the spectacular Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park offers unlimited recreational opportunities during winter -- it’s the perfect destination for any outdoor or indoor activity. Whether your passion is snowboarding at Marmot Basin, browsing paintings by local artists at the Jasper Art Gallery, or tasting local craft beer in front of a snapping fire…Jasper has an unforgettable experience just waiting for you! Jasper in January Festival Various locations around Jasper Celebrate Adventure, Appetite, and Arts during the three week long, city wide festival. When the temperature drops, the whole town comes out to play! Sleigh rides, winter races, dogsledding, ...
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25 Things to Do during Winter in and around Parkland County

25 Things to Do during Winter in and around Parkland County

Parkland County is a spacious municipal district just west of Edmonton, and is home to many lakes, natural attractions and places to explore. Whether you are lucky enough to live there, or just visiting for the day, here is a list of 25 places for you to explore this winter. Winter doesn’t need to mean staying home, especially in such a beautiful area. Here are 25 things to Do during Winter in Parkland County, Stony Plain and Spruce Grove: Stony Plain Christmas Light Up Join residents and guests for the annual Stony Plain Christmas Light Up. Entertainment between 6:30-9:30 pm ...
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25 Things to Do during Winter in St. Albert

25 Things to Do during Winter in St. Albert

Winter is long on the prairies, but in the City of St. Albert, located west of Edmonton, there is plenty to keep you occupied all season long! Take your family to “The Hill” as the locals call it, and spend a frosty day sledding in the winter sunshine. If you’d rather stay indoors, there are local markets to visit, indoor festivals and theatre as well. St. Albert is also home to galleries, museums, nature trails and activities for families. Outdoor Skating Tie up your skates and get ready to glide across the ice under the bright winter sky. St. Albert ...
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Guided adventures with SkiBig3 - 3 Day Canadian Signature Winter Getaway in Alberta

Guided adventures with SkiBig3 – 3 Day Canadian Signature Winter Getaway in Alberta

Experience Alberta's three iconic ski resorts, Banff Sunshine, Mt Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort through the eyes of a local with SkiBig3's Guided adventures and immersed in the local ski culture. With nearly 8,000 acres of skiable terrain to cover, skiers and snowboarders can find the best spots on the mountain, uncover secret stashes and hidden powder gems and enjoy an insider's tour led by a CSIA-certified instructor. You may like: Plan your Trip to Banff The three-day program includes one day at each resort and is tailored to the guest's style and preference in terrain. The experience also includes lift-line ...
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Places to go River Tubing & Floating in Alberta

Places to go River Tubing & Floating in Alberta

Enjoy a lazy float across the river! ...
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25 Things to Do in Crowsnest Pass

25 Things to Do in Crowsnest Pass

Nestled along the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Alberta, straddling Alberta Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway), this area is delight to visit for history enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. Getaway from the maddening crowds of Banff and Jasper and explore this delightful area that once hosted famous coal mines of Alberta. From mountain biking to underground mine tours and exhilarating hikes with views of snowy mountain peaks, you will find plenty to do in and around Crowsnest Pass. Journey underground: Gain a better understanding of a previously dominant industry in the Crowsnest Pass area by touring the Bellevue Underground Mine. Guests to this ...
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50 Outdoor Summer Adventures in Alberta

50 Outdoor Summer Adventures in Alberta

With the Rocky Mountains on the western side, wildlife and aurora borealis sightings in the northern parks, rivers flowing throughout, and hundreds of lakes waiting for you to explore them, Alberta is a province without outdoor adventures built right in. Hiking, fishing, paddling, or just taking in the breathtaking beauty of this diverse province are all available, no matter what region you’re in. Here is a list of 50 outdoor adventures you can have during a summer in the Energy Province. 1. Wander the Land where Dinosaurs once Walked 75 million years ago, Alberta was a tropical area, lush with ...
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Things to Do at Rocky Mountain House

Things to Do in and Around Rocky Mountain House

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, is a small town roughly 77 km west of Red Deer. With terrific mountain views, this is pretty town offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you want to take go on a trail ride, hike to glorious waterfalls, check out the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, or go for a round of golf at Pine Hills Golf Club, you will have a blast enjoying the fresh air and scenery of Rocky Mountain House. Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is a place full of exhibits, ...
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5 Weekend Getaways in Alberta: 1st Weekend of February

5 Weekend Getaways in Alberta: 1st Weekend of February

Here are 5 ideas for a day trip or a weekend getaway in Alberta for the first weekend of February. You can visit the places mentioned any weekend of your choice. 1. A Winter Weekend in Waterton Stay at the Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort for a luxurious getaway. To celebrate the month of love, the lodge is offering a Date Night in Waterton special package starting at $169 that includes dinner for two at Vimy’s Lounge & Grill, House-made chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of red or white house wine awaiting you upon arrival, One or two nights in a Deluxe King ...
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Trip to Edmonton: Optional 1, 2, 3 Day Itinerary

Trip to Edmonton: Optional 1, 2, 3 Day Itinerary

Alberta’s capital and home to Canada’s largest shopping mall and entertainment complex and the largest urban park system, Edmonton is a city that knows how to have fun. Join in the celebrations of more than 60 festivals that take place throughout the year from arts and culture, food and wine, theatre, music and sports ...
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10 Ranch Vacations in Alberta

10 Ranch Vacations in Alberta

Yes, there are big cities throughout the province, but the heart of the prairies is often found on horseback, gazing out across the prairies and mountain peaks. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities for you to saddle up and discover your inner cowboy ...
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10 Cheap Getaways for Couples in Alberta

10 Cheap Getaways for Couples in Alberta

Alberta is open fields of canola, ranches, sweeping mountain ranges, thriving cultural hubs – and you! Well, you and your loved one, of course. And the best news is, you don’t have to break the bank for a romantic weekend getaway ...
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25 Places to go Hiking During Fall in Alberta

25 Places to go Hiking During Fall in Alberta

Lace up your hiking boots and experience Alberta’s autumn season in full force throughout the province! ...
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15 Alberta Getaways for Active Couples

15 Alberta Getaways for Active Couples

Are you and your sweatheart tired of binge-watching the latest Netflix hit? Seeking more adventure in your weekends? You’re in luck! Alberta has adventure around every bend in the road ...
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10 Weekend Getaways in Northern Alberta

10 Weekend Getaways in Northern Alberta

Vast boreal forests, stunning views, far-reaching waterways, and small communities are ready to welcome you with open arms. In this area of the province, the journey is just as important as the destination, so no matter where you go, it will be unforgettable ...
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10 Weekend Getaways in Central Alberta

10 Weekend Getaways in Central Alberta

Weekends are made for getaways, and in Central Alberta, there’s no shortage of sights to see. It doesn’t matter if it’s solo, with a date or a best bud, or with a carful of kids, new memories and stories to share for years are just down the highway. Here are just some of the locations to plot into the GPS ...
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25 Day Trips from Calgary

25 Day Trips from Calgary

Need ideas for a day trip from Calgary? Listed here are 25 places you can visit on a day trip that is within 2 hours of drive from Downtown Calgary. Whether you to go whitewater rafting or on an Alberta history trip, you are sure to find something in this list to suit your taste ...
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A Concise Guide for Planning a Trip to Banff National Park, Alberta

A Concise Guide for Planning a Trip to Banff National Park, Alberta

Spread over 6,641 sq. km along the magnificent Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is located in Alberta, a prairie province of Canada. Banff National Park with its snow-capped mountains, ethereally coloured glacial lakes and abundant wildlife is a must visit place, recommended by all travel gurus ...
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10 Things to Do at Lake Louise in Winter

10 Things to Do at Lake Louise in Winter

Lake Louise, famous for the its turquoise blue waters and backdropped by majestic mountains is a magical place to be in winter season. With an average annual snowfall of 3m (12ft), and almost every single winter activity available on its shores, Lake Louise is the place to be for an outdoor winter enthusiast ...
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20+ Free Must Visit Places in Alberta

20+ Free Must Visit Places in Alberta

Here is a list of 21 Free Must Visit Places in Alberta: These free places will take you through Alberta's history from prehistoric times to modern days, while giving you an in-depth appreciation of Alberta's awe-inspiring landscaping. Few sites may not be visually appealing, but important, since it is part of Alberta's Human History ...
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