Alberta Vacation Ideas, Getaways & Itineraries

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

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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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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5 Weekend Getaways in Alberta: 4th Weekend of January

5 Weekend Getaways in Alberta: 4th Weekend of January

Here are 5 ideas for a day trip or a weekend getaway in Alberta during the fourth weekend of January: week of Jan 25 to 27. 1. Ski and Snowboard at Sunshine Village Plan a weekend at the Banff's only ski-in, ski-out hotel and ski at Sunshine Village ski resort that boasts of three mountains with diverse terrains, and Canada's only heated lift. If you are visiting this weekend, then celebrate Robbie Burns Day or Australia Day at Sunshine Village. If you visit the resort on Jan 25 wearing a kilt, you can ski/snowboard for free! The resort also has planned ...
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5 Weekend Getaways in January 3rd Weekend

5 Weekend Getaways in Alberta: 3rd Weekend of January

Here are 5 ideas for a weekend day trip or a getaway in Alberta for the third weekend of January ...
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5 Weekend Getaways in Alberta: 2nd Weekend of January

5 Weekend Getaways in Alberta: 2nd Weekend of January

Here are 5 ideas for a weekend day trip or a getaway in Alberta for the week of Jan 11 to 13, 2019. 1. Take a Heater Pod Tour of Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake is one of the best ice fishing spots in Alberta! Visit Sylvan lake to try ice fishing, explore the lake on snowmobile, or go ice-skating on the lake. If you want a more cozy tour, experience the scenic lake in a heated pod tour. Wrap up in furry blankets and take a scenic tour around Sylvan Lake with Cool Toyz. 2. Deep Freeze Festival and more in ...
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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 Tubing in Alberta

Places to go Tubing in Alberta

Enjoy a lazy float across the river! ...
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25 Day Trips in and around Calgary on Public Transit

25 Day Trips in and around Calgary on Public Transit

Whether you’re riding the bus or enjoying Calgary’s far-reaching light rail transit system — known in Calgary as the CTrain — Calgary Transit has you covered for your day trip desires in the city. If you’re looking to explore one of the communities outside city limits, allow the On It Bus to take you comfortably to where you’d like to go, be it the Rocky Mountains or the Cowboy Trail. Spend a day learning about science or history, or get out and explore one of the city’s many parks. Whatever you choose to do, don’t let traffic stand in your ...
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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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Things to Do in Nordegg

Things to Do in Nordegg

Nordegg Alberta, situated just off of the David Thompson Highway, is located in west-central Alberta. This small hamlet was once a thriving coal-mining town. Now, it is an outdoor enthusiasts dream town. People who visit Nordegg, will be impressed by all of the outdoor adventures that await them, whether it be right in town or just a few minutes drive outside of Nordegg ...
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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 a pretty town offers plenty of opportunity 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. Siffleur Falls Siffleur Falls is a roughly 4km hike (to the first waterfall and another 4 to ...
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11 Romantic Getaways along David Thomson Country

11 Romantic Getaways in David Thompson Country

David Thompson Country, located along the David Thompson Highway in Central Alberta, is once of the most scenic areas you will ever discover ...
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Family Fun in Clearwater County - Nordegg/ Rocky Mountain House/David Thomson Highway

Family Fun Things to Do in Clearwater County

There are plenty of family friendly adventures awaiting you in Clearwater County. If you are ever in the area, be sure to check out some of the beautiful waterfalls including Ram Falls and Siffleur Falls. If you enjoy horseback riding, be sure to take a tour with one of the many companies in the area which include Chungo Creek Outfitters and Mckenzie Trails West. Whatever you and your family choose to do, you will not be disappointed by the amazing views and choices of things to do! ...
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50 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Banff National Park

50 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Banff National Park

Banff National Park stretches to encompass the town of Banff and Lake Louise, and is known for its natural Rocky Mountain beauty and for being the first National Park in Canada’s History. With wild and educational events abound, Banff National Park is a great place to take your family on an adventure. Here is our list of 50 things you can do that both you and your children will enjoy. 1. Check out the rope swing at Johnson Lake Little known but much appreciated is the rope swing that glides you out across Johnson Lake. Bring some inflatable dinghies and ...
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25 Things To Do In Canmore

25 Things To Do In Canmore

Canmore began as a coal mining town in service of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but it has since become one of the most beautiful and enchanting towns in Alberta. This Rocky Mountain getaway is only a little over an hour’s drive from Calgary, which has made it an increasingly popular spot to spend a day, or even check in to one of the resorts and settle in. No matter how long you spend in Canmore, this things to do Canmore list should fuel your trip with experiences and treasures ...
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25 Things to Do during Summer in Kananaskis Country

25 Things to Do during Summer in Kananaskis Country

Shaped by glaciers and encompassing the nearest Rocky Mountain ranges outside of Calgary, Kananaskis Country is the name for the area that includes dozens of provincial parks. This area is steeped in both agricultural and pioneering history and includes some of the most beautiful hikes and lakes in the country. Get the most out of your stay in the Kananaskis region with this list of 25 things to see and do in Kananaskis Country. Hike the Three Isle Lake Trail For a dazzling hike along Kananaskis Lake, the Three Isle Lake Trail is about 12 kilometres long and moves across ...
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Things to do in Sylvan Lake

Things to do in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake, Alberta is a fun destination for outdoor enthusiasts! Sylvan Lake is in Central Alberta, ~ 25 km from Red Deer, and mid way between Calgary (~160 km from downtown Calgary) & Edmonton (~160 km from downtown Edmonton), making it a perfect place for a day trip or a weekend trip from both these cities. Sylvan Lake is the name of both the lake and the town that situated on the edge of the lake. This article lists the Town of Sylvan Lake attractions. For things to do at the 15 km long fresh water Lake - Sylvan Lake, to ...
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Top Things to Do in Medicine Hat

Things to Do in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat, Alberta, is the sixth largest city in Alberta. Located in the southeastern part of the province, the South Saskatchewan River flows through this naturally beautiful city. What started out as a railroad town has now become a thriving city full of life and energy. For those who are either visiting or living in Medicine Hat, there are tons of local attractions to keep you busy all year long. If you are looking for a low key day, you may choose to wander around a museum or check out artwork at The Hive’s Artist Hub or Medalta Museum. If ...
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Things to Do in Airdrie

Things to Do in Airdrie

Airdrie is a growing Albertan city located north of Calgary. With big city amenities just minutes away, Airdrie ends up having more of a small town community feel to it, with events like the Airdrie Pro Rodeo and Airdrie Festival of Lights. If you are in Airdrie be sure to check out some of the best attractions the city has to offer. You may like: 15 Date Ideas in Airdrie I. Nature and Outdoors/Farms Iron Horse Park Iron Horse Park is a unique mini representation of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The CPR goes all across Canada, and the miniature trains, ...
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Date Ideas in Grande Prairie

25+ Date Ideas in Grande Prairie

Whether you are going on your first date, or celebrating a special event, there are plenty of options to make your date a memorable one at Grande Prairie. Have a relaxing spa day at The Vine Luxury Spa, followed by dinner at the romantic Acropolis Greek Restaurant and Pub. Then, catch the latest concert at Revolution Place, and finish the night off dancing to the live DJ at the Shark Club. Or if you would prefer something a little different, why not take a romantic walk down the many nature trails at Muskoseepi Park, followed by a brewery tour at ...
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Fun things with kids Grande Prairie

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Grande Prairie

There are so many great things for kids and families to do in Grande Prairie, Alberta whether you are looking for things to do this weekend with kids or on a trip to Grande Prairie. Encourage your child to discover nature at Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, or cheer on their adventurous side at Nitehawk Recreation Area. Perhaps you would prefer to compete with your kids in a round of laser tag at Laser Tag Central, or race to the top of the Grande Prairie Regional College climbing wall. If you are looking for something a bit more low key, but equally ...
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Things to Do in Grande Prairie

Things to Do in Grande Prairie

Enjoy nature and the great outdoors at Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, check out some local and Canadian artwork at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, learn about the regions fascinating dinosaur history at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum,or maybe enjoy one of the many annual festivals, including the Bear Creek Folk Festival. Whatever you choose, there is no time for boredom in this happening city ...
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Fun Things to Do with Kids in Red Deer

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Red Deer

Never run out of things to do. Kids are learning and growing all the time. Help them discover new things (and discover a few new things yourself!) as you explore the Red Deer and surrounding area together ...
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Things to Do in Lethbridge

Things to Do in Lethbridge

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, or any one of the many parks within the city. Explore the endless trails that lead you throughout the city and allow you to experiences the parks and the Oldman River. Learn about the history of Lethbridge at Fort Whoop-Up, check out the artwork at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, or catch a concert or hockey game at the Enmax Centre ...
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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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Things to Do in Red Deer

Things to Do in Red Deer

Red Deer, Alberta is located right off Highway 2, and is the midpoint between the cities of Edmonton and Calgary. As Alberta’s third largest city, not only is it ideally and centrally located, but it also boasts all the amenities one would expect and more. There is plenty to do in Red Deer, from skiing at Canyon Ski Resort, to exploring nature at Waskasoo Park, or enjoying a hockey game or concert at ENMAX Centrium. No matter what you enjoy, there is always something to do in this thriving Alberta city ...
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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 Toddlers in Edmonton

Things to Do with Toddlers in Edmonton

Almost nothing can slow down a toddler on the move, as every parent knows! Stay one step ahead of them with this list of activities to enjoy around the city. Edmonton is a vibrant, family focused city, with many free drop in programs and welcoming public spaces. On a budget? Check with the city to see if your family qualifies for the Leisure Access Pass, and enjoy free Recreation Center memberships, discounted classes, and subsidized bus passes! 1. Edmonton Valley Zoo A trip to the zoo is always fun and exciting! Climb aboard the miniature train, paddle across the pond, ...
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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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A 15 Day Alberta Road Trip Itinerary

A 15 Day Alberta Road Trip Itinerary

Planning a trip to Alberta, Canada? Here is an 'Alberta 101' trip itinerary that will get you in sync with glorious nature, and that will take you through urban, and rural Alberta. This trip will pique your curiosity, and soon you will be planning another vacation to experience Alberta to the fullest. Follow this itinerary to walk in the footsteps of miners, explore the majestic mountains and its glaciers, see the ever changing Alberta Badlands, experience the life in the Prairies and get to know the prehistoric world! ...
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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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Trip to Calgary, Canmore & Banff: 5 Day Itinerary

Trip to Calgary, Canmore & Banff: 5 Day Itinerary

Get ready to hit the road and embark on a journey through Alberta’s Cow Town all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies and surrounding areas ...
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Girls Weekend Getaways in Alberta

Girls Weekend Getaways in Alberta

There’s no shortage of weekend getaways in Alberta – but there’s no better trip than one with your girlfriends by your side! ...
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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 in Alberta

25 Places to go Hiking 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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Romantic Getaways in Alberta

25 Romantic Getaways in Alberta

With sunsets that go on forever, forests where you’ll feel like you’re the last two people on earth, and cities full of culture and fine dining, you won’t have to search far for a romantic getaway in Alberta. All you need to do is look out your front door. You don’t need much for a great time with your favourite person – but surprising them with a weekend getaway can’t hurt! There are so many places to choose from, so you’re sure find the perfect place for the two of you ...
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15 Alberta Waterfalls worth a weekend getaway

15 Alberta Waterfalls Worth a Weekend Getaway

Want to get away this weekend? Want to feel like you’ve travelled to exotic locations without breaking the bank? Alberta has so many wonderful destinations to view, but waterfalls are on the top of any list. You won’t believe your eyes – or your ears – when you visit these sites ...
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A Road trip from Edmonton – Sun, Sand and the Mountains

Looking for a long weekend getaway from Edmonton? Here is a road trip itinerary that includes the magnificent Rockies, the woods that are alive with all things wild, sandy beaches and a smattering of Alberta's history ...
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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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Things to Do in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Things to Do in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Kananaskis Country with its pristine views, alpine meadows with bountiful wild flowers and abundant wildlife is a hikers dream destination ...
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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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Banff - Lake Louise Trip in Winter

Banff – Lake Louise Trip in Winter

Wondering how best to enjoy your Banff - Lake Louise winter trip? Here are some ideas for your consideration ...
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