Experience - Central Alberta

Best things to do, activities, family fun, date ideas, and events in Central Alberta.




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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… Read more »

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North Saskatchewan River Tubing From Devon Opens for 2021 Season on June 18th

Are you looking to go river tubing on the North Saskatchewan River? If so, River Lifestyle Co. which rents tubes and transportation for those who want to… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Places to Go Guided Whitewater Rafting in Alberta

The province of Alberta is full of opportunities to hop onto a body of water or a river, so the fact that there is an amazing number… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Pembina River Tubing Opens For 2021 Season on May 22nd

Pembina River Tubing will reopen for the 2021 summer season on May 22nd. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Pembina River Valley by taking a leisurely float down… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Watch Amazing Theatre Performances From Across the World This Week/Weekend

With COVID-19 pandemic forcing theaters to shut their doors, many performing art centers have taken to being open virtually. We have listed a few theatre performances from… Read more »

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Quarantine Concerts to Watch Online This Weekend

A list of music performances live-streamed this weekend. All times mentioned are in ET. Watch Amazing Theatre Performances From Across the World This Weekend Friday, June 11… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Shooting Stars: Watch the Skies for Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

Every year from late April to mid-May, sky watchers are on the lookout for the Eta Aquarid meteors. These fast showers light up the night sky and… Read more »

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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… Read more »

20 Ideas For a Staycation This Spring Break in Alberta

20 Ideas For a Staycation This Spring Break in Alberta

Spring in Alberta can mean snow, or it can mean sun. If you’re looking for a spring break staycation this year, there are activities around the province… Read more »

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Paid Parking at Lake Louise, Shuttle Reservations to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

If you are planning to visit Canada’s busiest mountain Lakes this summer, then you need to plan ahead. Parks Canada is introducing a two-year paid parking pilot… Read more »

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Shooting Stars: Watch the Skies for Lyrid Meteor Shower From April 16 to 25

It’s that time of the year again! Get ready to see spectacular meteor showers. Lighting up the sky in April is the annual Lyrid meteor shower, which… Read more »

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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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Alberta Parks’ 2021 Campsite Reservations to Open on March 4

Online camping reservations for Alberta Parks for 2021 summer season will open on March 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Online camping reservations for Alberta Parks for 2021 summer season will open on March 5, 2021 for comfort camping, March 4 for individual campsites.

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2021 Family Day Weekend in Alberta

From light festivals to Alberta Winter Games, racing on ice, vibrant celebrations of francophone culture and free admission to Alberta Museums on family day, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy this family day weekend across Alberta.