Trip Ideas - Central Alberta

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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… Read more »

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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

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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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,… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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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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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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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Alberta

Endowed with abundant natural beauty, the fourth most populous province of Canada is a delight to explore. Visit Jasper or Banff and see aquamarine lakes forming a… 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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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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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.