With the Rocky Mountains on the western side, wildlife and aurora borealis sights in the northern parks and hundreds of lakes waiting to be explored, Alberta is a province with outdoor adventures built right in. Hiking, fishing, paddling, or just taking in the beauty of this diverse province is available, no matter what region you’re in.
If you are planning a trip to Alberta here are a few things to keep you entertained.
Wander the Land where Dinosaurs once walked
75 million years ago, Alberta was a tropical area, lush with palm trees and dinosaurs. More than 150 full dinosaur skeletons have been found in Dinosaur Provincial Park. Go on a Fossil Safari Tour or a Centrosaurus Quarry Hike and wander the land where dinosaurs once walked.
Drive Icefields Parkway
The Icefields Parkway links Lake Louise with Jasper and travels through both Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. This is the ideal stretch of Alberta for ice-exploration. Rated one of the top drives in the world, this 232 kilometres of highway that moves through the Continental Divide.
Explore the North at Wood Buffalo National Park
Wood Buffalo National Park is the largest National Park in Canada and the second largest National Park in the world. Known for the wildlife as well as for being a great place to watch the Northern Lights dance across the sky, this park is a must-visit for anyone exploring the Northern are of Alberta.
Embrace your inner Cowboy/Cowgirl and attend a rodeo
One of the best ways to experience the multi-faceted world that Alberta has to offer is with a horseback riding adventure. There is always a rodeo happening in the summer, so make sure to visit a small rodeo town to have the full cowboy culture experience.
Experience the Badlands
You’ve seen the pictures of Alberta’s sprawling desert Badlands, now it’s time to experience them yourself. Drumheller and the Badlands are in part known for their discoveries and the Royal Tyrell Museum.
Explore Edmonton’s River Valley
Embrace the beauty of the outdoors and the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America. With over 20 major parks and attractions, 7400 hectares of land and a river valley that’s 22 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, there’s plenty to explore.
Soar above the Province by Hang Glider
See all that you can of Alberta while letting the wind carry you. See the mountain sprawl out beneath you on one side and the seemingly endless prairies on the other. Hang Glide Alberta is located in Innisfail, between Calgary and Edmonton.
Hike Crypt Lake Trail
One of the most famous hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park and was ranked one of the top 20 most thrilling hikes in the world by National Geographic. This six-hour hike isn’t easy but it is a must-see for hiking enthusiasts in Alberta.
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