Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. Filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels. Dazzling peaks, ancient glaciers, turquoise lakes and Banff and Jasper national parks define Alberta’s iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Along the province’s southern rolling foothills, visitors can discover the rich culture of First Nations communities. To the east, the red-hued Canadian Badlands where dinosaur adventures abound. This province is more than just a place to visit; it is a place to truly experience.
To vacationers seeking the most authentic mountain experience, Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage destination that delivers a healthy combination of unspoiled and protected wilderness, wildlife, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration and adventure. Established in 1885, Banff National Park was the first national in Canada and the third in the world. Renowned around the globe, this park encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountains, forests, and lakes to explore. Its world-class restaurants, hotels and spas offer plenty of chances to warm up and relax after a day experiencing the great outdoors.Read More
Calgary exudes a youthful vitality. Bold energetic Calgarians have created a dynamic city with an ever-changing list of “must-see” attractions. Today’s Calgary will surprise and inspire visitors. Every visit offers new experiences, adventures and memories. Calgary has emerged as a must-visit food destination with a buzzing arts and culture scene. Known for its western hospitality, chef-driven cuisine, classic and quirky theatre and lively music events and outdoor festivals, Calgary is a vibrant city centred around four UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump and Waterton Glacier International Peach Park — making it the perfect complement to your Alberta adventure.Read More
In Canmore luxury condo-style hotels are offering spacious living in the middle of an authentic mountain town. The near National Parks are easily explored by car or through public transit. Canmore is enveloped by Kananaskis Country, an impressive mountain landscape spilling across a series of protected provincial parks.Read More
Located in the heart of the Canadian Badlands - less than two hours northeast of Calgary - lies the town of Drumheller. Drive east across endless golden canola prairies and the land suddenly drops away into a strange moonscape of striped hills, Hoodoos and otherworldly rock formations. The Badlands. Even the name is mysterious and maybe that is why you are compelled to explore. Knowing the very ground you walk on is rife with ancient bones of dinosaurs who once ruled this land somehow keeps you looking over your shoulder. Known as the Dinosaur Capital of the World, Drumheller is a must for any Alberta bucket list.Read More
Welcome to Edmonton, a city that will surprise you. Home to 1.2 million friendly residents living in the northernmost metropolis in Canada. A vibrant urban centre in the heart of the wilderness, and Canadas fastest growing city. From close encounters with free roaming bison at Elk Island National Park to surfing indoors at West Edmonton Mall, don’t forget your camera. Gateway to the northern Rockies and northern Canada. There is an uniqueness to how they do ordinary things. A city that is authentic, rugged & original. It’s an attitude that you’ll only appreciate once you’ve visited Edmonton.Read More
Surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the town of Jasper is the gateway to Canada’s wildest National Park. Its backyard is an 11,000 sq. km swath of wilderness linked by a trail network that stretches to every corner. From the Columbia Icefields to the lush evergreen forests of the Athabasca River Valley, it’s easy to see why Jasper is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Visitors often see bears, elk, moose, deer, mountain sheep and goats beneath the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains while often in or around town or driving the Icefields Parkway.Read More
Marmot Basin is the only ski area in Jasper National Park, an 11,000 square kilometre wilderness, which is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site. With breathtaking mountain vistas, 86 runs and 3,000 vertical feet of varied terrain on 1,675 acres, Marmot Basin offers visitors a mountain of great memories. As the northernmost Rocky Mountain ski area with the highest base elevation in Canada, Marmot Basin enjoys abundant dry, natural snow from mid-November to early May. It is one of the most diverse ski areas in North America for all abilities, from novice to expert, on four mountain faces. You will find everything from long, perfectly groomed trails to high alpine bowls and steep chutes filled with Rocky Mountain powder. An area that fulfills skier and snowboarder dreams!Read More
Where in the world can you find a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an international peace park and a biosphere reserve all rolled into one? At Waterton Lakes National Park, the only place on earth endowed with all three titles. The dramatic collision of prairies and mountains in the southwest corner of Alberta has forged a combination of grasslands, wetlands, aspen groves, evergreen forests and alpine tundra, which means a unique diversity of plant life and a rich variety of wildlife. Watch for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk and black bear.Read More
Alberta is a four-season destination, where cities and alpine towns welcome visitors like locals alike and encourage them to explore. Hike, canoe, discover river walkways in the cities, dine on summer patios and view incredible wildlife in the summer. Explore the province’s winter landscapes on skis or by dog sled and marvel at the glowing northern lights.
Alberta journeys are measured by the moments that take your breath away. Savour those moments as you learn more about Alberta’s breathtaking landscapes in these awe-inspiring videos.
When planning a trip to Alberta, pack sunglasses, layers, and a camera and be prepared to enjoy every minute. Alberta is home to youthfully spirited adventurers and welcomes every visitor with genuine warmth and hospitality. The province’s inspiring and enriching experiences will create a lifetime of memories.
|Season:||Temperature Range (Celsius)||Seasonal Comments|
|Spring||2°C to 15°C||A fresh time in Alberta when excitement builds for summer experiences.|
|Summer||20°C to 25°C||Warm long days of sunshine mean visitors can spend hours outside enjoying the province.|
|Fall||-5°C to 15°C||Alberta’s summer months have started to extend into the Fall.|
|Winter||-5°C to -15°C||Enjoy Alberta’s bright sunshine and crisp days in January and February.|