Alberta: Canada's scenically gifted province. Here can you climb to the heavens, hangout with Cowboys or unearth 50 million year old fossils. Famous for its cluster of national parks and a whole host of UNESCO listed sights, we shine the spotlight on Alberta’s greatest wonders.
Framed by the snowy mountains and forested slopes of Banff National Park, spectacular Lake Louise glows turquoise beneath the peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Swim, kayak, canoe or fish in its fresh, glacial waters, or hike the trails along its rim to take in the scenery from every vantage point. Nearby, you’ll also discover Lake Louise Ski Area, which hosts a selection of alpine and cross-country slopes.
Each year, Calgary welcomes a 10-day rodeo event that attracts over a million visitors, making it one of the largest and richest of its kind in the world. During this extravaganza, Calgary transforms into a huge outdoor party, with concerts, shows, parades and chuckwagon racing taking place across the city.
The spectacular Icefields Parkway takes you on a winding journey through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. This breathtaking road trip weaves around undulating peaks, glacial lakes and a tapestry of forests, taking in some of the most astounding views from its cliff edge position. With campsites scattering the length of the Parkway, park up each evening and spend the night in the wilderness as you journey through Alberta’s remote scenery.
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Deep in the badlands of Alberta’s southern region, Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO listed heritage site that’s played an influential part in the study of palaeontology. Forty dinosaur species and more than 500 specimens have been discovered on the site, making it one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. See the discoveries at the visitor centre or participate in a dinosaur dig in the park, where you can also stay overnight and camp under the stars.