What to see in Alberta


Alberta is a treasure trove for outdoorsy travellers, sports fanatics and nature lovers, as well as being a fascinating destination for those wanting to learn more about the Native American culture. The cities of Calgary and Edmonton are modern, picturesque, and conveniently located for exploration of many of the stunning national parks which are Alberta's prime attractions.

Top Alberta attractions include the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a buffalo trap used by the Blackfoot people for thousands of years; Writing-on-Stone National Park, home to remarkable ancient rock art and Lake Louise which is situated within Banff National Park, one of the most photogenic spots in Canada. Favourites also include the town of Drumheller, northeast of Calgary, which is set in the evocative Alberta Badlands, and Dinosaur Provincial Park, also UNESCO-listed, boasts a wealth of dinosaur fossils which will certainly have adults and children alike excited. For even more historical sites and natural beauty, the giant glaciers of the Columbia Icefields in UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jasper Provincial Park, are a must.

With so much to see and do in Alberta, visitors will not leave disappointed, and will certainly want to return for more!

Glenbow Museum

Located in the heart of Calgary, opposite the tower, the Glenbow Museum is Canada's largest museum, with more than 93,000…

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Columbia Icefields

This massive field of ancient ice, made up of eight major glaciers, is situated near the town of Jasper in the middle…

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Affectionately known as the 'little town in the big park', Jasper lies in the middle of Canada's largest mountain park,…

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The small resort town of Banff is a holiday destination situated inside the spectacular and unspoilt Banff National Park,…

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Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park is a 'living history village', comprised of more than 180 exhibitions that attempt to show what life was…

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Canada Olympic Park

Canada Olympic Park was a major venue during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, and now hosts skiing and snowboarding programmes…

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Calgary Tower

The city's most recognisable structure, Calgary Tower is a must-visit landmark which looms 626 feet (191m) above the…

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