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What to see in Alberta

Attractions


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; Lake Louise, within Banff National Park, one of the most photogenic spots in Canada; the town of Drumheller, northeast of Calgary, set in the evocative Alberta Badlands; Dinosaur Provincial Park, also UNESCO-listed, which boasts a wealth of dinosaur fossils; and Jasper Provincial Park, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which contains the giant glaciers of the Columbia Icefields.


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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Jasper

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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Banff

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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