Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. It’s a vacation destination you won’t soon forget, filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels.
Located in the heart of western Canada, the province of Alberta is bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west and the prairies of Saskatchewan to the east. We share our northern border with the Northwest Territories. The state of Montana is our nearest southern neighbour, with whom we share an international peace park. Start your adventure in one of our international gateway cities Edmonton, Calgary or Fort McMurray which feature vibrant centres for the arts, shopping and fine dining.
Banff and Jasper, world-renowned resorts in the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks are among our many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are brimming with outdoor adventures year round. In summer, ride horses, hike endless trails, watch for wildlife, golf our signature courses, or go for a paddle on a turquoise lake. In winter, do something you’ve never done before – dog sledding, ice climbing, heli-skiing or walk through a towering ice-draped canyon. Then rejuvenate in the steaming waters of a natural hot spring and savour locally sourced gourmet fare and stay in an authentic mountain lodges.
Explore the Canadian Badlands and go back millions of years to the age of the dinosaurs. Or venture north into a land of pristine lakes, backcountry lodges, and trophy fishing. Experience our western culture on a working ranch taking part in a cattle drive or practice your ya-HOO at the annual Calgary Stampede.
In every corner of this beautiful place, authentic adventures await.