DISCOVER ALBERTA; Explore the Spectacular Sights of Alberta, Canada Taking in the Vibrant Cities of Calgary and Edmonton

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DISCOVER ALBERTA; Explore the Spectacular Sights of Alberta, Canada Taking in the Vibrant Cities of Calgary and Edmonton


ALBERTA is a place where the great outdoors is exactly that. With turquoise lakes like you've never seen, and mountains on an unimaginable scale, it's the only place in North America where boreal forest, prairies and mountain ecosystems converge in province that's only slightly larger DISCOVER the richest source of dinosaur fossils anywhere on the It is, quite simply, a place where you wake each morning, and think big. Big skies. Big spaces. Big adventures.

including the welcome you'll receive as a visitor to this vibrant, From city dwellers to remote ranchers, Albertans enjoy sharing their homeland with others, so why not make your next holiday one that takes in the best of this beautiful region? YEAR-ROUND DESTINATION WHETHER you want a blissful summer road trip, or an enchanting break in a winter wonderland, there's plenty to enjoy all year round, with four distinct seasons presenting Alberta in Boasting up to 18 hours of daylight in the summer months, the province enjoys more sunny days than anywhere else in opportunity to explore the majestic round on one of the 300 or so golf courses, immerse yourself in Jurassic adventures on a dino-dig, of the breathtaking scenic trails During Alberta's balmy springs and mild autumns, an alfresco lifestyle makes for an ideal road trip, at your own pace. Head to spend a fascinating afternoon at a bison-handling facility, learning how this impressive beast was brought back from near extinction.

The winter months bring a crisp rivers drawing outdoor skaters out, while the snowy blanket is ideal for tobogganing and other seasonal sports. Head to the Great Divide Trail in Lake Louise or the exploring on cross-country skis, gliding through dense forests to experience awe-inspiring, panoramic views.

approximately half live between the Edmonton, the provincial capital.

Both make great hubs for holidaymakers arriving and leaving to bookend your time exploring the wilder side of the region.

the two, perhaps best known for its annual Stampede: a thrilling ten-day event in July, it brings the best of rodeo to the heart of the city, with cultural events including country music concerts, Wild West-themed events and food markets.

CITY JEWELS HOWEVER, there's much, much more to this colourful, cosmopolitan city, nestling where the Bow River and the Elbow River meet at the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the southwest of the province.

Hire a bike and cycle around the city, on over 800km of paved pathways through parkland, riverside retail neighbourhoods and on to cultural centres and art galleries. …

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