Calgary · Travel Alberta
Situated between the majestic Rocky mountains to the west and the elegant prairies to the east, Calgary has some of the most beautiful nature and scenery that Canada, possibly even the world, has to offer. Just a short drive from Calgary, you will find breathtaking landscapes, world-renowned skiing and outdoor sports, as well as many cultural and historical sites.
Located an hour west of Calgary, Banff National Park is the oldest national reserve in Canada and the premiere tourist destination in Canada - a definite must see. With breathtaking mountain-scapes, famous hot springs, award winning skiing, an untouched wildlife, Banff is truly an oasis for the residents of Calgary.
Known as the 'Jewel of the Rockies', Lake Louise is a beautiful lake located high in the Banff National Park. This five star resort town is home to the Chateau Lake Louise, internationally renowned skiing and the best hiking trails in Alberta.
Jasper National Park is the largest of the national parks in the Rocky Mountains. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is filled with breathtaking mountains, valleys, glaciers, and water falls. The vast wilderness of the park encompasses one of the largest protected ecosystems in Alberta with large numbers of elk, deer, bears, mountain lions and wolves.
The capital city of Alberta, Edmonton, lies at the geographic heart of this great province. Edmonton offers a wide range of museums, attractions and is host to more than 30 festivals throughout the year. Whether your interests are in theatre, jazz, sports, or art, Edmonton has something for visitors of all ages. Also, many know it as home to the West Edmonton Mall, the second largest mall in the world.
Columbia Ice Fields.
The Icefields Parkway that stretches between Lake Louise and the town of Jasper is one of Canada's national treasures and most stunning sights. Explore the great glaciers of the Rocky Mountains in a giant all-terrain vehicle specifically designed for glacier travel.
Come and see the world's largest dinosaur in Calgary's very own backyard! The town of Drumheller, also known as Dinosaur Valley, is located in the heart of the Canadian Badlands in Southern Albera. Experience a prehistoric land of lost as the beautiful Albertan Praries give way to immense steep, dry coulees weathered by the eons of time, wind and water.