Alberta

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Snow-capped mountain peaks, lush meadows carpeted in wildflowers, sparkling green lakes and thick evergreen forests filled with wildlife — Alberta is home to some of the most hauntingly beautiful landscapes on the planet. There are a host of activities to enjoy and scenic spots to discover in the Canadian Rockies and in the nearby city of Calgary, a top notch cosmopolitan destination that is famous for its western hospitality and its annual Calgary Stampede.

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Banff National Park

Comparing mountains is a subjective and imprecise business. Yet few would deny that the Canadian Rockies are one of the most extravagantly beautiful...

Calgary

With the eastern face of the Rockies as its backdrop, the crisp concrete-and-steel skyline of Calgary, Alberta, seems to rise from the plains...

Jasper National Park

Jagged mountain peaks, shimmering glaciers, and crystal-clear lakes are just part of the incredible scenery that makes up the largest and wildest...

Dinosaur Provincial Park

A United Nations World Heritage Site, the park contains some of the world's richest fossil beds—dating as far back as 75 million years—including...

Drumheller

Drumheller is 135 kilometres (84 miles) northeast of Calgary and situated along the Red Deer River. ...

Fort Macleod

The pre-1900 wood-frame buildings and the more recent sandstone-and-brick buildings have established Fort Macleod, southern Alberta's oldest...

Lethbridge

Lethbridge, southeast of Calgary along the Oldman River, is the largest city in southern Alberta ...

Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat is a prosperous, scenic city built on high banks overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. Much local lore concerns the origin...

Waterton Lakes National Park

A World Heritage Site, Waterton Lakes National Park represents the meeting of two worlds—the flatlands of the prairie and the abrupt upthrust...

Outside Banff National Park

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Outside Jasper National Park

The Jasper Townsite is 287 km (178 miles) north of the Banff Townsite , 400 km (249 miles) northwest of Calgary , 360 km (224 miles) west...

Southern Alberta

Dry, flat prairie wheat fields in the east of this region gradually rise to soft hills and pine forests as you head west toward the Rocky Mountains...

Outside Waterton Lakes National Park

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