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Alberta: What to do in Alberta

Located in westernmost region of Canada, Alberta is home to vast snow-filled mountain ranges, infinite prairie fields, and lush forests. The intrepid traveler will have more than enough places to visit and activities to achieve. The province’s main draw is ski resorts, particularly the ones found in Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, and Sunshine Village. Experienced skiers usually frequent these places, but there are also long cruising runs for beginners with a sense of adventure.

Alberta is also home to countless golf courses, having a number larger than other Canadian provinces. The best golf courses are found in Steward Creek, Banff Springs, Kananaskis Country, Silver Tip, Alberta Strings, and Wolf Creek. For those seeking spectacular views as they walk to the next whole, Edmonton is home to scenic courses such as Cougar Creek, Goose Hummock, and Northern Bear.

A trip to this province is not complete without experiencing the Alberta Rockies, which is considered to be one of Canada’s must-see destinations. It is here that the hike worthy national parks of Banff and Jasper are located, perfect for the enthusiastic mountaineer or determined nature lover. The less sports oriented can even hit the area’s shops for products to bring back home.

If you plan to spend a long vacation in June, then save 10 days of July for Calgary’s rodeo event, the Calgary Stampede. Known as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” the event brings the city to life as streets are filled with concerts and parades, as well as rodeo exhibits and agricultural displays. 

For those fond of breathtaking panoramic views, the 191 m long Calgary Tower offers spectacular views of the city up until the Rocky Mountains. Visitors usually enjoy the view as they dine in the Sky 360, a popular rotating restaurant situated on top of the tower.