Category Archives: Alberta Travel

Alberta is where the prairies meet the mountains. Not only is Alberta home to the greatest source of Canada’s oil and natural gas reserves, but it also offers a prime example of some of the most jaw-dropping features of its neighbour to the east and west.

A Bird Watcher’s Guide to Alberta’s Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

A song sparrow pauses between songs next to a spider's web at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park

Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is located nearly in the heart of the province of Alberta, about a 3 hour drive northwest from Edmonton. It’s known for its natural beauty, and the Marten Mountain Viewpoint, but it’s known best for being one of Canada’s most remarkable birdwatching locations. Our resident birdwatching expert, Carol Patterson, is […]

Discovering the South Canadian Rockies: Small Towns and Big Mountains

South Canadian Rockies

As the South Canadian Rockies notes, “history runs deep in our Rocky Mountain towns, and our towering mountains provide a four-season playground that lets you go beyond the ordinary.” Carol Patterson visited to this region to get a pulse on how a rise in tourism has affected the region, and how you can visit, responsibly. […]

The Top Things to Do in Banff in Winter (Besides Skiing)

Banff at night, as seen from the top of the Banff Gondola.

When people first think about Banff in winter, their minds might be drawn to the nearby slopes – but this piece is all about expanding our mindset as to what’s possible in winter here. Even if you’re not a skiier, Banff is a place worth visiting in colder climes because it’s a mecca of outdoor […]

Three Days in Alberta’s Diamond Valley: New Town, Same Zany Take On Western Culture

Skijordue is an annual mash-up of horseback skijoring, fondue and seventies fashion

It was only recently that Diamond Valley became an entity, and now this relatively undiscovered gem in Alberta is ripe and ready for exploration. Carol Patterson walks us through how to get the absolute most out of a visit to Diamond Valley, Alberta. This year the citizens of Black Diamond and Turner Valley, in the […]

Road Tripping to Wood Buffalo National Park: 10 Things to Know About Canada’s Largest National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park holds the title of the largest national park in Canada, covering nearly 45,000 square kilometres. It’s actually the second largest national park on the planet. We Explore Canada contributor Carol Patterson walks you through how to make the most of your visit to this remarkable park. Is a visit to Wood […]

Fun Things To Do In Edmonton, Alberta: How To Plan Your Visit To “The Gateway To The North”

Fun things to do in Edmonton, Alberta

Discover the “Gateway to the North” with these fun things to do in Edmonton, Alberta. From great restaurants to incredible culture, you’ll find it all in Edmonton Whether you love nature, history, culture, or great food and drink, Edmonton, Alberta is a vibrant and exciting city that’s easy to fall in love with. As the […]

The Best Things To Do In Calgary: Discover Why Cowtown Is The Hottest Destination In Alberta

Things to do in Calgary, Alberta

Experience “Cowtown” properly with these amazing things to do in Calgary, Alberta. Discover the best of where the Mountains meet the Prairies. Flanking the Bow River in southern Alberta, the city of Calgary has been celebrated for its stunning natural beauty, urban accessibility, and exciting attractions. Calgary, boasting a broad mix of modern skyscrapers and […]

Calgary Cocktails: The Best Cocktail Bars in Calgary’s Downtown Core

Cocktail Bars in Calgary

The cocktail scene has long been a highlight of Calgary’s bustling downtown core and these downtown hot spots have taken the craft of the cocktail to the next level. We Explore Canada contributor Kayla Glynn gives us the inside scoop. There’s no shortage of things to do in Calgary, Alberta – the province’s largest city. […]

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta: Home to the Largest Collection of Fossils in Canada!

Royal Tyrrell Museum

The Royal Tyrrell Museum might just be the most famous dinosaur museum on the planet, and we’re fortunate that it’s in Canada! Hans Tammemagi walks us through what you can expect from your visit, and how learning about the past might offer some insight into the present and future. After an hour of driving through […]