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.

Unveiling Alberta’s Gems: The Best Places To Visit For Adventurers And Nature Lovers

The best places to visit in Alberta - Peyto Lake on the Icefield's Parkway

Alberta stuns with majestic mountains, turquoise lakes, and charming cities. From hiking glaciers to exploring vibrant culture, discover the must-visit spots for your dream Canadian adventure! (This captivating province has something for everyone!) The fresh and clean prairie air filled my lungs as I arrived in Calgary, a genuine feeling of wonder bubbling inside of […]

Discover The SnowDays Winter Festival In Banff and Lake Louise, Where Snow Days are Fun Days!

SnowDays Winter Festival Banff Lake Louise

Discover the magic of SnowDays winter festival in Banff Lake Louise! Immerse yourself in a wonderland of ice sculptures, outdoor activities, and breathtaking scenery. Read on to explore the ultimate guide to this unforgettable event, filled with tips, highlights, and must-see attractions. You might remember when snow days were an excuse to stay home from […]

The Ultimate Jasper National Park Itinerary: Tips for Visiting in Fall (Or Any Season)

Jasper National Park

Welcome to the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies! Its size can be a bit overwhelming at times, but Robin and Arlene Karpan have created the ideal Jasper National Park itinerary to help you make the most of your visit, especially if you’re aiming for autumn. Jasper is the largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain […]

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 Buffalo […]

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 […]