Alberta is home to some of Canada’s most impressive scenery and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where the prairies meet the mountains, and spectacular snowcapped peaks dominate the skyline.
Royal Hotel Calgary, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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It is an absolutely stunning drive through Banff National Park. The Bow Valley Parkway is a 50-kilometer-long (31-mile) stretch of road that runs parallel with Highway 1 that connects Lake Louise with Banff. Instead of driving on Highway 1, take the Bow Valley Parkway for a more scenic and relaxing drive.
Location:Bow Valley Pkwy, Alberta T0L, Canada
Canmore’s long-established Rose and Crown pub is owned and operated by long-time Bow Valley locals who are passionate about providing the best service, producing quality food, and creating an enjoyable environment for all guests!
Location:749 Railway Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P2 Canada
For those who don’t know, hoodoos are a distinct rock formation created when softer sedimentary rock is eroded by the wind, forming large columns that stick out of the earth up to five to seven meters tall. They take millions of years to form and always have a hard rock on top of them.
Location:Hoodoo Ave, T0J 0Y4
If you’ve spent any time at the Calgary Zoo, you know that we are more than just a place to see animals. Like accredited zoos and aquariums world-wide, we are a force for animal welfare, wildlife conservation, and using science to sustain threatened wildlife in Canada and around the world.
Location:1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, T2E 7V6
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It is one of Alberta’s best mountainside tourist towns. But unlike Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise, Canmore isn’t actually located within one of Canada’s National Parks – making it cheaper and more accessible for everyone.
Location:900 Railway Avenue Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P4
Their operating hours are not good for couples dating or for weary travelers spending the night in town. This place is for young local families and old people having a night out away from the nursing home.
Location:3765 56 St, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 3E7 Canada
The Kananaskis often gets overlooked as it sits directly next to the tourist hotspot of Banff National Park. However, the stunning valley offers all of the same outdoor activities with fewer crowds, plus, it’s closer to Calgary than Banff too!
Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The staff was friendly and the environment was welcoming. This restaurant is just the right size and serves good Italian food. The bread is very addictive.
Location:105-12445 Lake Fraser Way SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 3T3, Canada, Calgary
It is located around 35 minutes from Lake Louise and is largely considered one of the top attractions in Canada. In winter, you can visit the lake and see the famous Emerald Lake Lodge which appears to sit on an island in the lake. In the summer, you can canoe, kayak, or paddleboard on the lake.
Location:Emerald Lake Road
Japanese food is nice at this place. Most guests recommend trying nicely cooked chirashi don, tuna sashimi, and miso soup. In accordance with the visitors’ opinions, waiters serve tasty green tea ice cream and a good banana dessert here. Don’t miss the opportunity to try delicious iced green tea.
Location:7127 8650 112 Ave NW Calgary, AB, Canada T3R 0R5
In fact, about 375,000 tourists visit the Museum every year making it the most visited provincial museum in Alberta! Surely, 375,000 people can’t be wrong and the Royal Tyrell Museum is easily one of the best things to do in Drumheller – if not, all of Alberta!
Location:6 km (4 mi) northwest of Drumheller, AB Hwy. 838 Midland Provincial Park
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