Situated in Western Canada, Alberta is one of the 10 Canadian provinces. Bordered by British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains to the west, the prairies to the east and sub Arctic in the North, the province has a lot of geographical diversity. 

In Alberta you’ll find 5 national parks and 75 provincial parks that protect but the land and its species. This tag examines all the things you can do in Alberta. With both the Rockies and the Canadian Badlands within its borders, Alberta offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures – from skiing and hiking in the mountains to fossil safaris (for dinosaur bones) and excellent options for camping and glamping.

This post also showcases the best places to stay in Alberta with accommodation options ranging from hotels and motels to hostels and AirBnBs.

Though Alberta is considered a prairie province it boasts many beaches and natural hot springs which this blog explores. The main cities: Calgary and Edmonton both offer great shopping (no sales tax here!), family friendly activities with historical villages, a zoo, theme and adventure parks, plus vibrant restaurant scenes. Within both cities are lush river valleys laced with multi-use trails.

You can also find great things to eat and do in Lethbridge and lesser known areas of the province, such as the Village at Pigeon Lake and Waterton Lakes National Park. As for mountains, both Banff and Jasper National Parks are located here, plus less well known wilderness areas such as the Kananaskis, Canmore and the Canadian Badlands. 

 

Amazing Crowsnest Pass Things To Do and Waterton, Too!

By |2021-02-23T14:23:55-07:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Travel|Tags: |

With travel advisories encouraging us to stay within provincial borders, I’ve been looking for new-to-me areas, not too far a drive from Calgary. There's so many Crowsnest Pass things to do - even in winter, I couldn't not go. Here's a look at the best, affordable outdoor excursions both in the Pass and in Waterton.

Rosebud Theatre’s A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By |2021-03-14T11:44:53-06:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Good Times|Tags: |

Tis the season to start thinking about modifying holiday traditions. Theatre lovers will be glad to know it is possible to partake in this activity even during COVID times. (Either in person or online.) Here's a look at what to expect when taking in Dickens' classic: A Christmas Carol at the charming Rosebud Theatre.

7 Alberta Hot Springs You Need to Visit

By |2020-10-13T08:14:52-06:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , |

The key to surviving should season, let alone winter, is always having something to look forward to. It needn't be grand or expensive, but it should leave you feeling better - which is exactly what happens after soaking in thermal rich mineral water. Here's a look at the best Alberta hot springs to revive flagging spirits and sore muscles.

6 Reasons to visit the Canadian Badlands this fall

By |2020-10-06T14:51:07-06:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |

More than dinosaurs and fossils, the Canadian Badlands is still a relatively undiscovered gem. There's incredible diversity within this Alberta region that's roughly the size of Portugal. With year-round glamping, uncrowded hiking trails and a Dark Sky Preserve, there's a lot to take in. Here's a look at some not to miss activities in the Badlands this fall.

10 Fun things to do in Lethbridge right now

By |2021-06-14T14:16:54-06:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |

I wasn't expecting to find loads of outdoorsy and fun things to do on our last trip to Lethbridge, but I did. Our family has been hitting up this Southern Alberta city to visit relatives for years, but it took until this summer for us to really explore it. Now I know all its hot spots and soon you will, too!

Guided hiking on Fortress Mountain: What it’s really like

By |2021-05-15T09:12:33-06:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |

We all know how busy the trails around Banff and the Kananaskis can be in summer and during larch season. Luckily there's a new private hiking experience at Fortress Mountain. Here's a look at this adventure which involves ATVs and some of the most stunning Rocky Mountain views you've likely never witnessed before.

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