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.