Alberta Holidays & Tours
Join us on a holiday to Alberta
Holidays in Alberta, Canada, offer a wonderfully diverse array of things to do and see.
From discovering breathtaking natural wonders to becoming immersed in Canadian cowboy culture, this alluring province certainly isn't short on unique experiences. Alberta shares its most iconic mountain range, the Canadian Rockies, with neighbouring British Columbia. Home to wonderfully photogenic destinations such as the Athabasca Glacier and Lake Louise, the region provides some of North America's best natural scenery. In Banff National Park visitors can ascend Sulphur Mountain in a cable car, while Yoho National Park provides the chance to see the dramatic Takakkaw Falls.
Elsewhere, Jasper National Park, which is travelled through on our Rocky Mountaineer tour, is a great spot for some aurora viewing in the clear night sky or to ride the wonderfully scenic sky tram. Away from the province's natural landmarks, the cosmopolitan city of Calgary offers museums, trendy bars and cowboy culture at the annual Calgary Stampede, while the capital of Edmonton has an art scene to get excited about. Whether you're considering an Alberta icefields tour along the extraordinary Icefields Parkway or spotting wildlife in Elk Island National Park, this glorious province is sure to delight.
Things to do in Alberta
Your holiday in Alberta is sure to be an unforgettable one. Here are some incredible experiences to try.
Banff National Park
A focal point of many Alberta, Canada holidays, Banff National Park spans more than 2,500 square miles and is home to mountains, lakes, valleys, forests and the charming resort town of Banff.
The Columbia Icefield skywalk
The Columbia Icefield skywalk departs from the Columbia Icefield Centre and features a glass-floored observation platform nearly 300 metres above the Sunwapta Valley.
The Calgary Stampede
Held every July, the stampede hosts an array of traditional activities including rodeos, chuckwagon racing and agriculture competitions.
Things to see in Alberta
There are plenty of ways to experience Alberta. Here’s where to start.
Food and drink in Alberta
Alberta is home to a fantastic array of locally-sources produce
From game such as bison and caribou to superb seafood and cheese, this wild region is no stranger to delicious dishes. Braver diners may like to try prairie oysters; not a seafood delicacy as the name suggests, but rather bull testicles.
Refuel after your national park or northern lights tour with a Kubie burger. This regional specialty is made using garlic sausage meat served in a bun with fried onions, cheese spread or bacon sauerkraut.
Want to unwind with a local beverage after your Alberta tours? Look out for the Angry Canadian. Similar to an Old Fashioned, this cocktail is made with whiskey, bitters, maple syrup and soda, and was invented in Calgary.
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