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Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. Filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels. Dazzling peaks, ancient glaciers, turquoise lakes and Banff and Jasper national parks define Alberta’s iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Along the province’s southern rolling foothills, visitors can discover the rich culture of First Nations communities. To the east, the red-hued Canadian Badlands where dinosaur adventures abound. This province is more than just a place to visit; it is a place to truly experience.

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Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $895

Witness the world-famous Calgary Stampede. This ten-day festival combines a world-class rodeo with the best in western entertainment, live music, unique food options and countless exhibitions.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $928

Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and bursting with family fun! Experience the unique convenience West Edmonton Mall has to offer while staying in a unique theme room right at the mall. Explore the city at your own pace and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $349

Experience the unique convenience West Edmonton Mall has to offer and enjoy exclusive shopping, fine dining, exciting entertainment and thriving nightlife. Inspired by the traditional urban bazaars of Persia, this complex welcomes over 30 million visitors a year, making it the number one attraction in Alberta.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $349

Wondering what to do in Edmonton? If you want to learn about Alberta’s story in a fun, interactive way, this custom attractions package will fully immerse you into Edmonton history and culture.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $2,419

Rolling foothills, intimidating mountains, pre-historic hoodoos, diverse wildlife, great shopping and a friendly western hospitality is what you will experience on this dedicated Alberta vacation.

Duration: 10 days (9 nights) $4,442

Explore six of Canada's provinces by rail and motorcoach on this epic adventure. View majestic Niagara Falls before boarding Via Rail's famous Canadian in Toronto and embarking on a 3-day journey across Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Take some time to enjoy the highlights of the Canadian Rockies before continuing the rail journey to beautiful Vancouver and Victoria.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $2615

Immerse yourself in nature and experience this action packed adventure, including horse-back riding, white-water rafting, boat rides, ATV wilderness rides and a helicopter ride.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $2555

This itinerary offers a shorter version of the Ultimate Western Discovery, giving you the best of the Rockies without sacrificing any of the highlights Western Canada has to offer. You can choose to travel with Rocky Mountaineer on the daylight service which overnights in Kamloops, or with VIA Rail in a cabin, staying onboard the train.

Duration: Classic Tour - 11 Days (10 Nights) $2,440

Experience the north and the summer solstice in the land where the sun never sets. Journey through grasslands and boreal forests, by lakes and rivers, and learn the ways of the north from the people who have always been there.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) $4,790

Departing and returning to Vancouver this comprehensive Western Canada itinerary combines Rocky Mountaineer, VIA Rail and BC Ferries to see the Canadian Rockies, Northern British Columbia, the inside passage and Vancouver Island.

Duration: Classic Tour - 12 Days (11 Nights) $5,100

Come and explore the Canadian Rockies. Discover the vibrant coastal city of Vancouver before heading to Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks. See the iconic resorts of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise. Cruise on picturesque Maligne Lake, rumble over the Athabasca Glacier on a massive Ice Machine, and soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a gondola.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) $7369

Treat yourself and experience the world renowned Fairmont properties, rich in history, resplendent in natural beauty and nestled in awe inspiring locations. Your journey through the spectacular Canadian Rockies will be complimented by these grandeur hotels.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $4009

Connecting the landscapes of snowy peak mountains, lush forests and emerald lakes with big blue skies, wide open spaces and freshwater lakes you will experience the warm hospitality of crossing the prairie provinces.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $4,785

Our most popular package, this comprehensive itinerary combines the renowned Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour across the Rockies with the highlights of the best of British Columbia and Alberta. Explore vibrant seaside cities before travelling across the Rockies by train viewing breathtaking landscapes, majestic mountains and picturesque mountain villages.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $2,265

This comprehensive self-drive combines the highlights of the Rockies and exploring areas that you cannot access by scheduled tour services. With the flexibility of having a car you can choose to walk one of the many hiking trails, linger at the vineyards and join any of the local adventures at your own choice and leisure.

Duration: 18 Days (17 Nights) $6045

Rail is a relaxing way to view the spectacular changing scenery as you travel across each diverse province. You will experience varied landscapes and culture from the vibrancy of the Pacific Coast to the hospitality and lively music of the Atlantic Maritimes on the East Coast.

Duration: 2 Days (1 Nights) $415

Canmore and Kananaskis is a picturesque and authentic mountain lifestyle community. Enveloped by the majesty of the Canadian Rockies and just one hour west of Calgary. Here you will discover an impressive mountain landscape offering limitless outdoor activity across an expanse of provincial parks, wildland reserves, emerald green waterways, unspoiled wilderness and snow-capped mountain peaks. Walk along the trails around town, taking in the glacier-turquoise river scenery and unique shops.

Duration: Classic Tour - 21 Days (20 Nights) $6,745

This comprehensive tour travels with a professional driver-guide and small group through Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon before arriving in Alaska. Each day will offer a change of scenery and experience. See stunning lakes, mighty rivers, abundant wildlife and immerse yourself in the history and local culture of each region.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $525

Canmore and Kananaskis is a picturesque and authentic mountain lifestyle community. Enveloped by the majesty of the Canadian Rockies and just one hour west of Calgary. Here you will discover an impressive mountain landscape offering limitless outdoor activity across an expanse of provincial parks, wildland reserves, emerald green waterways, unspoiled wilderness and snow-capped mountain peaks. Walk along the trails around town, taking in the glacier-turquoise river scenery and unique shops.

Duration: Classic Tour - 33 Days (32 Nights) $7,665

This tour is a “bucket list” adventure. Experience this magnificent country as you travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean on a tour specifically designed to show you the panoramic beauty and rich cultural diversity that is “Our Canada”!

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $749

Enjoy the best that this spectacular mountain township has to offer with time also to explore at your leisure.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $769

Its shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and deep canyons surrounded by mountain peaks are all easy to explore from the relaxed charming township of Jasper.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $549

Where in the world can you find a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an International Peace Park, and a Biosphere Reserve all rolled into one? At Waterton Lakes National Park, the only place on earth endowed with all three titles.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) $1815

Compliment your time in the Rockies by staying at the impressive Fairmont resorts, rich in history, resplendent in natural beauty and nestled in awe inspiring locations.

Duration: Classic Tour - 6 Days (5 Nights) $1,355

The best of the Okanagan Valley in harvest season: orchards, wineries and beautiful rolling hills.

Duration: Classic Tour - 7 Days (6 Nights) $2,350

Visit Haida Gwaii and experience a world of intrigue, adventure and undeniable breathtaking beauty!

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights) $1,089

Drive through the picturesque Okanagan Valley, know for its warm climate, sandy beaches, lakes and wine valley. Visit the Grizzly Bear Refuge at Kicking Horse Resort. Relax at Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park, offering cabin style superior accommodation surrounding the lake in breathtaking scenery.

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights) $1685

Surrounded by wide open spaces, tranquil wilderness and wildlife, this itinerary explores friendly western heritage.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) $4065

Enjoy some of the most breathtaking and varied rail scenery found anywhere in the world on this route.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) $3195

See the Rockies from 2 different perspectives; travel out by rail and return by guided coach. Travel through the heart of the majestic Canadian Rockies and return through the stunning Okanagan region, known for its dry, sunny climate, wineries, lakeshore communities and relaxed lifestyle.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) $1889

This itinerary explores very diverse scenery, from the majestic snow- capped mountains of the Canadian Rockies, to the prairies lands of Alberta and the unique coulee landscapes and hoodoo rock formations in the Badlands. Visit the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum devoted exclusively to the study of paleontology.

Duration: Classic Tour - 9 Days (8 Nights) $3,395

Travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this fully escorted journey from the majestic Canadian Rockies to the stunning Pacific Coast.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) $2519

Travel by train through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this week long journey from the prairies through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $4615

Experience the 2 day/1 night train through the Rockies before joining the VIA Rail for your 3 day journey across the prairie provinces to Toronto.

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights) $1799

Spend 7 unforgettable Days in Alberta, while immersing yourself in the best adventures the province has to offer. You will participate in activities like white water rafting, horse back riding, motorcycle tours and visit the mighty Athabasca Glacier.

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) $1,019

Explore the Best that the Rockies have to offer in the winter. Experience new adventures every day by joining our fully guided tours and relax at night by the fire while enjoying some outstanding cuisine in the jewels of the Alberta Rockies - Banff and Jasper.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $649

Drive from Calgary to Banff to see the Magic of the Rockies in the Winter. Enjoy skiing or snowboarding, dog-sledding and an incredible ice walk.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $615

Explore the Heart of New West and and feel the energy of one of Calgary. Take a tour back through time to the town of Drumheller and the famous Heritage Park. Learn about the aboriginal history of the area in the Head Smashed Buffalo Jump Historic Site.

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $405

Enjoy the best that this spectacular mountain township has to offer with time also to explore at your leisure.Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is a vibrant communityof artists, athletes, families and outdoor enthusiasts. It truly celebrates its heritage andlives and breathes mountain culture.

Duration: 3Days (2 Nights) $385

Shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and deep canyons surrounded by mountain peaks are easy to explore from the relaxed charming township of Jasper. Visit Maligne Lake, famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island. Ride the Jasper SkyTram the highest and longest SkyTram in Canada to the top of Whistler's Mountain for spectacular views. Enjoy a relaxed float trip down the Athabasca River.

To vacationers seeking the most authentic mountain experience, Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage destination that delivers a healthy combination of unspoiled and protected wilderness, wildlife, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration and adventure.

Established in 1885, Banff National Park was the first national in Canada and the third in the world. Renowned around the globe, this park encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountains, forests, and lakes to explore. Its world-class restaurants, hotels and spas offer plenty of chances to warm up and relax after a day experiencing the great outdoors.

Calgary exudes a youthful vitality. Bold energetic Calgarians have created a dynamic city with an ever-changing list of “must-see” attractions. Today’s Calgary will surprise and inspire visitors. Every visit offers new experiences, adventures and memories. Calgary has emerged as a must-visit food destination with a buzzing arts and culture scene. Known for its western hospitality, chef-driven cuisine, classic and quirky theatre and lively music events and outdoor festivals, Calgary is a vibrant city centred around four UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump and Waterton Glacier International Peach Park — making it the perfect complement to your Alberta adventure.

In Canmore luxury condo-style hotels are offering spacious living in the middle of an authentic mountain town. The near National Parks are easily explored by car or through public transit. Canmore is enveloped by Kananaskis Country, an impressive mountain landscape spilling across a series of protected provincial parks.

Located in the heart of the Canadian Badlands - less than two hours northeast of Calgary - lies the town of Drumheller. Drive east across endless golden canola prairies and the land suddenly drops away into a strange moonscape of striped hills, Hoodoos and otherworldly rock formations. The Badlands. Even the name is mysterious and maybe that is why you are compelled to explore. Knowing the very ground you walk on is rife with ancient bones of dinosaurs who once ruled this land somehow keeps you looking over your shoulder. Known as the Dinosaur Capital of the World, Drumheller is a must for any Alberta bucket list.

Welcome to Edmonton, a city that will surprise you. Home to 1.2 million friendly residents living in the northernmost metropolis in Canada. A vibrant urban centre in the heart of the wilderness, and Canadas fastest growing city. From close encounters with free roaming bison at Elk Island National Park to surfing indoors at West Edmonton Mall, don’t forget your camera. Gateway to the northern Rockies and northern Canada. There is an uniqueness to how they do ordinary things. A city that is authentic, rugged & original. It’s an attitude that you’ll only appreciate once you’ve visited Edmonton.

Surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the town of Jasper is the gateway to Canada’s wildest National Park. Its backyard is an 11,000 sq. km swath of wilderness linked by a trail network that stretches to every corner. From the Columbia Icefields to the lush evergreen forests of the Athabasca River Valley, it’s easy to see why Jasper is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Visitors often see bears, elk, moose, deer, mountain sheep and goats beneath the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains while often in or around town or driving the Icefields Parkway.

Marmot Basin is the only ski area in Jasper National Park, an 11,000 square kilometre wilderness, which is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site. With breathtaking mountain vistas, 86 runs and 3,000 vertical feet of varied terrain on 1,675 acres, Marmot Basin offers visitors a mountain of great memories. As the northernmost Rocky Mountain ski area with the highest base elevation in Canada, Marmot Basin enjoys abundant dry, natural snow from mid-November to early May. It is one of the most diverse ski areas in North America for all abilities, from novice to expert, on four mountain faces. You will find everything from long, perfectly groomed trails to high alpine bowls and steep chutes filled with Rocky Mountain powder. An area that fulfills skier and snowboarder dreams!

Where in the world can you find a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an international peace park and a biosphere reserve all rolled into one? At Waterton Lakes National Park, the only place on earth endowed with all three titles.

The dramatic collision of prairies and mountains in the southwest corner of Alberta has forged a combination of grasslands, wetlands, aspen groves, evergreen forests and alpine tundra, which means a unique diversity of plant life and a rich variety of wildlife. Watch for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk and black bear.

Alberta is a four-season destination, where cities and alpine towns welcome visitors like locals alike and encourage them to explore. Hike, canoe, discover river walkways in the cities, dine on summer patios and view incredible wildlife in the summer. Explore the province’s winter landscapes on skis or by dog sled and marvel at the glowing northern lights. 

Alberta journeys are measured by the moments that take your breath away. Savour those moments as you learn more about Alberta’s breathtaking landscapes in these awe-inspiring videos.

 



Top 10 Things to See and Do:

  1. Onboard a segway, explore Edmonton with River Valley Segway Tours. 
  2. Celebrate the festivities of the Calgary Stampede - Onto the next 100 years! 
  3. Bird’s eye view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains from a helicopter 
  4. The Canadian Rocky Mountain vistas from the Banff Gondola 
  5. Experience skiing three world-renowned hills in Banff National Park! 
  6. Glacier discovery with the Columbia Icefield and Glacier Skywalk 
  7. Enjoy a boat ride to Spirit Island in Jasper National Park 
  8. Trail ride in the beauty of Waterton Lakes National Park 
  9. Discover sacred ground at Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump 
  10. Experience Alberta’s 75 million year old history in Drumheller

Travel Tips:

When planning a trip to Alberta, pack sunglasses, layers, and a camera and be prepared to enjoy every minute. Alberta is home to youthfully spirited adventurers and welcomes every visitor with genuine warmth and hospitality. The province’s inspiring and enriching experiences will create a lifetime of memories.

Weather/ Climate:

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius) Seasonal Comments
Spring  2°C to 15°C A fresh time in Alberta when excitement builds for summer experiences.
Summer 20°C to 25°C Warm long days of sunshine mean visitors can spend hours outside enjoying the province. 
Fall  -5°C to 15°C Alberta’s summer months have started to extend into the Fall. 
Winter -5°C to -15°C Enjoy Alberta’s bright sunshine and crisp days in January and February.

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