Alberta

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Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, near Canmore, Alberta, is often overshadowed by other parks in the Canadian Rockies—but it shouldn’t be overlooked. Hiking trails wind through mature forests, traverse alpine meadows and lead along narrow and steep mountain ridges. Not only...
The drive into Waterton Lakes National Park could be an opening scene for The Land Before Time or Jurassic Park. The rolling grassy hills lead to some of the oldest sedimentary rock formations found in the Canadian Rockies. These contrast...
By 'Live the Adventure' Club Ambassador Stephanie Huff There are many outdoor adventure options for families near Edmonton, Alberta. Explore national parks teeming with wildlife, trek lakeside hiking trails and discover hidden gems right within the city limits. So, whether you’re...
Banff is a small resort town within Banff National Park. It’s known for picturesque mountain views, world-class ski resorts and a multitude of options for year-round outdoor adventure. It’s a destination that’s popular with world-travellers and locals alike, but if...
There are many things that bewilder me in this world, and dinosaurs would most certainly be placed somewhere near the top of the list. That bewilderment and deep curiosity I have for these inconceivable creatures is what draws me to...
From the road, it’s less than a 30-minute hike to the entrance to Rat’s Nest and the start of a caving adventure that will get your heart rate soaring. Close to Banff, Alberta, in the quirky town of Canmore, with...
Growing up, one of my favourite weekend getaways was a trip to Jasper National Park. Jasper is an easy four-hour drive from my hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta. As a teenager, I made semi-annual trips to fortify my snowboarding skills and...
When the snow falls, don’t let the cold weather deter you from exploring all that Southern Alberta has to offer. Towering mountain peaks, pristine frozen lakes and endless fields of sparkling white snow are a short drive away. Pack up...
Northern Alberta has plenty of snow for the majority of the year, so why not get outside and explore it? Bring your snowshoes to these ten trails near Edmonton. Length: 3.6 kmTime: 1 - 2 hoursElevation Gain: 46 mDifficulty: Easy As the...
The image of the Californian surfer—sun-bleached hair, zinc-ed up nose, shorty wetsuit—might be what comes to mind for most people when they think about surfing. But for many Canadians (and Europeans, and other cold-water surfing enthusiasts), surfing looks more like...
Although I’ve snowboarded in Norway, South Korea and France, there’s something special about returning to where I first learned to hurl myself down snowy slopes on a board. My home province Alberta may be best known as flat, freezing cold...
Less than 50 kilometres from Edmonton is one of Canada’s smallest national parks. But when it comes to animal conservation, it has a big impact. Responsible for the protection of large herds of both plains and wood bison, Elk Island...
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