Alberta contains a spectacular section of the Rockies, full of inspiring landscapes and impressive wildlife along with iconic national parks. See itinerary ideas
Calgary is the vibrant city at the heart of Alberta; a contemporary place it still has a ‘cowboy’ reputation, reinforced by the annual 10-day Calgary Stampede, which is packed full of events, parades and rodeos.
Having found your feet, head into the wilderness and visit the provinces spectacular national parks. Banff was the first national park in Alberta and remains the most popular. Jasper is larger though and less commonly visited despite the wonderful mountainous terrain, snowy peaks and pretty lakes here.
Tour the region to take in Lake Louise, the beautiful Victoria Glacier, or the Columbia and Athabasca Glaciers, which are best viewed from the scenic Icefields Parkway.
Winter sports are available during the winter months as well; the two most accessible ski resorts from Banff town are Norquay and Sunshine Village, with Lake Louise ski resort lying further inside the national park; try heli-skiing to access even more remote areas as well.