10 Tips for First-Timers to Calgary Stampede

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I’ve had the Calgary Stampede on my bucket list for some time now and I can finally tick it off, thanks to the good folks at Travel Alberta, who flew me from L.A. to Calgary to experience it. As an added bonus, I got to fly Air Canada’s rouge for the first time for the […]

10 Things Americans Should Know About Traveling to Alberta, Canada

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Considering how close Canada is to the United States, it’s no surprise that the provinces of our northern neighbor are popular destinations for many Americans. And if you’re looking for a getaway that offers breathtaking views, luxurious accommodations and an endless variety of outdoor activities, the answer is Alberta. Alberta, just north of Montana and […]

How to Pack for Alberta, Canada

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When you think of vacation destinations, Alberta, Canada may not leap immediately to mind. But this western Canadian province has so much to recommend it that if you’ve not considered it for a getaway, it may be time to reconsider. Alberta is Canada’s fourth largest province and is home to some of the country’s most […]

The Essential Guide to Alberta, Canada

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Alberta (a province, not a state!) is the fourth largest province in Canada and is arguably the most beautiful. Home to the majestic Rocky Mountains and a rich, lush landscape, Alberta is the perfect place for a vacation. There’s so much to do and so many amazing sights to see. From family vacations to romantic […]

Travel Video of the Week: Travel Alberta’s “There Is”

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I’ve never even been to the Canadian province of Alberta, but this video sure makes me want to go. A big part of it is the catchy song from an Albertan (not even sure that’s a word) recording artist. Do you agree?

The Canadian Rockies—Much More than America’s Hat

The Canadian Rockies dominate the region and your imagination

How does a country become another country’s hat? Canada wants to know, and after his recent trek up to the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, so does contributor Ian Livingston.

Banff to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway

Travelers on the Icefields Parkway stop for a view of the Rockies

The natural world just doesn’t get any more beautiful than what you’ll find in Alberta’s Banff and Jasper National Parks. The sharp peaks of the Canadian Rockies dominate everything, and when you throw in icy turquoise lakes, roaming wildlife and everything in between, the combined 6,700 square miles of Parks Canada-protected land deserve all the […]

Introducing Canmore and Kananaskis Country

The Canmore Mountain Market is open every Thursday of the summer

Canmore and Kananaskis Country may be outside the boundaries of Banff and Jasper, but they’re definitely in my book on places to visit. The book is metaphorical, yes, but the reasons to visit Canmore and Kananaskis Country—which share the Rockies with their National Park neighbors—are very real. Canmore Located just outside the southeastern boundary of […]