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Canadian Holidays - Outdoor Adventures in Alberta
What to do in Alberta
You'll find every type of outdoor adventure in Alberta, from high-altitude hikes in the Rocky Mountain highs to ancient dinosaur treks in the Badlands. If excitement is what you crave, then Alberta has great year-round adventures for any thrill seeker. Adventurous things to do in Alberta include mountaineering, downhill skiing, long-distance bike trips, caving and scenic day trips. There's something for everyone!
Click on any town or city name to see where it's located and what adventurous things to do. Locations are approximate and are for planning purposes only. An information bubble will open on the map, with a link to the page that shows outdoor adventures and local accommodations. Click on the link to see a list of what things to do in Alberta on your next Canadian Holiday.
Suggestions for What to Do & What to See in Alberta, Canada
After a winter of record snowfall in the Canadian Rockies, we had to wait until mid-July for our first outdoor adventure of the summer season in Banff National Park. We decided to go boating on Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in the Canadian Mountain Parks.
Mount Norquay is a towering Rocky Mountain peak just outside of the town of Banff, Alberta in Banff National Park. It is home to the Mount Norquay Ski Resort which was the first ski hill in Canada to install a chairlift in 1948.
Alberta has 6 Rocky Mountain ski resorts. Not surprising, the Castle Mountain Ski Resort is perhaps the least known of them all but it's not the smallest! Tucked in the southwest corner of the province, it’s a secluded powder haven that’s quiet, uncrowded and perhaps one of Alberta’s best kept skiing secret.
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