Province of Alberta Things to Do

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Province of Alberta Things to Do

  • West Edmonton Mall

    4 out of 5 stars

    Edmonton Things to Do

    If you were thinking of taking in a show while at the mall head up to Silver City in Phase 3 to get your ticket. If you get there in time you'll get to see the fire breathing dragon. There are 12 screens and and IMAX in the theater. There is also an arcade to spend some time in while waiting for your show to start. Of course there is the popcorn...

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  • Moraine Lake/ Valley of Ten Peaks

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    As busy as Lake Louise already was, I was concerned about the crowds at Moraine Lake. Luckily, we still got here early enough (around 10:30), that the crowds were not too horrible. There was a fairly substantial line for those wanting to rent kayaks/canoes as we passed, and since we had skipped the walk around Louise, we definitely wanted to tackle...

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  • Mountains

    Calgary Things to Do

    If you fly to Calgary for business, try to get in a day early or stay a day later, and give yourself enough time to take the 90 minute drive into Banff in the mountains West of the city of Calgary. Banff is a quant little town surrounded by majestic mountains and great views everywhere. There are a number of lodges and hotels in the mountains that...

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  • Banff Avenue

    Banff Things to Do

    The town lies in the middle of Banff National Park, in the valley of the Bow River and resembles a small town in the Alps. In the summer time it is mostly visited by hikers, and winter is a place for skiers, the bustling city center is very contradictory with his quiet nature and beauty. Visits Banff certainly do not get bored Shopping in Banff is...

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  • Athabasca Falls

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    The last major stop along the parkway before you hit the town of Jasper. From the parking lot, it's a short walk to get your first glimpse of the falls. However, there's a nice system of several short trails that give you views of the falls from a few angles, as well as a few other nice geological formations carved by the river over time. What we...

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  • Hiking /Trails/horseback trails

    Lake Louise Things to Do

    This is classified as a moderate hike. The trail itself takes about 5 hours round trip, but I remember that i combined it with other trails so it took a bit longer. Though not terribly difficult in terms of altitude gain or rocks, the scenery was magnificent. At the end you get to the teahouse. I remember I bought a tshirt there, it took a fair...

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  • Mount Whistler Tramway

    Jasper Things to Do

    Hiking up here from Jasper the end of the tramway is a bigger climb then you might think. The views are great specially when the sun breaks through.

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  • Festivals

    Edmonton Things to Do

    K-days or also known as Klondike Days is a 10 day exhibition in Edmonton ending on the last Sunday in July. K-days was started in 1879 and originally was held at Fort Edmonton Park. It is now held at Northlands Park. It was originally called the Edmonton Exhibition, from 1879-1924 when it was changed to Klondike Days coinciding with the Klondike...

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  • Peyto Lake

    5 out of 5 stars

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    Another one of the "must see" sites of Banff, and everyone knows it. We arrived here fairly early in the day, but already the lot was starting to fill up. From the parking lot, it's a short, but relatively steep climb up to the official viewpoint. Once you get here, expect it to be VERY crowded - full of tour buses and car visitors. Get what...

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  • Calgary Stampede

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Things to Do

    The Calgary Stampede is a rodeo festival that is held in Calgary and also the largest annual festival in Canada. It is at the beginning of July and lasts 10 days held. During the festival, Calgary's Wild West Cowboy-image to the world. In addition to rodeo events during the Stampede also shows, concerts, chuck wagon races and exhibitions, among...

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  • The Cascade Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Banff Things to Do

    I was told the Cascade Gardens are beautiful, and that I must see them as I enjoy gardening and flowers. I think I must have been here at the wrong time, as there were hardly any flowers in bloom, I was disappointed. The lawns were nice, as was the setting, and I loved the stone building which is the headquarter's of Parks Canada. I have seen...

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  • Lakes

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    It was our last day, heading back to Calgary, so we decided one last hike would be the Valley of the Five Lakes. We started out from the parking lot - the guidebooks pegged this at about a 3 mile trail. You cut across a meadow, then head over a ridge where the loop portion of the trail begins. I would HIGHLY recommend going clockwise. We went...

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  • Mountains /Glaciers

    Lake Louise Things to Do

    Sunshine Village has the most trails in the Banff/Lake Louise area. About a 40 miunte drive from Lake Louise and a 20 minute drive from Banff. I skiied here two days, enough trails for everybody with varying skills. Terrain 22% Beginner 31% Intermediate 42% Advanced 5% Expert Those that are daring, can ride the chair lift to the top, hike...

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  • Maligne Lake

    Jasper Things to Do

    After we check out from the B&B we drove to Maligne Lake is almost an hour drive at its deepest point in the south end of the lake. The Lake is one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. A 90 minute round trip by boat gets you to the tiny Spirit Island. During the boat trip the tour guide informs any visitor about the eco-system...

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  • Fort Edmonton

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edmonton Things to Do

    Fort Edmonton park is stuck in time, years that range from 1885, 1905 and 1920. Your admission includes unlimited rides on our 1919 Baldwin Steam Train, which will take you from the train station to our 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort and return if you wish. It's a short trip to the entrance to 1846 Hudson Bay Fort. Take your time walking through the ...

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  • Johnston Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    While most of the other stops along the Parkway are quick in and outs, you get the opportunity for a nice hike here in Johnston Canyon. You start out near the resort area, and start a trail that rises and falls through the forest and quickly along the river. The walk along the river is very cool - its nestled in next to the mountain. After about 20...

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  • Calgary Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Things to Do

    right there in downtown... just get off the train in centre st station... and there you'll see it... it's like a block or two from there... it has a restaurant and an observatory... the price is 16 dls

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  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola

    Banff Things to Do

    Let's go hike Sulphur Mountain - Note to self, this is uphill all the way! The hike up Sulphur Mountain is 5.5km, and not done easily. You criss cross as you go up the mountain. The elevation of the hike is 742 meters. It will take between 2 - 5 hours to hike the mountain. Once you get to the top there is a gift shop, restaurant and cafeteria. You...

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  • Canyons/Waterfalls

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    A really neat walk to take. There are two ways to do it - the actual trailhead called "Maligne Canyon" is up the road a little ways...you start at the top of the canyon and work your way down. Alternatively, you can park at fifth or sixth bridge and head up. When we went, the fifth bridge was under repair, so the trail was abruptly closed (we...

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  • Lake Agnes

    Lake Louise Things to Do

    This picture is lake Agnes from the top of Big Beehive.. you can see the slope that you have to hike to get there...and in fact i wanted to doit but it was impossible... the steep trail was totally frozen.. there wasnt footprints on the trail, even mines .. i tried for 5 or 6 meters and it was unaffordable.. so risky and i had to make grand efforts...

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  • National Park

    Jasper Things to Do

    Visiting the rocky mountains in Alberta is one of many travellers destination. The very impressive nature's is one of visitors expectation in this area, and surely coming to this part of the country it never went wrong. For the active visitors never get bored, for nature lover there are plenty to enjoy for. While driving in the park we have...

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  • Downtown

    Edmonton Things to Do

    Edmonton City Hall is located in the heart of downtown, right across from the Centennial Library.it is easy to reach by car as there are plenty of parkades available as well as the LRT. It was designed by Edmonton architect Gene Dub and opened on August 28 ( HA, MY BIRTHDAY!), 1992, on the site of the former City Hall. It has a nice open feeling...

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  • Lakes /Mountains /Glaciers / Waterfalls

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    Take on Mt. Indefatigable! Words to describe it include: great excersize, spectacular views and the opportunity to experience all four seasons in just one afternoon! Be sure to dress in layers and waterproof gear is always a good idea. There are official & unofficial trails: Distance 2.5 km to end of official trail Height gain 503 m High point...

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  • Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Things to Do

    Love the zoolights and so glad that the zoo is reopened after the flood! Found out there's a promotion going on to get 2for1 entry to Zoolights! Just have to buy a Fiasco Gelato pack at Co-op and bring your receipt to the zoo. Plus $2 from the purchase also gets donated back to the zoo! Just wanted to share that with some of your readers! Enjoy!

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  • Lake Louise

    Banff Things to Do

    We were here early morning and the areas are already full with bus tourist and cars especially it was on Sunday and many locals too from other state coming for a visit. The lake is a short walk from the parking lot First thing as I saw the frozen lake was immediately a WOW I have no other words to say I'm so speechless. Here, I've seated for a...

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  • Icefield - Snowcoach

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    I've yet to go on the Snowmobile experience... you can still get a lot of enjoyment just driving to the Icefields and walking about. One thing to pay attention to is the signs warning you about altitude - don't try walking further than you think you can walk back from - the height can bother people with respiratory or heart issues. I didn't walk up...

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  • Lake Louise./Fairmont Chateau

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lake Louise Things to Do

    Lake Louise is a glacial lake situated in Banff National Park. The lake is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939) who was related to Queen Victoria and the wife of Canada's Govenor General, Marquee of Lorne (Reigned from 1878-1883). It's renowned for its emerald and turqoise colours with which comes the glaciers behind the lake....

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  • Pyramid Island

    Jasper Things to Do

    After we checking into our B&B we drove to this island which is about 10 minutes drive from the center. It was quite late in the afternoon but we saw some people still on boating or kayaking. Pyramid island can be accessed further down the Pyramid road from coast pyramid resort. The walking trail to the island is to cross the bridge. Hiking all the...

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  • Parliament Buildings

    Edmonton Things to Do

    Alberta's Government House was built in 1912-1913 and it was the official residence of the province's first six Lieutenant Governors. Because of its sumptuous architecture and interior design, it is now used for government conferences, receptions and dinners. Tours are available Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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  • Hiking/Trails

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    One of the most easily accessible alpine meadows in the Rockies is the Sunshine Meadows area, just west of Banff. A ski area in the summer, the Sunshine Meadows complex stays open in the summer to allow hikers access to the high country around the Continental Divide. For a fairly hefty fee, you'll be able to take a bus to a point only about a...

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  • Canada Olympic Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Things to Do

    Canada Olympic Park provides activies for individuals and families all year long. During the winter it is a small ski hill where the kids can learn to ski and snowboard. There is also a luge/bobsled track. Here you can watch the professionals practice or take a ride yourself on the "Bobsled Bullet". In the summer the hill turns into a mountain...

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  • Animal sightings

    Banff Things to Do

    I was hiking off Moraine Lake one afternoon. It was nice and quiet, not many others around. I looked up and I saw this bird looking at me. It sure looked like an owl at first glance, but don't owls just come out at night? The owl was kind enough to wait long enough for me to take a few pictures of him and then flew off. It was much larger in flight...

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  • Mountains/Glaciers/Rivers.

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    The afternoon of our last day in Jasper, we decided to check out a couple of the local sites. The first was the winding road up to Mount Edith Cavell. When we started, I simply thought we were going to get to the top of a mountain and have a lookout or something to see. The parking lot here was under some construction, so there were a number of...

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  • Wild Animals

    Jasper Things to Do

    During our drive to national park we didn't expect to see bears, our B&B host said to us the animals is less spotted in the areas, but then we said, is okay we have seen many bears the last few day before coming here During this trip early morning we see the cars before us start to drive slow and we know they see something, so we slow down till we...

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  • Rural Alberta

    Edmonton Things to Do

    While it may not be NASCAR it is good racing. It's fun for the whole family. There are a variety of adrenaline fueled events ranging from Sprint cars to Top Fuel Dragsters, and Motocross practice and events on the new 10-acer Pro Track. There are Nationally recognized events like IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals, World Outlaws, and MonsterJam. See...

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  • Icefields Parkway

    5 out of 5 stars

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    Our last quick hike before lunch at the river crossing...This is a fairly quick and easy hike (little more than a quarter mile) on a fairly wide and easy path. At the end, you are treated to a nice bridge over a canyon cut deep in the rock by the rushing river. One of those nice spots that isn't overly crowded, and still has something neat to see....

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  • Glenbow Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Things to Do

    The Glenbow Museum is open daily from 9:00 - 5:00, and it stays open until 9:00 on Thursday night. Adult admission is $12, reduced rates are $8-9. Visiting the museum takes about ninety minutes for those just wanting a quick look around, factor in another hour for those who like to stand back, take everything in and then read all the information...

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  • Hoodoo's Trail

    Banff Things to Do

    I didn't expect to find Hoodoo's in Banff! We were travelling along Tunnel Mountain Road, when we came across the Hoodoo Viewpoint. We parked the car and went for look, saw a beautiful view of the Hoodoo's and the Columbia River. These vertical standing pillars of deposits had stood the test of time. Continuing on Tunnel Mountain Drive, we came...

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  • The Whistlers/Tramway

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    The Jasper Tramway whisks you up Whistler's Mountain to an elevation of 2277 meters (7472 feet), for stunning vistas over mountain ranges stretching up to 80 km away. Interpretive exhibits explain the high alpine environment and a hiking trail leads you to the summit of the mountain. On a clear day the white pyramid of Mt. Robson can be seen in...

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  • Athabasca Falls

    Jasper Things to Do

    The Falls is a popular waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River, 30 kilometers south of the town site of Jasper. One thing I found truly remarkable about Athabasca Falls was the quality of the paved trails around that part of the falls. They were wide and well kept with lots of informational plaques everywhere Among the most...

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  • Elk Island National Park

    Edmonton Things to Do

    Elk Island is a beautiful National Park. It's located 35 kms east of Edmonton. There is so much to do there wildlife viewing, hiking & walking, recreation, camping, picnicking. activities for children, park programs, fall activities, winter adventures, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and...

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  • Banff Gondola

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    The Banff Gondola rises up to an elevation of 7500 feet in under 8 minutes to the top of Sulphur mountain. Once at the top there is an observation station with a gift shop, restuarant ( $$$), observation deck and a boardwalk that runs along the top of the mountain with amazing views to a tiny "cosmic ray" station. An old weather station.

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  • Devonian Gardens

    Calgary Things to Do

    So I visited the Devonian Gardens in November and I have to say it was less than impressive if you saw the former incarnation. I even asked at the customer service “what happened”? And they confirmed that I am one of many who fall into the unhappy category. Then I looked on Tripadvisor and saw I am part of a unhappy group of many. Since the...

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  • Upper Hot Springs

    Banff Things to Do

    I had an afternoon of luxury at the Banff Upper Hot Springs where I "took the waters" and indulged to a massage and some pampering at the Pleides Massage & Spa Centre (Went in July 2005). Banff Upper Hot Springs have attracted travellers for more than a century to this historic spa. The waters are view sacred to the natives as well as treasured to...

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  • Sunwapta River & Falls

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    This is one of those stops where it's not a long walk, so unless you are in a great hurry, it's worth the time to stop and take a peek. It's about a quarter mile from the parking lot to the viewing areas, and you can move around to see the falls from a few angles. There are more extended hikes that start here, but we were getting late in the day,...

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