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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  • Calgary Stampede

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Things to Do

    Stampede was never my idea of a good time as I am not into the whole "cowboy" culture thing, which is very big in Alberta. But having said that I did spend a weekend in the city during stampede and had a fantastic time. I never made it to the actual stampede grounds but walking along Stephen ave is a great time. There are top notch buskers...

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  • Moraine Lake/ Valley of Ten Peaks

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    Moraine Lake is located near Lake Louise and definitely a lake you can't miss if you travel to the Canadian Rockies. Moraine Lake is set below the Valley of Ten Peaks and it rivals Lake Louise in beautiful and in fame. The scenery at this lake is spectacular, especially when viewed from the top of the Rockpile to the left of the parking lot. There...

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  • Mountains/Lakes / Falls

    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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  • Athabasca Falls

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    The Athabasca Falls are breathtaking in both the summer and early spring. In the summer you can see the rainbow in the spray of the water as it courses through the gorge. In the early spring the ice almost looks blue. There are paved paths for you to walk around. It's not exactly stroller friendly because there are areas where there are stairs to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Peyto Lake

    5 out of 5 stars

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    If you are planning to drive the beautiful Icefields Parkway then Peyto Lake is a must see! Yes, from the parking lot it's only a short trail up to the viewpoint and it can get very crowded up here...especially in the summer months. Try and plan your visit before 10.00am or after 4.00pm to avoid the large crowds. If you have a couple of hours to...

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  • The Cascade Gardens

    4.5 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 is famed for the color of its water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island, one of the most photographed locations in the world. Boat tours run to Spirit Island in the spring to autumn season. The 44 km Skyline Trail, Jasper's most popular, highest and above treeline, multi-day hike, begins at Maligne...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Johnston Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    Johnston canyon is one of the most popular hiking options in the park with either a 2 mile round hike to the lower falls or a 4 mile hike to the upper falls. Its best to get here early as the parking lot fills up and the trail, at least to the lower falls, get congested.

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  • Banff Avenue

    Banff Things to Do

    Don't miss the chance to have a walk on its streets. It is a fairy tale town and you get to have great views and chances are you ran into a bear! Much of what happens in Banff happens on Banff Avenue, the main street, full of restaurant, shops, the Banff Park Museum, etc.

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  • Canyons/Waterfalls

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    Visit Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park in the summer and you'll see a raging torrent of a river thrashing its way down the deepest canyon in the Canadian Rockies. A must do for any hiker visiting Jasper for the first time. But as thrilling as it is in summer, the canyon should also be visited in the off-season and not just to avoid hoards of...

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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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  • 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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  • Downtown Calgary

    Calgary Things to Do

    This park just North of downtown was also severely affected by the recent floods but effort are underway to get the park back to its former state. Its still a great place to stroll in a green oasis a few feet away from downtown Calgary.

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  • Icefields Parkway

    5 out of 5 stars

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    I am not sure the Columbia Icefields are really a must see item . They are a small part of a huge glacier just over the ridge . But people come from all over the world to stand on the ice . You need a sunny day for this one. To get onto the ice you have to take a bus and then a large off terrain vehicle.

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Calgary 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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  • 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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  • Chateau /Lake Louise.

    Banff Things to Do

    In the wintertime, a small part of Lake Louise right in front of the Chateau Lake Louise is cleared off so people can skate on it for free. There is no place to change inside, but there are benches to change into your skates and a rack to leave your shoes. I just left my shoes and purse under the bench and it was fine. I went the weekend after the...

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  • Mountains/Glaciers/Rivers.

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    The Path of the Glacier Loop in Jasper National Park is an easy 1.6km/1mi walk that takes you along the Cavell pond with pieces of ice in it fallen from the glaciers. From here you have views of the several glaciers and Mount Edith Cavell. Take about 1 to 2 hours to complete this walk. That said, the trail is tucked under the north face of Mount...

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  • Royal Alberta Museum

    Edmonton Things to Do

    The Provincial Museum has always been a favorite spot of mine in Edmonton. There are all sorts of permanent displays and activities, as well as traveling displays that pass through the museum. Some of the mainstays are Wild Alberta, which has many dioramas with facts and stories, and the Natural History Gallery, which includes a Bug Room, fossils,...

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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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  • 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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  • Horseback riding

    Banff Things to Do

    I visited this remote Lodge in Banff National Park by horse. 18 miles round trip. I enjoy a trail ride when traveling but this was one of the most amazing I have done. You can visit Skoki Lodge by horse, by foot, and in winter by cross country skis. It was August when I did this trail ride but as we got up high there were patches of snow on the...

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  • Sunwapta River & Falls

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    The falls come from Sunwapta River that is situated in Jasper National Park. They aren't far from the Icefields Parkway and the water originates from the Athabasca Glacier. The falls are approximately 18.5 metres and there two falls altogether, an upper and a lower falls and they're a short hike between them. Sunwapta is an Indian word for...

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  • Zoo

    Edmonton Things to Do

    Welcome to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. It's open 364 days a year, closed on Christmas Day. The admission price differs between seasons. The Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to over 350 animals, with a full range of species from different climates and habitats. There are rides at the zoo. A carousel, train and paddle boats. These are restricted to the...

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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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  • Sulphur Mountain 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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  • Banff

    Banff Things to Do

    For some reason, I have never been a real big fan of gondolas. If you aren't hiking these can be a nice way of getting to some truly beautiful viewpoints, so make sure to take your camera. In Banff township go to the end of Mountain Avenue, you will find the entrance there. That is about 2.5 km from the downtown. On public transport it is Route...

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  • Wildlife.

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    Would you feel threatened if strange creatures crowded towards you snapping photos, coming into your territory, not reading your body language or talking your language to know you aren't comfortable with it? If a stranger approached your baby and you didn't know what their intentions were? Well, perhaps that's how wildlife feel... and why they...

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  • Rural Alberta

    Edmonton Things to Do

    Castrol Raceway is located just south of Edmonton near the Edmonton International Airport. They offer a full season from May through October of Drag and Oval Racing, Motocross and special events like Annihilation Night, Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals, Monster Jam, Hot August Night, World of Outlaws: Oil City Cup and soooo much more. They are...

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  • Heritage Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Things to Do

    Heritage Park is a "historical village", showing how the pioneers lived as they settled in Western Canada. The park is open daily through the summer and on weekends through parts of the spring and fall. In the winter, Heritage Park is only open for special events, such as Halloween and Christmas. Admission rates range from about $14 per adult to $9...

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  • Lake Louise/Chateau Lake Louise.

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    Lake Louise So beautiful !! We parked and took the short walk to the lake. Everything is snowy and icy , even though it is officially spring. The mountain towering over the lake comes and goes through the clouds. Boy it sure is cold though.My hands and face are all chaffed from the cold.

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  • Banff Shopping

    Banff Things to Do

    I love Cows Ice Cream. I came across my first Cows Ice Cream while in Halifax on the waterfront. After that, I made sure to visit Cows when I was in Ottawa on several different occasions (although there isn't one in Ottawa anymore), in Banff, in Vancouver, and in Whistler. They've got great t-shirts and other Cow souvenirs...and the ice cream isn't...

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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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  • Calgary views

    Calgary Things to Do

    I've never traveled to Wyoming in the US, so this might be familiar to those who have, but I would call this "Gods Country" on the western outskirts of the city of Calgary. The land is flat and the horizon extends for miles until met by the majestic Rocky Mountains in the distance. the clouds and sky follow the land and go beyond the mountain lines...

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