Province of Alberta Travel Guide

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Banff National Park








Jasper National Park


Waterton Lakes National Park


Lake Louise






Kananaskis Lakes


Cold Lake


Fort McMurray




Red Deer




Grande Prairie


Rocky Mountain House








Fort Macleod


Sylvan Lake


Moraine Lake


Black Diamond


Saint Albert






Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park


Slave Lake


Lesser Slave Lake


Banff National Park


See all 650 Edmonton Tips
  • West Edmonton Mall

    4 out of 5 stars

    Edmonton Things to Do

    UPDATE July 2015 - The Dragon has been removed from the theater. So no more Dragon Fire. ___________________________________________________________ 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...

  • Mayfield Inn and Suites

    Edmonton Hotels

    As you can see from the map the Mayfield is very close to the West Edmonton Mall if that is of...

  • Tony's Pizza Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edmonton Restaurants

    I just recently stumbled upon Tonys and I am super impressed. Their original pie is so good and I personally feel that it is comparable to pies found in New York. Also, the portion sizes are huge. I would highly recommend visiting Tonys and I strongly feel that it is by far the best pizza joint in Edmonton.



See all 1072 Calgary Tips
  • 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...

  • Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    Calgary Hotels

    Bar none- Le Germain is spectacular. I couldn't classify it as boutique becuase it caters to such a...

  • Sky 360 Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Restaurants

    Due to a strange set of circumstances that transpired one floor above on the Observation Deck of the Calgary Tower (see Off the Beaten Path for details), we found ourselves sitting in the The Panorama Room revolving restaurant only 1 hour after leaving our disasterous breakfast at Nellie's Kitchen. Since our stomachs were still a trifle full, our...



See all 508 Banff Tips
  • 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...

  • The Fairmont Banff Springs

    Banff Hotels

    I didn't stay here, but would certainly love to. This is one of the original Canadian Pacific...

  • The Grizzly House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Banff Restaurants

    If you want to spend 180 on dinner and sit beside obnoxious drunks then this is the place for you. We complained to the waiter because we were being harrassed who really didn't care. Never done it before but filed a complaint with ALGC about extreme over serving. Run away from the crap service. Food was ok at best. Worst restaurant experience I can...


Jasper National Park

  • 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...

  • Jasper House Bungalows

    Jasper National Park Hotels

    Highway 93, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Becker's Gourmet Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jasper National Park Restaurants

    Although it is tough to give a definitive review of a place where the chefs change periodically, we have always had delicious meals over the 20-year time span that we have been visiting Jasper. The view is lovely, especially when the moon is rising over Mt. Kerkeslin in the distance (in September), and the Athabasca River rushes over rocks in the...


Waterton Lakes National Park

Lake Louise

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  • Hiking /Trails/horseback trails

    Lake Louise Things to Do

    Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House and/or Lake Agnes Tea House hikes. Lake Agnes Tea House can be accessed from the Plain of Six Glaciers hike via the Highline connector. Plain of 6 Glaciers is about 4hrs RT but if you do both, they are about 6hrs return. Make sure you get the chocolate cake if you go to Plain of Six – bring cash!

  • Post Hotel

    Lake Louise Hotels

    200 PIPESTONE ROAD, Lake Louise, AB T0L1E0

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Cafeteria in Chateau Lake Louise

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lake Louise Restaurants

    The first thing to mention is the view. Try to have breakfast here at sunrise. It is a spetacular scene to see the sun hit the mountains out the window of this restaurant. You will not be disappointed. If you are staying here they will ask for your room number and name and everyone will call you by name. Makes you feel at home. If you can get a the...



See all 110 Canmore Tips
  • Grassi Lakes

    Canmore Things to Do

    The trail to reach these lagoons is not difficult. You can make this trekking easily in about 1 hour. Before reaching the lagoons, one can see a waterfall and the charming village can be admired.

  • Best Western Pocaterra Inn

    Canmore Hotels

    I began looking for a place to stay quite a few months before our trip to Banff National Park, and...

  • Walk Along the Bow River

    Canmore Things to Do

    The riverbank of the Bow river has been rocked to protect the town from flooding, and to provide on both sides ample leisure opportunity for mountain bikes, joggers, and hikers. From the main bridge on the south side of town, we walked the south side past the 50KW Canmore Hydroelectric Power Plant until we reached the old railroad trestle, now...



See all 100 Jasper Tips
  • Maligne Lake

    Jasper Things to Do

    We chose Maligne Lake for a day trip in our hire car. We only had 1 day to see something in Jasper. I chose Maligne Lake because of the fabulous pictures here on vt and others that I had checked out on the net. Maligne Lake has a lovely picturesque island that everyone goes to photograph. Unfortunately the boat cruises had closed for the winter...

  • Sawridge Hotel Jasper

    Jasper Hotels

    We stayed in Jasper for about two nights back in 1993 after visiting relatives around Edmonton and,...

  • McDonalds - Closed

    Jasper Restaurants

    A town just wouldn't be complete without a McDONALD'S and Jasper has one of the nicest restaurants I've ever seen. The building is typical alpine to blend in with the resort atmosphere of the town. My favourite sandwich at McDonald's is the chicken sandwich and I love their strawberry sundaes.


Kananaskis Lakes

See all 100 Kananaskis Lakes Tips
  • Rockies Heli

    Kananaskis Lakes Things to Do

    Upon arrival at the heliport, board your helicopter, strap in and reach speeds of 100 miles per hour (60 km/h) on your ascent to 8,000 feet (2,438 m) above the ground. Your expert pilot takes you over Barrier Lake – a man-made reservoir that creates hydroelectric power – and the area's striking landscapes. Pass Heart Mountain, whose peak features a...

  • Delta Lodge at Kananaskis

    Kananaskis Lakes Hotels

    A room with two queen beds was $189 per night. Decent room, but no fan in the bathroom or air...

  • Rockies Heli 1 hr 20 min Heli Hike

    Kananaskis Lakes Things to Do

    Upon arrival at the heliport, board your helicopter, strap in and reach speeds of 100 miles per hour (60 km/h) on your ascent to 8,000 feet (2,438 m) above the ground. Your expert pilot takes you over Barrier Lake – a man-made reservoir that creates hydroelectric power – and the area's striking landscapes. Pass Heart Mountain, whose peak features a...


Cold Lake

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  • Western Water Hemlock

    Cold Lake Warnings and Dangers

    As noted on the picture posted - Western Water Hemlock is fatal to humans and animals if ingested. Even the mere touch of the liquid from the stems, leaves and root can cause a severe skin reaction.Beware of where you are going - supervise young children and pets.

  • Best Western Cold Lake Inn

    Cold Lake Hotels

    Cold Lake Inn is a little different than the majority of hotels in the Best Western chain. The...

  • Head to the Marina

    Cold Lake Things to Do

    I've heard so many great things about the Cold Lake Marina that I just had to visit while we were there this summer. There is supposed to be spectacular views from the walking pier. Unfortunately due to the forest fires in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, the smoke smothering the province didn't allow for the views I was hoping for. Even with the...


Fort McMurray

See all 58 Fort McMurray Tips
  • ~ Airport ~

    Fort McMurray Transportation

    I have traveled to Fort McMurray by car and by airplane. When flying into the Fort McMurray Airport you had one of two choices, get off the plane and walk across the tarmac to get inside the airport or you get to use the one aircraft bridge to bring you in. Once in the tiny airport there was only one baggage belt for your luggage. When you are...

  • Merit Hotel

    Fort McMurray Hotels

    8200 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, T9H 2H9, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • ~ Highway 63 ~

    Fort McMurray Warnings and Dangers

    Highway 63 is one of the two highways you can take to get up to Fort MacMurray. It can be quite a dangerous route. With increasing traffic there is more potential for fatalities. This highway is currently only two lanes. Passing lanes are far and few between.Trucks carrying massive equipment up to Fort McMurray generally take up both lanes. If you...



See all 79 Drumheller Tips

    Drumheller Things to Do

    Wayne is about 10ks south east from Drumheller.The township of Wayne sprang up after the Red Deer Coal Company began coal mining in 1912. It was 1932 when the great depression hit the town. At that time, approx.3,000 hard-working people lived here, 10,000 people worked in the area . Wayne had a grain elevator, lumberyard, service station, garage,...

  • The Inn & Spa at Heartwood

    Drumheller Hotels

    320 North Railway Avenue E, Drumheller, T0J 0Y4, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business


    Drumheller Things to Do

    Such a small Church! Such a cutie!This is the way I describe the small 7' x 11' Church on the outskirts of Drumheller. It was built in 1958 as a place of worship, why so small? I can't answer that. Perhaps there weren't many people living in the area?All that can fit in the Church, is 6 people and the Minister!More people go to visit it [approx...


Red Deer

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  • worst cleanliness and chinese food i...

    Red Deer Restaurants

    the place is filthy food stains and food on the table cloths ,widows ,blinds and work edicate among the staff when bussiness is slow they don't clean up.not only the staff but the patrons seem oblivious to the filth.staff have poor hygene no uniforms .blue jeans,dirty running shoes seem to be the norm.dirt piled up corners kitchen a mess...

  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Red Deer

    Red Deer Hotels

    130, 37400 Hwy 2, Red Deer, T4N 5E2, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Ice hockey

    Red Deer Things to Do

    As the timing worked out, the first weekend that my wife and I as well as all our daughters, their husbands and our grandchildren converged on Red Deer coincided with a hockey tournament being played in 'nearby' Caroline, toward the west and not far south of Rocky Mountain House. Consequently, we all went for a pleasant winter's drive where we were...



See all 20 Hinton Tips
  • Wally World

    Hinton Shopping

    There is nothing special about this store. The reason I chose this is because every time I travel to Jasper I stop in here to get my groceries for my stay in Jasper. I always book a hotel in Jasper that has a kitchenette.The prices in Jasper are more expensive than in Hinton so it makes more sense to grab them when I'm passing through...

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites...

    Hinton Hotels

    462 Smith St, Hinton, T7V 2A1, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • I'll Have a Double Double

    Hinton Restaurants

    Ask any Canadian about Tim Hortons - they all know what Tim Hortons is. It's as common to us as hockey is. Tim Hortons doesn't just serve coffee - Grab your breakfast there, choices of muffins, bagels or even Egg sandwiches. Have lunch and choose from their many varieties of freshly made sandwiches or daily made soup. And don't forget to try one of...


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