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Good Places to Visit in Alberta

Leena Palande Jul 7, 2019
You can visit Alberta, a province in western Canada, adjacent to the U.S. State of Montana, in summer as well as in winter. Here are some of the best places to visit in Alberta, a province known for its captivating natural beauty.
Alberta is one of the three prairie provinces of Canada. Edmonton is the capital of Alberta while Calgary is the largest city in Alberta. Alberta is a province of rivers and lakes; so those who are interested in meandering in woods along the banks of a river, swimming, fishing and water sports can come to Alberta and forget about all worries and tensions.
As there exist several beautiful places in Alberta, it is really difficult to choose the best vacation spots if you have limited time.

Serene Places to Visit in Alberta

Lake Louise

Canadien Rockies and glaciers that overlook lake Louise, the glacier lake, make the place perfect for relaxing and breathing in fresh air. This lake is located in the heart of Banff national park.
The turquoise water is so soothing to eyes and mind that you would love to sit on the shores of the lake for hours. The lake is spread over an area of 0.8 square kilometers. It is surrounded by grand luxury hotels which try to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable.
You can visit other lakes like Mirror Lake, Moraine Lake and Lake Agnes, which are in the vicinity of Lake Louise. You can select the way you want to spend your time around the lake. Various options are available, for example, horse riding, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and many more.
You can visit nearby spots like Big Beehive, Little Beehive, Devils Thumb, Saddleback Pass, Mount Whyte, Fairview Mountain and Mount Niblock. You can rent a canoe and can gently glide across the lake, being totally at peace with yourself.
In winter also, you can enjoy ice skating, ice climbing, ice fishing and various other activities. The glistening ice sculptures presented in the Ice Magic Festival are worth seeing.


Calgary is 294 km away from Edmonton. It is a favorite tourist destination, popular for winter sports and eco-tourism. Sprawling green parks and the river Bow in the city make the city cool and beautiful.
If you are planning a family vacation, then this is the best place for recreation and family fun. You can enjoy eating out in restaurants and shopping in markets. You can plan your daily program after deciding the places to visit. You can visit Glenbow museum, military museum, gardens, zoo, spas, art galleries and performing arts centers, as per your liking.
The heritage park is a historical village, developed over 127 acres of land, surrounding the beautiful Glenmore Reservoir. Even the tree-lined river paths in the Calgary city can take you away from the hustle bustle of the city. Olympic plaza and Bowness park are the places of tourist attractions.
You can enjoy winter skating, motor sport racing, horse racing, football, ski jumping, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, anything....As Calgary is situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it is one of the most favorite destinations of winter sports lovers.

Elk Island National Park

This national park is Canada's first federal wildlife sanctuary. It is the best site for camping. You can reach the park by car within 30-35 minutes if you are in Edmonton. Hiking, skiing, camping and snowshoeing can be enjoyed here. Those who are interested in seeing a lot of wildlife must visit this park. It is one of the best places to see in Alberta.
You will enjoy sightseeing as you will be able to see herds of wood bison and plains bison, moose, elk, deer, white tail and mule deer, beaver, porcupine, Canadian lynx and so many other animals.
This park is referred to as bird watchers paradise. Over 250 species of birds have been noticed in the park. You will be able to see pelicans, great blue herons, various types of ducks, bald eagles, great horned owls, osprey, etc.
Because of the special efforts taken, Trumpeter Swan, an endangered species, is now growing in numbers in this area.
There are several such scenic destinations in Alberta where you can spend your entire vacation. Here is a list of Alberta attractions for you.
  • Camrose heritage district
  • Ukrainian cultural village, Edmonton
  • Jasper national park along river Whirlpool
  • Waterton lakes national park, near the border of Montana, U.S.
  • Sunshine meadows, beautiful natural garden at an altitude of 2,300 m.
  • Moose lake provincial park
  • Smoky lake museum near Edmonton
  • Kananaskis country
  • Lundbreck falls, southern Alberta
  • Moraine lake in Banff national park
  • Dinosaur provincial park
  • Fort Edmonton park
  • Peyto lake in Banff
  • Jessie lake
In Alberta, you can thus find anything; city life full of pleasure, dark green woods, lofty mountains, beautiful valleys, flowing rivers, quiet lakes, sprawling lawns and glistening snow. There are so many places to visit in Alberta that you might need to plan two more vacations here!