Fancy an activity-packed trip where no two days are ever the same? One day you could be taking a picturesque stroll in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies followed by relaxation in the Hot Springs. The next, paddle by kayak on Lake Louise and end the day enjoy a barbeque around a camp fire. There’s so much to see and do in Alberta, and with some adventures more chilled than others, it’s a destination suited to all age groups, couples and families alike.


What you’ll love most about Alberta

  • The Canadian province of Alberta is home to around 600 species of wildlife including bison, elk, moose, grizzlies and black bears, mountain goats and bighorn sheep
  • There are so many types of terrain to explore here on foot, on a bike, or by horseback such as grasslands, mountains, forest and badlands
  • Alberta is well known for its lakes. The must-visits are lakes Medicine, Horseshoe, Annette, Moraine, Maligne, Peyto and Louise – perhaps the most-famous of all
  • Alberta’s incredible natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop for a round or two of golf. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course is up there with the best in the world
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park is UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can take a fossil safari and learn more about the 50-odd species of dinosaur that have been unearthed in the park

Where to Book

  • Canoe and Kayaking on Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park - Travel Alberta/Parks Canada/Ryan Bray

  • Casual hike in the alpine meadows of Banff - Travel Alberta/John Price

  • Squirrel above Peyto Lake in Banff - Stevin Tuchiwsky

  • Bow River horseback adventure - Discover Banff Tours/Travel Alberta

  • Couple driving through Banff National Park, Alberta - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

  • Fishing on Maligne Lake, Jasper - Travel Alberta/Sean Thonson

  • Road by Abraham Lake, Alberta

  • Walking along the Columbia Icefield Skywalk - Pursuit Collection/Mike Seehagel

  • Sunshine meadows, Banff - Lake Louise Tourism/Dan Evans

  • Hiking Moraine Lake - Discover Banff Tours/Travel Alberta

  • Girl walking by Bow Falls - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

  • Motorhome driving in Banff

  • Maligne Canyon - Travel Alberta/Parks Canada/Ryan Bray

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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