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Alberta

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

  • Bow Valley and Bow River - Travel Alberta/ROAM Creative

  • 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.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Canadian Sky offers luxury tailor-made tours and holidays specialising in providing expert travel advice and exceptional unhurried customer service. With a wealth of experience we will find the perfect trip for you.

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eShores specialises in tailor-made multi-centre holidays, seamlessly blending multiple destinations into one trip. Explore the beauty of Thailand, island-hop the Greek islands, or embark on an epic American road trip – anything is possible. With consultants averaging 15 years’ experience, your dream holiday is in expert hands, so you can relax and enjoy the adventure!

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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At Freedom Destinations, we take the trouble out of travel. We offer everything you need in one place; a great range of hotels, tours and activities, coupled with first-class service from dedicated specialists who work with you to create your perfect itinerary. With FREEDOM you can….

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“At Just You, we’ve been crafting worldwide touring holidays specifically for solo travellers for over 20 years. There’s so much included in our tours: flights, accommodation (own rooms are guaranteed) and all breakfasts. We pack in amazing experiences, as well as free time to relax and explore. With expert Holiday Directors, we’re there for you throughout your trip.”

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Purely Canada offers bespoke tailor made packages to all areas of Canada. They can put together any itinerary to include flights, hotels and car hire to suit your exact requirements – or select from a variety of self drive and escorted tours. They are an independent company with a highly personal service. ATOL bonded for your full financial protection.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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With over 40 years of making travel simple. ATOL protected so you are covered. Book with confidence. Find great prices on tailor made luxury holidays, flights, hotels and tours worldwide! Secure payments. Expert advice. UK based shops. Worldwide destinations.

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For more than 60 years, Travelsphere has been crafting amazing itineraries to destinations around the world. They take care of all the details so you don’t have to. From flights, hotels, the services of an expert Holiday Director, and a range of incredible experiences, each tour is designed to immerse you in local culture, cuisine and take you to explore all the very best sights.

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