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Many of northern Alberta’s towns and hamlets sit on the doorstep of untamed wilderness. Discover remote lakeside communities boasting world class fly-in fishing lodges. Raft or paddle along historic fur trading routes. Learn about First Nations and European voyagers and pioneers at a museum or historic site. Camp on a picture perfect white sand beach. In the long daylight hours of summer, golf well into the night at one of the many northern courses. In winter, ice fish, snowshoe or take a backcountry ATV tour with a local guide. Stargaze and experience the magic of the aurora borealis. Celebrate Alberta’s great north at a beloved annual festival.
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Attractions

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Art Gallery of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta
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Explore original contemporary and historical art exhibits at the Art Gallery of Alberta in the heart of the city’s arts district. Be sure to check out the Exhibition Highlights tours that provide insight into gallery’s prominent displays. Tours run on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Speeders

Edmonton, Alberta
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Gather your crew together and get ready to ride. After a safety demo, climb into one of the finest high-tech electric propulsion ProKarts in the world. Enjoy the friendly competition of family, friends, and co-workers who’ll share the course. Each race is 14 laps and your ProKart can reach speeds of up to 70 km per hour. Between races, enjoy air hockey, pool, foosball, pinball and basketball games to keep your skills sharp. Drivers over 12 years of age who meet height requirements are cleared to race.

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Alberta Railway Museum

Edmonton, Alberta
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The largest railway park in Alberta—third largest in Canada—features a terminal with a station, water tank, locomotive and car shops, as well as exhibits from 1899 to the 1950s. With more than 75 train cars and locomotives, this outdoor working prairie rail yard is a fun hands-on family experience.

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Accommodation

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Days Inn - High Prairie

High Prairie, Alberta
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Stay at Days Inn - High Prairie hotel for value, comfort and friendly service you can count on. Conveniently located off Highway 2, our High Prairie, Alberta, hotel near Lesser Slave Lake offers easy access to popular local attractions and tons of outdoor activities.

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Dunvegan Inn & Suites

Fairview, Alberta
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The Dunvegan Inn & Suites has been welcoming travelers from every direction since 1982. We have 67 well-appointed guest rooms and 13 executive suites. Enjoy the best of Peace Country hospitality during your stay. The Dunvegan Inn & Suites is renown for providing courteous and personal service to everyone who comes in our front door. We are the only full-service facility in the area.

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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hinton

Hinton, Alberta
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The Econo Lodge & Suites is ideally located near Jasper National Park and the Hinton Airport.

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Rockies at Leisure

Circle tour from Vancouver including travel on the famous Rocky Mountaineer & VIA Rail's - The Canadian. Stop en route for an Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier. Explore Jasper including the Maligne Valley and the Pyramid Bench, with its beaver ponds.

Expires: 2017-10-09
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Majestic Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Enjoy the Canadian Rockies and Alaska’s Inside Passage while travelling this stunning region using VIA Rail, luxury coach and aboard Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Gems of The Rockies

Take in the best of the Rockies and BC's interior on this discovery style journey, including a sightseeing tour of Banff, an exploration of the Athabasca Glacier, a full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise, and an overnight journey on board VIA Rail.

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Tours

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River Valley Adventure Company

Edmonton, Alberta
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Whether you are looking for a workout or just want to enjoy a leisurely ride, our top of the line Rocky Mountain bikes or MSR Snowshoes Tours allow you to explore over 480 km of trails throughout the river valley. Our very popular guided walking tours offer an informative and entertaining amble through nature. Guided tours run all year long. Enjoy our blooming spring buds, breathtaking lush summer greenery, colourful autumn foliage or our winter wonderland.

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Black Gold River Tours

Edmonton, Alberta

Come out and explore the region's best kept secret and many unique islands. Look for petrified wood, gold or driftwood along the unexplored rocky shoreline. Sit back, relax and watch the river from one of the beautiful sandy beaches, or stay on the boat and float through the heart of our province's capital city. Black Gold River Tours offers five fantastic options, a team building program and special requests for birthdays, anniversaries and film crews.

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Haskin Canoe

Edmonton, Alberta

Haskin Canoe offers year-round adventures and courses throughout Alberta. Specialising in voyageur canoe tours, our company is also recognised as one of Paddle Canada’s leading canoe certification providers. In winter, make sure you try one of our guided snowshoeing tours in Elk Island National Park, just outside of Edmonton.

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Events

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Canadian Finals Rodeo

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-11-08 To 2017-11-12 MST

All you have is five days to take in all the action at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Saddle bronco riders have even less: eight seconds to keep their grip on a high-bucking horse.

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Ice on Whyte

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-01-26 To 2017-01-29 MST

Every year, the Ice on Whyte Festival grabs the Canadian winter by the snowballs and carves it into a wicked combo of ice and art. Just imagine – 70,307 kg (155,000 lb) of ice is dumped in preparation of this weeklong party – on purpose!

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Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-08-18 To 2017-08-20 MST

The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival promotes dragon-boat racing for fun, sport and recreation. Grab your spot in a boat or come cheer the participants on as they rip down the mighty North Saskatchewan River.

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