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Sightseeing Tours Attractions & Entertainment

Relaxing on a lakeshore is fun. Taking a two-hour boat tour and watching a moose eat lunch? Even better. Sightseeing tours make the extraordinary, extra-extra amazing. • Try it: Book a trip on a gondola or tramway to the top of a mountain. See the kinds of valley views once reserved for only the most intrepid climbers. • Only here: How about seeing something nobody’s seen before? Take a guided archaeological dig in the Badlands and uncover never-before-seen fossils. • Road Trip: Follow the Cowboy Trail, the Icefields Parkway or plan your own self-guided sightseeing tour on four wheels. 

What makes a perfect vacation? A chance to relax, of course. Stunning scenery, certainly. But there's usually another essential in the equation: The opportunity to experience something extraordinary and thought-provoking that changes you forever.

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Sightseeing tours in Banff National Park

Maple-cured, coho salmon drizzled with sweet-tangy red cedar emulsion. Summertime baked apricot tart. Award-winning wines. These are the things top-rated restaurant dreams are made of -- not necessarily what you expect to find on a train.

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Bodo Archaeological Site and Centre

Bodo, Alberta

Experience archaeology in action at The Bodo Archaeological Site, one of the largest and most well-preserved pre-contact archaeological areas in Western Canada. Visitors are offered guided tours of the archaeological site and interpretive center, and even have the chance to participate in the ongoing excavation of the site. In addition to tours of the site, our programs also feature plant hikes to learn about flora and fauna used by Aboriginal ancestors, trips to see a bison rubbing stone, and hands-on activities such as traditional pottery making and flint knapping. Please visit our website for more information.

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Bonnyville Museum

Bonnyville, Alberta

The Bonnyville Museum is home to 13 different buildings, each displaying various pioneer artifacts, machinery, folk art, and historical items. We have three acres of beautiful land and host a variety of events throughout our summer season. We are open for tours daily from May 1st to August 31st, and in September and October for limited hours and by appointment. Our office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday year round. Our grounds are available for rent for private events and functions.

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Hanna Pioneer Museum

Hanna, Alberta
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This seasonal museum is a small village unto itself located on four acres in the north east corner of Hanna. You will find a variety of restored buildings depicting early life on the prairies in a railroad town. Along with an extensive archives and tours you may participate in many activities including an interactive Ghost Walk and the Annual Agricultural Fall Fair. A lovely place to enjoy a picnic and free WIFi.

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Battle River Railway Train Excursions

Forestburg, Alberta

With headquarters in Forestburg, Alberta, the Battle River Railway is a fully functioning short line with a super fun twist. Exchanging the usual boxcars for a beautiful, vintage passenger car. The Friends of the Battle River Railway are delighted to offer a number of theme based, day excursions throughout the year. Each unique theme is carefully tailored to provide a fun filled and memorable experience for those with a hankering to ride the rails. All Aboard!

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Grand Rapids Wilderness Adventures

Athabasca, Alberta

The 4-day, 3-night tours are one of Alberta's most unique wilderness adventures. Experience nature and wildlife, incredible scenery, and history, as you travel by boat through over 200km of untouched wilderness to reach a backcountry lodge. While comfort camping in cozy log cabins, guests can enjoy a number of wilderness activities including canoeing, wildlife viewing, boating, swimming, hiking, nature walks and dark sky viewing, all while staying deep in the heart of the Great Northern Boreal Forest. Discover the incredible power, awe, and splendor of the natural attractions that form the Class VI Grand Rapids. Other customizable discovery tours available, ranging from multi-night fishing adventures to paddle trips to local day trips.

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Maligne Lake Cruise

Jasper, Alberta
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Maligne Lake Cruise introduces you to the azure-blue waters and majestic scenery of Maligne Lake. Nestled in a ring of towering mountains, Maligne Lake is the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here you’ll discover world-famous Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park. Choose from a variety of cruise experiences including our classic and premium cruises to Spirit Island, as well as our Through the Lens cruise for photographers. Guided fishing tours are also available along with canoe and kayak rentals, hiking trails and dining at the historic Maligne Lake Chalet and The View restaurant.

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Events

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22nd Annual Historic Festival and Doors Open

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-07-02 To 2018-07-08 MST

The Edmonton and District Historical Society presents the 22nd Annual Historic Festival and Doors Open, "Save the Date" from July 2 - 8, 2018.The History of Food in this province is one of diversity. We share our culture and heritage through food. Whether a simple dinner, a massive celebration or an afternoon tea, food brings us together to tell stories, share knowledge and build family traditions that carry on for generations. The 22nd Historic Festival and Doors Open celebrates food.Events throughout the week will include tours and gatherings that take place in communities, museums or historical sites but are not limited to these locations. Check out our website for more detailed information on all the exciting events happening this festival week.

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Alberta Open Farm Days

Strathmore, Alberta
2018-08-18 To 2018-08-19 MST

We will be offering a unique Grain To Glass and Farm To Table experience for Alberta Open Farm Days August 18 & 19, 2018.Including 2 brewery tours with Origin Malting & Brewing and Tool Shed Brewing as well as a first hand chance to see how our farm harvests the best barley in the world and what it takes to raise Alberta beef on a family ranch. Contact Origin for more details and how to book your spot on this amazing Alberta experience!

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Rock'n Red Deer Super Run 2018

Red Deer, Alberta
2018-07-30 To 2018-08-05 MST

Rock’n Red Deer Super Run 2018 is a weeklong celebration of the cars, music, and culture of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s held in Red Deer, Alberta. Week long events include daily cruises to area sites of interest around Central Alberta. Friday evening there is an open downtown cruise event reminiscent of American Graffiti. All of this culminates in a Fantastic display of more than 750 hot rods, custom cars, classic vehicles and trucks on Saturday and Sunday in a car show with vendors and food outlets at the Westerner Grounds. Saturday evening the participants enjoy a fabulous AAA Alberta beef dinner, and then dance the night away to the classic rock and roll sounds of Five On the Side. Breakfast at the Westerner Grounds is included on Sunday for participants in the show.

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