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Wildlife Viewing Nature & Wildlife

Alberta’s five national parks and more than 250 provincial parks protect nearly 600 species of wildlife. On any given road trip or hike – even a stroll through a mountain town – expect to see something wild. You might even spy a local all-star: moose, bison, elk, grizzlies and black bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. • Good to know: You’re extra lucky if you spot an elusive wolf, cougar, lynx, bobcat or wolverine. • Pro tip: Golden eagles search for prey in the northern forests and on the prairies. Flocks of trumpeter swans, an at-risk species, can be spotted in spring, especially on water in the Grande Prairie area. 
Wildlife Viewing

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary | Cochrane

Kananaskis Country | Collen Gara

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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Cochrane, Alberta
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs on responsible wolfdog ownership and the importance of preserving wild wolves in their natural environment. We are also dedicated the rescue and safe sanctuary of wolfdogs and welcome visitors to come and see our beautiful wolfdogs and learn all about them.

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Discovery Wildlife Park

Innisfail, Alberta
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For over 25 years, DWP has provided "forever" homes for orphaned or unwanted wildlife. Animals that are not releasable have, historically been euthanized - DWP gives them a second chance at life by allowing them to live out their lives comfortably. Daily animal presentations allow us to educate our visitors on conservation issues and the challenges that are face by wildlife everyday. We also provide awareness of what we can do to help alleviate these stresses. Our visitors love the opportunity to have face-to-face encounters with our resident animals! An opportunity not to be missed!

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Ellis Bird Farm

Lacombe, Alberta
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Located in the heart of central Alberta, Ellis Bird Farm is both a working farm as well as a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other native cavity-nesting birds. Drop-in visitors and tour groups are welcome at Ellis Bird Farm.

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Tours

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Cap'n Ronn Charters

Cold Lake, Alberta

Cap'n Ronn Charters offers sightseeing cruises on beautiful Cold Lake for up to eight guests aboard a 25' Princecraft pontoon boat. Experience the thrill of the north with the convenience of being able to drive to and enjoy cruising and sightseeing on one of the most scenic lakes in Alberta. Your courteous and professional tour guide Ronn Cooper, owner of Cap'n Ronn Charters offers you a variety of tours at reasonable rates. Cruise the lake to view it's majestic wilderness, visit a secluded beach, cruise the city shoreline to get a unique view of the lakeshore homes and businesses. A sunset cruise can be spectacular and is an experience to be remembered. If you enjoy wildlife Cold Lake is home to a wide variety of birds including pelicans, bald eagles, cormorants, loons and various species of ducks, many of which can be seen during a cruise. Enjoy your stay in the City of Cold Lake and to make it a memorable experience book your customized dream tour today with Cap'n Ronn Charters.

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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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Calgary Stampede Train

Calgary, Alberta

Canada Rail Vacations offers a broad assortment of fabulous Canadian vacation packages, all intended to make memories that will last for a lifetime.

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Discovery Wildlife Park's Zoofest

Innisfail, Alberta
2018-08-04 To 2018-08-04 MST

Plan for a full day of fun for the whole family at Discovery Wildlife Park's Zoofest. Join us for free facepainting bounce rides toonie deals on hot dogs and cotton candy. There will also be great animal experiences for you to enjoy throughout the day. Zoofest is open to everyone and all special events are included with your regular admission.

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Open Farm Days

Mossleigh, Alberta
2018-08-18 To 2018-08-18 MST

Discover Alberta Rail & Agriculture History at Aspen Crossing! They welcome you to see and experience a part of Alberta seldom seen, only 45 minutes SE of Calgary. With a commitment to entertain, enliven as well as enlighten, visitors from around the world will have an opportunity to see up close and personal, Alberta’s agricultural landscape that makes it one of Canada’s 2nd largest agricultural producer and one of the world’s most productive agricultural economies. Short Aspen Crossing Railway Tours: Enjoy a 1 hour in length train experience on the full-size excursion train that hosted THE POLAR EXPRESS™! Tickets for the 1-hour teaser excursions will be available for purchase at the Station during Stampede Train Day, July 7th. Departures will be at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Adults: $25.00. Children: 25 months – 14 Yrs. $15.00. Children 24 months or under: are free! Lots of Free Parking. ELEVATOR TOURS: Take a visit to the Mossleigh Grain Elevators with a personalized tour guide to share local history and how these prairie grain elevators played a pivotal role in the farming community of yesteryear. Tours at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. Come Celebrate Our Railway & Agriculture Ties!

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DV100 Race or Ride

Drayton Valley, Alberta
2018-09-08 To 2018-09-08 MST

Sept. 8, 2018- DV100 Race or Ride is a cycling race/ride through breath taking West Central, Alberta. Participants can register for 40km, 100km, 160km, team event or the corporate challenge. The race begins at the Drayton Valley Omniplex, Alberta and heads west where riders view mountainous vistas, dense forests and historic oil boom communities. There is $25,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. This race/ride is for everyone from beginner cyclists to olympians. The DV100 is an annual fundraiser for the Drayton Valley Community Foundation. After you finish your ride you can enjoy the shower amenities, a massage, the near by museum, parks, walking and hiking trails.Then you can finish the night off wth the DV100 after party with mouth watering food and live music. Tickets must be pre-purchased.

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