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Nature & Wildlife

Alberta and Mother Nature share a wild streak. And we aim to keep it that way. Hundreds of species call Alberta home – 587 to be exact. Watch for Alberta’s all-stars: moose, grizzly and black bears, elk, bison, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, lynx, coyotes, wolves and wolverines. Protecting and conserving all wildlife and their habitats is important to Albertans. We have designated approximately 8.2 million hectares as protected areas. This includes five national parks, hundreds of provincial parks and recreation areas, wildlands and migratory bird sanctuaries. Our wild spaces gives us the chance to look deep into nature and see something marvellous.

Lynx

Kananaskis Country | Collen Gara

Aurora Borealis Alberta Provincial Parks

Dinosaur Provincial Park | Andy Best

Ice Walking

Columbia Icefields | Mike Seehagel

Attractions

Athabasca Glacier

Jasper, Alberta
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Part of the colossal Columbia Icefield that bestrides the continental divide in Banff and Jasper national parks, the Athabasca Glacier is the most visited in North America. It is easily visible from the Icefields Parkway, about 100 km (62 mi) south of the town of Jasper. The glacier has receded in the past 125 years but still covers an area of approximately 6 sq km (2.3 sq mi) and at its thickest, measures 300 m (980 ft). Guided tours take visitors right up onto the glacier.

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TrekAmerica

South Melbourne, Victoria

TrekAmerica has over 40 years of experience offering road trips, tours and singles adventures for 18 to thirty-somethings across USA, Canada, Alaska and Central America.

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Banff Alpine Guides

Banff, Alberta

Guided rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, ski touring in Banff and the surrounding areas. Banff Alpine Guides also offers avalanche courses and climbing instruction. All of the guides and instructors are certified under the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or the International Federation of Mountain Guides.

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Columbia Icefield

Jasper, Alberta
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The Columbia Icefield is the largest icefield in the Canadian Rockies, covering some 230 sq km (89 sq mi) to a depth of 365 m (1,200 ft) and some 28 km (17 mi) long. Draped over the continental divide on a high alpine plateau along the Alberta-BC border, it receives an average of 7 m (23 ft) of new snowfall per year. Not all of that snow can melt in the short summers so it accumulates, turning to ice which flows outward through the surrounding passes, creating fingers of ice known as glaciers, the Athabasca Glacier being the most well-known.

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Glacier Icewalks

Jasper Park, Alberta

Providing guided interpretive glacier walks on the Athabasca Glacier for 30 years.

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Brewster Sightseeing Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Since 1892, Brewster Sightseeing has been sharing the best of the Canadian Rockies. With an entirely new fleet of motorcoaches featuring large viewing windows and luxury seating, Brewster Sightseeing has excelled for over 125 years in offering tours for everyone. Professional and knowledgeable driver guides, exclusive on-board tour hosts, convenient pick up and drop off locations in Banff, sightseeing with Brewster an experience that is simply natural.

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