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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

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Kananaskis Country | Collen Gara

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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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Hang Glide Alberta

Innisfail, Alberta

Tandem Discovery Flights let you enjoy the gift of free flight next to one of our certified hang gliding instructors. Located right between Calgary and Edmonton, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the majestic rocky mountains to the west, and the endless Alberta prairies to the east. There is no other sport that gets you closer to soaring like an eagle. The local Red tail hawks that nest nearby love to fly with us too! Book a brisk morning flight, or an evening flight to witness the sun set over the Rockies as we soar effortlessly back to earth!

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Cross Conservation Area

Calgary, Alberta
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The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA) is made up of 4,800 acres of rolling foothills land. The area features over 22 kilometers of scenic hiking trails. Since 1993, over 90,000 youth and adults have participated in our hands-on conservation based learning opportunities.

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Deluxe Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour

Avoid the crowds and enjoy more time to soak up the beauty of these two iconic lakes on this evening guided tour with Discover Banff Tours. Includes an early dinner at Baker Creek Bistro. Save 20% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Banff and Lake Louise Tours Package

See the best of Banff and Lake Louise on this popular summer package deal with Discover Banff Tours. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on a morning small-group guided tour of Banff's highlights, and in the afternoon visit beautiful Lake Louise and Moraine Lake to learn about their mountaineering beginnings.

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Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Winter Tour

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on a morning tour of Banff's highlights with Discover Banff Tours, such as frozen Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and scenic viewpoints. Includes a professional guide and hot chocolate. Save 20% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Fall in the Canadian Rockies Photo Tour

Banff, Alberta

The Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful photography destinations and the late summer/early autumn is a precious time of year. This 8 day (7 night) tour focuses on the Canadian Rockies incredible landscapes, stunning waterfalls, marvellous canyons and colossal glaciers. Join award winning blogger Marta Kulesza and award winning photographer Jack Bolshaw on their 8 day photography tour around the Canadian Rockies. The 8 day (7 night) photography tour will be focused on 3 major destinations. Canmore, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The 10 available spots are open to all levels of photographers.

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Maligne Adventures - Wildlife Tours

Jasper, Alberta
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Jasper National Park is well known for its abundant wildlife. Join our tour to learn the challenges of managing and protecting wildlife in the national park. This journey will take you to seasonal locations with the best opportunity to spot various animals such as elk, bears, moose, sheep and deer.

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Hike Your Pass Off!

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2018-08-17 To 2018-08-19 MST

Join us for our inaugural hiking festival, Hike Your Pass Off, held at Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill! The Crowsnest Pass has long been know as one of Alberta’s most diverse hiking destinations with a great mix of history, wildlife and incredible mountain terrain. Whether they are an experienced hiker or a newbie, the hiking festival offers something for everyone. From easy hikes in the Alison-Chinook Provincial Recreation Area to difficult hikes to the top of Turtle Mountain, this event has something for everyone.

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Wild mountain rafting weekend

Hinton, Alberta
2017-07-14 To 2017-07-16 MST

July 14th -16th. Make your Wild Mountain Music Festival weekend extra exciting and memorable with a rafting adventure!! Come and enjoy a relaxing float down the Athabasca River with Hinton Rafting Adventures. This tour is a great way to see the Hinton area while you’re on your visiting for the music festival. Call to book your tour.

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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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