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Wildlife Viewing Nature & Wildlife

Alberta is teeming with wildlife. Five national parks and more than 250 provincial parks and easily accessible natural areas protect almost 600 species. Watch for Alberta's all-stars: moose, bison, elk, grizzly and black bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. You may even spot the elusive wolf, cougar, wolverine, lynx or bobcat. And for all you birders, Alberta is the only place in North America where prairie, boreal forest and mountain ecosystems coexist, providing a home to hundreds of species. Intersecting migratory flight paths make spring and fall birdwatching heaven on earth. Watch for flocks of golden eagles in autumn and trumpeter swans in spring.

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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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Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Slave Lake, Alberta

Nestled in beautiful Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is a unique research and education centre that explores the importance of the boreal forest, especially for our migratory birds. This green LEED building hosts interactive exhibits, visitor information services, education programs for all ages, interpretive trails, and a gift shop showcasing local artisans. Year-round outdoor education programs are offered including cross country ski and snow rentals during the winter season. Check out the Nest: our beautiful comfort camping facility right on site. Contact us at info@borealbirdcentre for more information.

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Police Point Park Nature Centre

Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Located in beautiful Police Point Park, Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Interpretive Program offers Nature programming and activities to the public all year long. School programs available - adapted for different grade levels. Community programs available or book a birthday party. We have fun, free activities each week.

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Edmonton Attractions Pass

Take advantage of Edmonton's attractions with a U-Pick Pass. The Edmonton Attractions Pass gives you access to any 4 out of 15 of the region's most visited attractions for one low price. Or, choose to upgrade to the Ultimate Pass for admission to all 15 attractions.

Expires: 2017-06-06
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Jasper Train Tours

Ride the steel rails! Travel from Jasper into B.C. and back again. Encounter wildlife and enjoy breathtaking views of the Rockies. Experience both the train and a small personalized sightseeing tour all in the same day. All aboard your Jasper Train Tour!

Expires: 2017-04-26
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Banff Tour and Gondola

This combination package includes our Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour and the Banff Sightseeing Gondola, covering all of Banff's must-see viewpoints and attractions.

Expires: 2017-09-23
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Tours

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Alpine Art Jasper Mountain Guided Tour

Jasper, Alberta
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Jasper National Park custom guiding. Jasper Hiking Jasper wildlife photography Jasper snowshoe Jasper Cross Country skiing. Tour groups Private groups family guiding services. Jasper custom mountain transportation

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Mukwah Rafting Tours

Sundre, Alberta
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The true Alberta experience! Wild horses, wildlife, mountains, and rivers; things you need to see for yourself from our vantage point. No crowds and lots of room to roam. Whitewater Rafting (two or four hours and a float trip daytime or nighttime) through the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Other amenities we offer are a guided hike, camping cabins, camping, BBQ, Sauna, hot showers, and camp games. We also offer Calgary's only guided river experience, right through downtown on the Bow River.

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Annual Songbird Festival

Slave Lake, Alberta
2017-05-27 To 2017-05-27 MST

Come celebrate Spring Migration in the Boreal Forest! On Saturday, start off with our early morning birding hikes and pancake breakfast. Or enjoy a special tour of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO), nature hikes, workshops, and lots of hands-on children's activities. On Sunday, help support the LSLBO by joining us for our Annual Bird Run/Walk (5K/10K) departing from the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation at 10:00 a.m. A great event for nature lovers of all ages. For more information, contact us at info@borealbirdcentre.ca.

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Waterton Wildflower Festival

Waterton Park, Alberta
2017-06-15 To 2017-06-20 MST

This festival features many workshops on photography and art, guided walks on plant identification and park ecosystems, family programs, lunchtime and evening photographic presentations and local entertainment. Activities include: wildflower photography and painting, wildflower identification, wildflower connections, wildflowers by horseback and by cruise, as well as an afternoon tea with local experts.... and more. Events throughout the festival are led by highly qualified professionals.

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Parks Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-07-15 To 2017-07-15 MST

Get back to nature this Parks Day at Elk Island National Park. With musical performances, children and adult alike will experience nature like never before. Try your hand at Learn To activities including fire building, pemmican making and canoeing! Come out to Elk Island National Park and experience the great Canadian tradition of a day at the park with your friends and family!

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