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Hiking Summer Outdoor Activities

Alberta has thousands of kilometres of hiking trails, whatever your flavour. From easy to pro, there’s a hike to get you to your happy place: mountains, grasslands, badlands and forests. Where should we start? • Heli-hiking: Get to the top in seconds and start the hike on a high. With just a short helicopter flight, you'll see hidden alpine lakes and meadows. From there, the guided hike can be as chill or adventurous as you’d like. • Winter hiking: Snowy trails transform Alberta’s best hikes into sparkling new terrain in the winter. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and let the frosty air urge you up to the next frozen waterfall.

The Shadow Lake Lodge experience is a chance to disconnect and unwind, to venture out on the trail without getting in a vehicle, to be fed and nurtured without lifting a finger, and to relax without the distraction of electronics.

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Wilcox Pass

Saskatchewan Crossing, Alberta
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Rise quickly above the treeline to the expansive meadows of this glacier-carved landscape. Bighorn sheep are sometimes seen in the area. Please help keep them wild and safe - do not approach or feed them.

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Lakeside Trail

Pine Lake, Alberta

Starting at the Pine Lake Recreation Area, the Lakeside Trail follows the lakeshore through aspen and spruce forest to the Kettle Point Group Camp. It also connects to the trailhead for Lane Lake.

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Ink Pots

Lake Louise, Alberta
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After experiencing the waterfalls along the Johnston Canyon trail, continue beyond its Upper Falls to reach a set of brilliantly coloured pools.

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Get Un-Lost

Learn how to be independent. No need to follow your partner, they're just pretending anyway! Spend the day outside, learn to orient a map, use a compass, and figure out where you are without a GPS. By the end of the day you'll be able to lead everyone home!

Expires: 2018-04-07
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Dinotour 2018

Dinotour is a unique opportunity to discover Alberta's palaeontological treasures with Dr. Philip Currie and other world-renowned scientists. On this 4-day family-oriented tour August 3-6, 2018, guests will learn about dinosaurs that inhabited Alberta and explore the sites associated with major discoveries. The tour includes 3 nights accommodation and admissions.

Expires: 2018-06-30
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Mount Edith Cavell

The Mount Edith Cavell tour follows the “Path of the Glacier” trail though one of Jasper’s most stunning landscapes. This is one of the most spectacular adventures that we offer and should not be missed by anyone visiting Jasper National Park.

Expires: 2018-10-15
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Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides

Canmore, Alberta

Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides is a group of fully certified ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guides who live, work and play in the mountain corridors of Banff and Canmore. We are local mountain professionals/risk managers who are passionate about the mountains and we take pride in giving our guests the safest and most unforgettable experiences of their lives. We specialize in custom tailored summer and winter mountain adventures around the Canadian Rockies. If you are a beginner, we have rock climbing courses to introduce you to the sport.

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White Mountain Adventures - Hiking Tours

Banff, Alberta
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From popular trails in Lake Louise and Banff to virtually unknown routes in Kananaskis Country, there's a hike for all abilities and interests. You'll travel safely, learn about the area, meet locals, and best of all you'll hike a trail or route that provides you with maximum reward for your effort. Choose from multiple hiking options requiring varying levels of skill and experience.

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Northern Points Outfitting/Guiding Ltd.

Edmonton, Alberta

Northern Alberta's boreal region is home to our outfitting business. We offer the finest whitetail hunting around, with the opportunity to harvest a number of other species. The lodge is also available to rent for family vacations or a personal getaway.

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Waterton Wildflower Festival

Waterton Lakes, Alberta
2018-06-14 To 2018-06-19 MST

We invite you to step into a wildflower wonderland, a veritable bouquet of wildflowers in the wildflower capital of Canada. The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 1,000 vascular plant species including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. Of those, 175 species are listed as rare in Alberta and 20 are only found in Waterton. From beargrass to orchids, pink meadowsweet, and glacier lilies, learn to identify the different species, see wildflowers from horseback, indulge in an afternoon tea with local experts, and learn about wildflower photography and painting. The possibilities and mediums are endless when learning about Waterton wildflowers during the 13th annual Waterton Wildflower Festival. Join us for guided walks, hikes, workshops and presentations. Come celebrate the first day of summer in a World Heritage Site.This festival, a program of the Waterton Park Community Association, 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.

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