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Alberta is a welcoming, accepting place full of warm-hearted locals who embrace diversity. From the stunning vistas of the Canadian Rockies to the bustling vibrancy of the province's big cities, Alberta is a place that pulses with energy and life for all travelers. The ever-growing pride festivals of Edmonton and Calgary bring LGBTQ travelers from all over the world, while Jasper's pride festival offers a unique mid-winter mountain spin to celebrations of diversity.

LGBTQ travel writers embrace Alberta

With festivals aplenty, vibrant and growing cities and some unforgettable outdoor experiences, LGBTQ travelers from around the world are discovering that Alberta can be pretty fabulous. Writers and bloggers from a number of prominent LGBTQ publications have visited the province recently and left raving about it.

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Pride events around the province

Albertans show their pride every year, with festivals celebrating LGBTQ diversity all over the province. Follow the link to see some of the biggest.

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Ready for Adventure

Alberta’s queer-friendly festivals make the season come alive, whether winter or summer (or in between). Awesome food, unique music and art that makes other province’s jealous, here’s some festival inspiration to get you started.

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Diversity and Fun

Alberta is well known for its western hospitality that warmly welcomes visitors from around the world. With open arms, the province and its people also welcome members of the LGBTQ community by offering an array of festivals and events focused on embracing love of all kinds.

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Gay Calgary

Alberta’s biggest city has vibrant urban areas, a lively food and nightclub scene, and an engaged and welcoming gay community. If you’re looking for more information to plan your trip, check out Gay Calgary to learn more about the community.

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Edmonton pride festival

Queer Edmonton

Alberta’s capital is a friendly, metropolitan city filled with great food, an adventurous nightlife, and urban excitement for all travelers. Check out Edmonton Pride for more information about the city’s big pride events and its LGBTQ scene.

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