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Canadian Culture Culture, Heritage & Arts

What is quintessentially Canadian? If America has apple pie and baseball, Canada has butter tarts and hockey. And the Mounties and maple syrup and really long winters. Canada is the second largest country in the world. Here, it’s all about the great outdoors, where you’ll find Canadians in all four seasons. Like the rest of the country, Alberta has plenty of wide open spaces, from the Canadian Rocky Mountains – where we celebrate winter with a seven-month ski season – to boreal forests, rolling prairies and the mysterious Canadian Badlands. More lakes than any other province for fishing and boating and paddling. Countless parks for camping, hiking, riding and climbing. Come visit, we’d love to show you around.

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Canada Day Package

Canada Day special offer: $150 for 1 night stay at Sheraton Red Deer Hotel on July 1 only. This package includes $100 food and beverage credit (alcohol not included) which can be used at R&R Grill Restaurant, Garden Terrace Lounge and in-room dining during your stay.

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Downtown Delights - Edmonton Food Tours

Soak up stories of the history, art and culture of this bustling city and former fur trading post as you visit five of the cities top restaurants and taste your way to lasting memories of Alberta.Use promo code Travel Alberta for 10% off.

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Museum Package

Overnight stay in a standard room with hot breakfast buffet for two, two passes to Medalta Museum & Medalta souvenir, two passes to the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.

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Attractions

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Horseshoe Canyon

Drumheller, Alberta
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Right off Hwy 9 and just 17 km (10.5 mi) west of Drumheller, Horseshoe Canyon in the Canadian Badlands is an eye-popping sight. Stand on the edge of this huge u-shaped canyon and survey the beauty and mystery of the badlands. The maroon-striped canyon walls reveal the layers of time down to the Cretaceous period, when dinosaurs roamed a lush sub-tropical habitat some 70 million years ago. The two arms of the canyon extend approximately 5 km (3 mi) each. For the adventurous, pick a trail and hike to the bottom.

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Pas-Ka-Poo Historical Park

Rimbey, Alberta
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This heritage site in the town of Rimbey has a historical village with ten pioneer buildings and 5 large museums including a truck museum with a collection of 19 restored pickup trucks.

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Teepee Creek Museum

Teepee Creek, Alberta

Open from May to September on Sunday/Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Teepee Creek Museum is a relatively new community museum featuring pioneer homes, household items, farm and logging equipment in an agricultural area. The museum provides a local venue for cultural and historical classes and other programs, aimed primarily at adults. Art and craft programs have been offered, a portrait gallery created, and a book exchange facility provided. Striving to exist on its own green energy by producing at least 95 percent of the energy it consumes, it serves as an educational example for proponents of renewable energy.

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Events

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Strathmore Stampede and Heritage Days

Strathmore, Alberta
2017-08-04 to 2017-08-07 MST

The Strathmore Stampede is the Strathmore & District Agricultural Society’s largest annual event. This community event has been happening each year since its commencement in 1966, bringing in fans from all over the world. Entertainment for the weekend includes the rodeo, chuckwagons, running with the bulls, stage & grounds entertainment, tradeshow, beer gardens, concessions and a creative arts show.

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Hike to the Drive Lanes

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2017-05-06 to 2017-05-06 MST | Show All Dates

May through October, first Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (four hour hike) Hike to the ancient drive lanes with our Blackfoot guides. Hear stories of how the plains people hunted the mighty buffalo. Be prepared for an off-trail hike and dress appropriately for inclement weather. Bring lunch and a water bottle. Space is limited so register in advance at education.bookings@gov.ab.ca. This program is not recommended for small children. Allow additional time to go through the Interpretive Centre. Regular admission plus $5.00 program fee per person. May 6 - Moon of the Flower/Crocus. June 3 - Moon of the Longest Day. July 1 - Moon of the Berry. August 5 - Moon of the Buffalo Rut. September 2 - Moon of the Leaves Falling. October 6 - Moon of the People Going to Winter Camp.

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150th Canada Day Carnival

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-07-01 to 2017-07-01 MST

In order to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary we will be holding a FREE barbecue at the Callingwood Park. There will also be FREE activities and games for both parents and kids to enjoy such as inflatables, face painting, henna painting etc. The event will close with a spectacular display of fireworks. We hope to see you there!

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