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Canadian Culture Culture, Heritage & Arts

Want the quintessential Canadian experience? Start by hiking to a striking blue glacier lake with a picnic lunch of smoked trout and butter tarts. Then learn to ice skate while kids who just learned to walk do circles around you. And make sure to tell everyone about that one time you went camping and saw a grizzly bear and a moose hanging out. • Only here: Watch a re-enactment of early horseback prowess with Fort Macleod’s Northwest Mounted Police Musical Ride. • Try it: There’s no experience required to get super-Canadian in an Alberta winter. Snowshoe nearly anywhere in the province, road trip through glacier country and finish with a game meat charcuterie board and local brew by a crackling fire. 

Clay Risen from the New York Times writes about the sudden popularity of all kinds of whiskey on both sides of the Canadian-American border that is driving a rapid expansion among Canadian distillers. Clay speaks to Davin de Kergommeaux, a whiskey writer in Ottawa, about the change in the spirit industry in Canada.

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Lake Louise | Paddy Pallin

Leighton Art Centre is where art and nature come together in Southern Alberta’s Foothills. More than just a unique historic home once owned by a pair of renowned artists, it's a vibrant and open space for creativity, inspiring all who visit to explore, appreciate and create. In 2012, Barbara Leighton - a woman who lived and unconventional life and the Centre's founder - was posthumously honoured as one of '100 Outstanding Albertans' in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Her legacy is a beautiful one indeed.

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Private Horticultural Tour

Experience the serenity and peace of the natural environment as expressed through Japanese Garden architecture and culture. Learn how a Canadian garden was created using Japanese style design, aesthetic and philosophical ideas with renowned horticulturalist and author, Lyndon Penner.

Expires: 2018-10-31
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Rockies Winter Highlights - 5 Days

The mountains and forests of the Canadian Rockies, blanketed in snow, are some of the most impressive natural landscapes on Earth. Lacking the crowds of summer, the winter world is magnificent in its quiet solitude.

Expires: 2019-03-30
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Family Admission to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Bring the whole family to enjoy dozens of hands-on interactive exhibits at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, and 150 years of Canadian sport history. This offer is valid for two adults and two children during regular operating hours.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Jasper Park Information Centre National Historic Site

Jasper, Alberta
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The Jasper Park Information Centre, built in 1913-14, is one of the earliest and finest examples of rustic design in the national parks. Designed by Edmonton architect, A. M. Calderon, the Jasper Park Information Centre was intended to serve as a landmark and focal point for the town. Built in the rustic design tradition utilizing locally quarried stone and timber, the building set a design example for subsequent construction within the townsite. This vision of a unified architectural theme within the park was novel when first expressed by S. Maynard Rogers, Jasper’s first park superintendent.

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Millet Museum, Archives and Visitor Information Center

Millet, Alberta

The ever-changing, award winning, Millet and District Museum, Archives and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is located on the west side of Highway 2A at the north end of the Town of Millet, which is about 40 minutes south of Alberta’s capital, Edmonton. Open year round in “The Prettiest Town in Alberta,” the official and accredited Travel Alberta community VIC has well trained travel counsellors to assist with travels within the community and the province of Alberta. We provide free WiFi, a small gift shop with locally made crafts as well as over 3,000 sq ft of museum displays.

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Northern Rockies Museum of Culture and Heritage

Hinton, Alberta
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The Northern Rockies Museum of Culture and Heritage is Hinton's newest attraction. Housed in Hinton's original 1911 Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station, the museum features railway and communication history, the Hinton area before the townsite developed and after as well as industry and natural history. Immerse yourself in Hinton's history more with portable tablet displays and tactile exhibits.

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Frank Slide Family Day

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2019-02-18 to 2019-02-18 MST

Enjoy a day of family activities at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre this Family Day. Special programs highlighting the wildlife of the Crowsnest Pass, Underground Mine Lamps and the 1914 Hillcrest Mine Disaster will take place throughout the day - along with regular audio-visual presentations. Free admission for Family Day.

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Calgary, Alberta
2019-08-15 to 2019-08-15 MST | Show All Dates

GlobalFest is Calgary's largest multicultural festival and Canada's premier fireworks festival, designed to promote cultural diversity and awareness in the community. Take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes, that the Festival has to offer - cultural pavilions, ethnic food booths, performance stages, children's activities, night market & so much more! And when the sun goes down, be mesmerized by fireworks as they illuminates the sky with a symphony of music and world class fireworks. Click for more details and schedule.

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2019 World Men's Curling Championship

Lethbridge, Alberta
2019-03-30 to 2019-04-07 MST

The 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship will be played at the ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge, from March 30-April 7, hosted by Curling Canada and the World Curling Federation. A total of 13 Member Associations will compete in Lethbridge — the second year of a 13-team format. Teams will qualify through the Pacific-Asia, Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships, Americas Challenge and World Qualification Event. Berths will be distributed in the following manner:• Two Americas Zone (including host Canada) *• Two Pacific-Asia Zone *• Eight European Zone *• Two from World Qualification Event• * The zone with the lowest-placed team at the previous World Curling Championship loses one guaranteed berth. Canada will be represented by the winner of the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier. The action off the ice will be just as hot, as the rollicking party known as the World Famous Patch will be a short walk from the rink to the Servus Sports Centre. Along with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the athletes, the Patch will offer live music, dancing, drinks and food, as well as interactive activities for the entire family.

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