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Wildlife Viewing Nature & Wildlife

Alberta’s five national parks and more than 250 provincial parks protect nearly 600 species of wildlife. On any given road trip or hike – even a stroll through a mountain town – expect to see something wild. You might even spy a local all-star: moose, bison, elk, grizzlies and black bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. • Good to know: You’re extra lucky if you spot an elusive wolf, cougar, lynx, bobcat or wolverine. • Pro tip: Golden eagles search for prey in the northern forests and on the prairies. Flocks of trumpeter swans, an at-risk species, can be spotted in spring, especially on water in the Grande Prairie area. 
Wildlife Viewing

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary | Cochrane

Kananaskis Country | Collen Gara

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Goose Hummock Golf Resort

Gibbons, Alberta
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Goose Hummock is a picturesque course in a rural setting where water comes into play on 15 of 18 holes. A par 71 course measuring over 6,700 yards. Goose Hummock Golf Resort is located just minutes from Edmonton so come out an Experience the Goose once again!

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Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton, Alberta
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Nestled in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, in the heart of the sweeping Edmonton River Valley, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 animals.

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John Janzen Nature Centre

Edmonton, Alberta
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A gateway to the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley, the newly-renovated John Janzen Nature Centre takes visitors for a walk on the wild side with programs, events and interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness and engagement with nature in an urban setting. Explore wildlife and learn how the animals adapt to each of the four seasons. Some wildlife and plant life thrive when the snow hits, come find out how. John Janzen Nature Centre also has an indoor playground, perfect for all seasons!

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Travel Offers

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Pyramid Lake Private Canoe Tour 2-4 people

WildCurrent specializes in private unique canoe adventures for couples friends and families. Canoeing to shore for homemade treats and hot drinks. Price is per person, min. 2 riders needed. Quote "Travel Alberta" to secure 10% discount.

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Family Rafting & Wildlife Combo

Explore Jasper’s wild side and save with this Family Rafting & Wildlife Adventure Combo deal combining the Class 2+ Canyon Run Family Rafting and Morning or Evening Wildlife Search at a special rate. Available early-June to early-September.

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Evening Wildlife Search

Jasper National Park is well known for its abundant wildlife. This vehicle-based adventure will take you to seasonal locations with the best opportunity to spot various animals such as elk, bear, moose, sheep and deer. Wildlife is spotted on 95% of tours. Available May to Oct.

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Kananaskis Outfitters

Kananaskis, Alberta
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Kananaskis Outfitters, located in the heart of Kananaskis Country, can provide you with all of your outdoor activity needs. We offer a wide variety of services for groups and families, including private tours, corporate team building events, wedding chair rentals and outdoor equipment sales. Contact us today to book.

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Sunset Guiding and Outfitting, Inc.

Sundre, Alberta

Sunset Guiding & Outfitting specializes in providing a relaxing western excursion and superb hospitality in the spectacular Alberta Rockies at our "Panther River Retreat". Rushing waters, high mountain meadows and exquisite panoramas are the perfect setting for horseback riding, photography, fishing, wildlife photography, winter activities or just simply relaxing.

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Hinton Rafting & Adventures Ltd.

Hinton, Alberta
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Welcome to HRA. We are a fully guided tour company providing daily raft trips on the Historic Athabasca River for everyone from toddlers to seniors. You start and finish your adventure at High Calibre Sports in Hinton, AB. Tours are 3 hours total duration with 2 hours on the water. This river is one of Canada's heritage passageways and has some of the best scenic viewpoints in the area. Our tours include all transportation and safety gear. Book your tour today 780 223-TOUR!

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Wild mountain rafting weekend

Hinton, Alberta
2017-07-14 to 2017-07-16 MST

July 14th -16th. Make your Wild Mountain Music Festival weekend extra exciting and memorable with a rafting adventure!! Come and enjoy a relaxing float down the Athabasca River with Hinton Rafting Adventures. This tour is a great way to see the Hinton area while you’re on your visiting for the music festival. Call to book your tour.

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Hike Your Pass Off!

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2018-08-17 to 2018-08-19 MST

Join us for our inaugural hiking festival, Hike Your Pass Off, held at Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill! The Crowsnest Pass has long been know as one of Alberta’s most diverse hiking destinations with a great mix of history, wildlife and incredible mountain terrain. Whether they are an experienced hiker or a newbie, the hiking festival offers something for everyone. From easy hikes in the Alison-Chinook Provincial Recreation Area to difficult hikes to the top of Turtle Mountain, this event has something for everyone.

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DV100 Race or Ride

Drayton Valley, Alberta
2018-09-08 to 2018-09-08 MST

Sept. 8, 2018- DV100 Race or Ride is a cycling race/ride through breath taking West Central, Alberta. Participants can register for 40km, 100km, 160km, team event or the corporate challenge. The race begins at the Drayton Valley Omniplex, Alberta and heads west where riders view mountainous vistas, dense forests and historic oil boom communities. There is $25,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. This race/ride is for everyone from beginner cyclists to olympians. The DV100 is an annual fundraiser for the Drayton Valley Community Foundation. After you finish your ride you can enjoy the shower amenities, a massage, the near by museum, parks, walking and hiking trails.Then you can finish the night off wth the DV100 after party with mouth watering food and live music. Tickets must be pre-purchased.

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