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Wildlife Viewing Nature & Wildlife

Alberta is teeming with wildlife. Five national parks and more than 250 provincial parks and easily accessible natural areas protect almost 600 species. Watch for Alberta's all-stars: moose, bison, elk, grizzly and black bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. You may even spot the elusive wolf, cougar, wolverine, lynx or bobcat. And for all you birders, Alberta is the only place in North America where prairie, boreal forest and mountain ecosystems coexist, providing a home to hundreds of species. Intersecting migratory flight paths make spring and fall birdwatching heaven on earth. Watch for flocks of golden eagles in autumn and trumpeter swans in spring.
Wildlife viewing in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
Squirrel Peyto Lake Icefields Parkway
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Cochrane, Alberta
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs on responsible wolfdog ownership and the importance of preserving wild wolves in their natural environment. We are also dedicated the rescue and safe sanctuary of wolfdogs and welcome visitors to come and see our beautiful wolfdogs and learn all about them.

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Calgary Zoo

Calgary, Alberta
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The Calgary Zoo is a great place to connect with nature and be inspired by the natural world's most fascinating creatures. Here, you can get up close and personal with nearly 1,500 different animals, representing five continents. With so much to see, no two visits will ever be the same.

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Cross Conservation Area

Calgary, Alberta
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The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA) is made up of 4,800 acres of rolling foothills land. The area features over 22 kilometers of scenic hiking trails. Since 1993, over 90,000 youth and adults have participated in our hands-on conservation based learning opportunities.

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Pyramid Lake Private Canoe Tour

WildCurrent specializes in private unique canoe adventures for couples friends and families. We'll take good care of you: Canoeing to shore for homemade treats and hot drinks. Per person, min. 2 riders needed. Must quote Travel Alberta to secure this discount.

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Edmonton Attractions Pass

Take advantage of Edmonton's attractions with a U-Pick Pass. The Edmonton Attractions Pass gives you access to any 4 out of 15 of the region's most visited attractions for one low price. Or, choose to upgrade to the Ultimate Pass for admission to all 15 attractions.

Expires: 2017-06-06
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Sundance Explorer Horseback Pack Trip - 2N/3D

Rugged mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife is what you’ll find on the 3 Day Sundance Explorer ride. This adventure takes you along the glacial waters of the Bow River. Follow historic Storm pack trail, and take in inspiring mountain views.

Expires: 2017-06-13
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Tours

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Peace River Cabins and Outdoors Guided Canoe/Kayak Trips

Peace River, Alberta

Immerse yourself in the wild and historical Peace River experience and leave the details to us. We offer full service with all food and gear provided. July 1 or Aug 19 departure for the 6 day trip includes 1 night of accommodation at our site and shuttling. Fly in to Grande Prairie or Peace River airports or drive directly to our site. If you crave a few rapids join us on 2 day Smoky River Adventure July 23. All gear, accommodation, food and shuttle included. Or contact us to organize a custom trip.

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Skadi Wilderness Adventures

Nordegg, Alberta

Professional and interpretive guiding trips in the Nordegg area of the Canadian Rockies; facilities experience and expertise for you to comfortably and safely build new knowledge and skills. Corporate team-building wilderness first aid and survival hostile environment training all with experienced experts.

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Jasper Tour Company

Jasper, Alberta
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The Jasper Tour Company looks at each trip through the eyes of someone who's seeing the Rockies for the first time! Combining love and knowledge for the mountains with a damn good story makes the JTC the Number One choice for adventure. For more info check out our website.

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Events

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Annual Songbird Festival

Slave Lake, Alberta
2017-05-27 to 2017-05-27 MST

Come celebrate Spring Migration in the Boreal Forest! On Saturday, start off with our early morning birding hikes and pancake breakfast. Or enjoy a special tour of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO), nature hikes, workshops, and lots of hands-on children's activities. On Sunday, help support the LSLBO by joining us for our Annual Bird Run/Walk (5K/10K) departing from the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation at 10:00 a.m. A great event for nature lovers of all ages. For more information, contact us at info@borealbirdcentre.ca.

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103rd Anniversary of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2017-06-18 to 2017-06-18 MST

On June 19, 1914, 189 men were killed in what would become Canada’s Worst Underground Mine Disaster. The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre will offer special interpretive presentations, prop talks on underground mine lamps and audio-visual presentations all highlighting this amazing and tragic story. While at the Centre explore this amazing story through our new interactive exhibit: Voices of Disaster: The Hillcrest Experience.The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich heritage of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Centre is open all year.

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114th Anniversary of the Frank Slide

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2017-04-29 to 2017-04-29 MST

Special presentations will take place throughout the day highlighting the amazing story of the 1903 Frank Slide. While here enjoy our two award winning audio-visual presentations. The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich heritage of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Centre is open all year and visitors will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who will share the fascinating stories of the Frank Slide through dynamic interpretive programs and presentations. State-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits throughout the Centre focus on the infamous Frank Slide of 1903 - Canada’s deadliest rockslide.

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