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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
Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation in Coaldale

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Alberta Birds of Prey Centre

Coaldale, Alberta
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Canada's largest birds of prey facility is an interactive facility situated on a 70-acre wetland area near Coaldale that focuses on hawks, falcons, eagles and owls of Alberta.

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Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Slave Lake, Alberta

Nestled in beautiful Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is a unique research and education centre that explores the importance of the boreal forest, especially for our migratory birds. This green LEED building hosts interactive exhibits, visitor information services, education programs for all ages, interpretive trails, and a gift shop showcasing local artisans. Year-round outdoor education programs are offered including cross country ski and snow rentals during the winter season. Check out the Nest: our beautiful comfort camping facility right on site. Contact us at info@borealbirdcentre for more information.

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Bodo Archaeological Centre

Provost, Alberta

The Bodo Archaeological Center is located 35 km southeast of Provost, Alberta. It is one of Alberta's largest archaeological sites inhabited for over 5,000 years by Aboriginal bison hunters. The center is open daily from April 30th to August 31st and visitors can enjoy archaeology tours and camps.

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Travel Offers

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Mountain Moment Rail to Jasper

This 3-night independent trip includes return VIA Rail economy class seats from Edmonton to Jasper, accommodation, and 2 of the following activities; Jasper SkyTram elevation pass with breakfast, afternoon float trip on the Athabasca River, 1 hour driver-guided luxury motorcycle side car tour, Mount Edith Cavell hike, whitewater rafting excursion.

Expires: 2017-07-02
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Jasper Train Tours

Ride the steel rails! Travel from Jasper into B.C. and back again. Encounter wildlife and enjoy breathtaking views of the Rockies. Experience both the train and a small personalized sightseeing tour all in the same day. All aboard your Jasper Train Tour!

Expires: 2017-04-26
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Halfway Lodge Horseback Pack Trip - 5N/6D

On this 5-day Backcountry trip, you will view sky-piercing mountains stretched across the landscape. You’ll pass by the shimmering waters of the Bow River, travel along a historic pack trail and then ride up Allenby Pass, where jagged rock formations line the route.

Expires: 2017-06-13
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Tours

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Wood Buffalo Helicopters

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Wood Buffalo Helicopters is a full service helicopter charter company, with expertise in provide guided helicopter tours of the oilsands. We do standard 1, 1.5 & 2 hour tours, or we can customize an itinerary to meet your needs. We also provide general helicopter services.

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Deep Creek Outdoor Adventures

St. Albert, Alberta

Located in Alberta's Athabasca Country Deep Creek Outdoor Adventures offers guided fishing on the Athabasca River Calling Lake Rock Island Lake and North Wabasca. We also offer full- and half-day guided snowmobile ATV and jet boat wilderness tours. Deep Creek Outdoor Adventures is dedicated to making your outdoor adventure unforgettable.

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Maligne Adventures - Wildlife Tours

Jasper, Alberta
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Jasper National Park is well known for its abundant wildlife. Join our tour to learn the challenges of managing and protecting wildlife in the national park. This journey will take you to seasonal locations with the best opportunity to spot various animals such as elk, bears, moose, sheep and deer.

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Events

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Parks Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-07-15 to 2017-07-15 MST

Get back to nature this Parks Day at Elk Island National Park. With musical performances, children and adult alike will experience nature like never before. Try your hand at Learn To activities including fire building, pemmican making and canoeing! Come out to Elk Island National Park and experience the great Canadian tradition of a day at the park with your friends and family!

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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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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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