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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

Riding with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Jeanne Barsanti Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Six days in the saddle with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies turned out to be a dream vacation for Jeanne Barsanti from Georgia U.S.A. Joined by five friends, she ventured out to Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Pakowki Lake Bird Sanctuary

Etzikom, Alberta

The lake is 25 km east-southeast of the town of Foremost. Road access surrounds the lake but actual access to the shore is mostly not possible. This large lake is an intermittent freshwater lake and sand dune-wetland complex. There are extensive bulrush marshes and areas of open water. Pakowki Lake is significant for great congregations of waterfowl and shorebirds.

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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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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Lethbridge, Alberta
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The Helen Schuler Nature Centre offers people a chance to experience nature first-hand. Open year-round the Centre is a unique urban escape within minutes of downtown Lethbridge! We offer interactive exhibits and a wide variety of public programs for people of all ages.

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Travel Offers

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Wildlife Tour + Chairlift + Lake Cruise

Take a guided safari to see local wildlife, cruise down majestic Lake Minnewanka, and ride a chairlift high above Banff with this amazing package.

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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.

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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.

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Tours

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Horse Trekking Adventures

Fairview, Alberta

We take you on an adventure that involves horses in some way. In the summer time we enjoy trail rides at our family ranch we also can go into the rocky mountains. In winter time we wrap up warm and go sleigh riding. We offer more than a trail ride!

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Fall in the Canadian Rockies Photo Tour

Banff, Alberta

The Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful photography destinations and the late summer/early autumn is a precious time of year. This 8 day (7 night) tour focuses on the Canadian Rockies incredible landscapes, stunning waterfalls, marvellous canyons and colossal glaciers. Join award winning blogger Marta Kulesza and award winning photographer Jack Bolshaw on their 8 day photography tour around the Canadian Rockies. The 8 day (7 night) photography tour will be focused on 3 major destinations. Canmore, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The 10 available spots are open to all levels of photographers.

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Highlight Adventure Tours

Sundre, Alberta

Escape and experience authentic cultural and natural adventures that are the highlight of your vacation! Highlight Adventures believes that the natural and human heritage of the world should be experienced and shared. Let us provide you with a lifetime of memories and experiences. From trail riding or rafting adventures, to day trips to secluded animal sanctuaries and living historic villages and saloons, we make the booking process easy and enjoyable. For your convenience, all of our packages are always inclusive of all taxes, admissions and scheduled meals. Pay one fee and have no worries. Call today to plan your adventure.

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Events

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Water Valley Celtic / Folk Festival

Water Valley, Alberta
2017-06-24 to 2017-06-24 MST

Water Valley will hold the 19th. annual Celtic / Folk Festival on June 24th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. with over 200 musician performing in nine venues in weather protected sites. Family friendly event with artisans, food trucks, and a beer tent. For more information check the Water Valley Celtic Festival online.

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Canada Day Family Fun

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-07-01 to 2017-07-01 MST

Celebrate Canada’s 150th this July 1. There is no better way to celebrate our heritage as Canadians than visiting your nearest national park: Elk Island! Join us for a multicultural celebration of our nation’s birthday!

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2nd annual youth appreciation day

Hinton, Alberta
2017-07-09 to 2017-07-09 MST

July 9th - Hinton Rafting 2nd Annual Youth Rafting Day. Your children will love this fun filled summer adventure!! This day is all about youth getting outside and enjoying the outdoors! We will be spending the day with games and activities catered to youth while learning about the surrounding area with our trained and knowledgeable guides. There will be lots of splash wars and smiles during this one of a kind tour. Youth between 7-14 years of age are welcome. The tour will be 4.5 hours in duration. Please call for more information and to register your child.

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