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Hiking Summer Outdoor Activities

Alberta has thousands of kilometres of hiking trails, whatever your flavour. From easy to pro, there’s a hike to get you to your happy place: mountains, grasslands, badlands and forests. Where should we start? • Heli-hiking: Get to the top in seconds and start the hike on a high. With just a short helicopter flight, you'll see hidden alpine lakes and meadows. From there, the guided hike can be as chill or adventurous as you’d like. • Winter hiking: Snowy trails transform Alberta’s best hikes into sparkling new terrain in the winter. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and let the frosty air urge you up to the next frozen waterfall.

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Trails

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Alder Trail

Bragg Creek, Alberta

The Alder Trail is a short, easy, 1.6 KM (1 mile) loop which begins on the other side (south and east) of Hwy 758 connecting Bragg Creek to the Elbow Falls Trail (Hwy 66) into the Elbow Valley component of Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada. Highway 758 can be busy and traffic is unlikely to stop. Caution is expedient. Children need extra attention for crossing. An underpass would be sensible. This hike is an interpretive trail along a circular loop very suitable for beginning, elderly or casual hikers.

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North Loop

Fitzgerald, Alberta

This gentle climbing trail takes you to the top of an escarpment. Points of interest along the way include sinkholes, the Keg River geological formation, fossil outcrops, and a scenic view of Salt Pan Lake. Look for salt-tolerant plants such as red samphire and seaside plantain along the edges of this shallow salty lake. An interpretive trail guide is available at the park Visitor Reception Centre.

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Glacier Lake

Saskatchewan Crossing, Alberta

Free of snow early in the season, this rolling wooded trail takes you to a picturesque lake set below the peaks that were first seen by early European explorers.

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Canyons, Lakes and Wildlife Deal

Rugged beauty and wildlife in its natural element go hand in hand on his inspiring tour combination – Maligne Valley Adventure and Jasper Wildlife Tour.

Expires: 2018-10-15
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Abbott Pass Classic Alpine

This trip is perfect for intermediate alpine climbers looking for some of the most classic alpine climbs in the Canadian Rockies. Over two nights and three days starting from Lake O’Hara we will make our way up to the National Historic Site of the Abbott Pass Hut. Private dates available.

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Women's Intro to Backpacking

Want to try backcountry camping? Not sure what gear you need? Come try various tents, stoves, water filtration systems, and more. Learn how to go camping on your own. Everything is covered: how to pack lighter, navigation, dehydrated food, clothing, and animal safety.

Expires: 2018-08-19
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Tours

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Freeheelin' Adventures

Canmore, Alberta
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The world is yours to discover come explore the Canadian Rockies! Freeheelin' Adventures offers hiking snowshoe and nordic ski instruction all with an interpretive component. Join us for an adventure today! www.freeheelinadventures.com

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Tonquin Valley Adventures

Jasper, Alberta
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Ride horseback, hike or cross-country ski through the beautiful Tonquin Valley to this backcountry lodge on the shores of Amethyst Lake in the Canadian Rockies. Multi-day trips can be arranged.

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Ridgeline Guiding Services

Canmore, Alberta
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Based in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Ridgeline's professionally certified ACMG guides are happy to provide you with enjoyable mountain guided experiences for all skill levels. We offer private guided trips and training courses in the areas of: Rock, Ice, & Alpine Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Scrambling, Via Ferrata Tours, Rescue, Navigation, & more. Contact us today and lets start making memories tomorrow that last a lifetime!!

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Events

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Dinotour 2018

Brooks, Alberta
2018-08-03 to 2018-08-06 MST

Dinotour is a unique opportunity to discover Alberta's palaeontological treasures with Dr. Philip Currie, Dr. David Eberth, Dr. David Evans, Dr. Eva Koppelhus, Dr. Michael Ryan, and Darren Tanke. On this 4-day family-oriented tour August 3-6, 2018, guests will learn about dinosaurs that inhabited Alberta and explore the sites associated with major discoveries. Seniors, adults and families with children as young as 10 years old are all welcome. Enjoy hiking in the badlands to search for fossils. The tour includes 3 nights accommodation and admissions. Contact Dinotour@DinosaurResearch.com for more information.

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Come By the Hills Music Festival

Wainwright, Alberta
2018-08-17 to 2018-08-18 MST

The Come By the Hills Music Festival is a unique, family friendly festival that features a wide variety of talented and award-winning artists under an amazing prairie sky. Located at the picturesque Mistahiya Retreat Centre between Vermilion and Wainwright, this former ski hill is the perfect venue to experience live music in a relaxed and friendly environment. This festival offers all the amenities of larger folk festivals, such as on-site camping, food vendors, beer/beverage tent, and top quality talent, but without the high ticket prices or long lines. The event organizers are committed to creating an intimate, laid back environment that showcases folk and country performers that shine under the open skies. The festival features a covered seating area, so attendees are comfortable no matter what the weather might bring. Day and weekend passes go on sale annually on May 15th and are available online.

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Parks Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-07-21 to 2018-07-21 MST

Celebrate the outdoors by learning new ways to explore and create memories at Elk Island National Park. Exploring by canoe, camping under star-filled skies, and outdoor living are all traditions that have been part of Canada’s legacy. Come embrace these timeless traditions by learning how to navigate a canoe or gain outdoor adventure skills at a “Learn to Camp” workshop. Top it all off by bringing a picnic to share with your family and friends as live music by local artists fills the air with festive spirit.

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