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Canada’s Wild Side awaits in Alberta.

Holidays in Alberta

Canada’s fourth-largest province and a haven for nature lovers, thrill-seekers, and sightseers alike, Alberta is renowned for its stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage. From the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the rolling prairies and shimmering lakes, Alberta offers an abundance of experiences for travellers seeking adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable memories. 

Whether you're exploring the stunning landscapes of Banff and Jasper National Parks, experiencing the excitement of the Calgary Stampede, or delving into Alberta's rich history at Dinosaur Provincial Park, a visit to this captivating province is sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

When is the best time to visit?: Alberta has a continental climate leading to four distinct seasons – spring, summer, fall, and winter - and more sunshine than any other Canadian province! Average daily temperatures range from -10.4oC in January to a summer peak of 23oC – perfect for skiing in the winter months and sightseeing and adventures in spring and fall.

Where is the best place to stay in Alberta?: You’ll be spoilt for choice of where to stay in Alberta, no matter your budget, from luxury hotels and apartments to small and friendly boutique hotels. If you’re looking for vibrant city life, Calgary and Edmonton are the two main metropolises. If you fancy the Canadian Rockies then Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper can’t fail to impress.

Travel guide

A land of beauty all year round, there’s a new experience waiting in Canada for everyone. 

  • Best time to visit: June-August & December-March
  • Average temp: 5°C/41°F
  • Average flight time: 9 Hours
  • Most suited for: Couples
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Time Difference: -7 Hours
Cowboys, Carnivals, and the Calgary Stampede

Cowboys, Carnivals, and the Calgary Stampede

A place where the Wild West meets contemporary Canadian Culture, Calgary is your gateway to the Canadian Rockies and home of the famous Calgary Stampede. Often referred to as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," this is the place to be if you’re looking for a taste of Alberta's vibrant Western culture. Held every July, this iconic event features rodeo competitions, chuckwagon races, live music, and carnival rides, attracting visitors from around the world. Experience the thrill of the rodeo, cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of this annual celebration of Western heritage.

Nature, Wildlife, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Nature, Wildlife, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

No visit to Alberta is complete without exploring the breathtaking beauty of its national parks, particularly Banff and Jasper. Home to turquoise lakes, rugged mountains, and iconic landmarks such as Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Maligne Canyon and the Columbia Icefield, these parks offer endless opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and outdoor adventure. See bears in their natural habitat, keep your eyes peeled for moose in the mountains, and witness soaring eagles riding thermal currents. Why not take a scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic routes in the world? 

Try Something New Amongst Breathtaking Views

Try Something New Amongst Breathtaking Views

Winters bring the excitement of dog sledding through Jasper National Park; playing pond hockey in Lake Louise; feeling the rush as you glide down snow-capped mountains and uncrowded slopes at Banff National Park’s world-class ski resorts; throttling up for fun on a snowmobile through thick forests and across frozen streams; and watching in wonder as the skies above Alberta come alive with the mesmerising spectacle of the Northern Lights! Looking for a winter break? Why not try something new in the stunning wintery lands of Alberta? 

Delve into Alberta’s rich history and culture

Delve into Alberta’s rich history and culture

From Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to Bar U Ranch National Historic Site and Rocky Mountain House Historic Site, there are plenty of places to become a time traveller in Alberta. Learn about Alberta’s inhabitants and natural environment at Edmonton’s Royal Alberta Museum or if you’re a music lover, discover 2,000+ musical items including one of Elton John’s pianos at Calgary’s Studio Bell: Home of the National Music Centre. But the history doesn’t stop there. Step back in time and discover Alberta's prehistoric past at Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Badlands of southern Alberta. Explore the otherworldly landscape on a fossil safari, and marvel at the impressive collection of dinosaur skeletons on display.

food and drink

Food & Drink

Alberta’s restaurants have something for every palate. Discover local bison, beef, and game meats like elk and deer on many a food-to-table menu; while indigenous chefs showcase their roots with innovative cuisine based on ancient traditions in towns and cities throughout the province. Iconic regional specialities not to be missed include Alberta Steak, Ginger Beef, Green Onion Cakes, Edmonton Donairs, Poutine, 100% Rye Whiskey, and a Caesar cocktail.


Average monthly temperature in Alberta (°C)

  • Jan -7°C
  • Feb -5°C
  • Mar -1°C
  • Apr 5°C
  • May 10°C
  • Jun 14°C
  • Jul 17°C
  • Aug 17°C
  • Sep 12°C
  • Oct 6°C
  • Nov -2°C
  • Dec -6°C
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