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Top things to do in Alberta

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Moraine Lake (Lake Louise)
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$111* and up
Ranked #1 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

Getting to Moraine Lake There are a number of ways to get to Moraine Lake but if you don't have a car you will need to take a tour company or, better yet, the Greyhound bus. There... more »

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Ranked #2 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Canmore Cave Tours operates year-round tours in Rat's Nest Cave, near Canmore, Alberta, Canada. For those seeking as much... more » Owner description: Canmore Cave Tours operates year-round tours in Rat's Nest Cave, near Canmore, Alberta, Canada. For those seeking as much excitement as possible, including squeezes, rappels, and other adrenaline-inducing activities we offer a 6-hour "Adventure Tour". For those just looking to sample what the cave has to offer, or those with less time, we offer a 4.5 hour "Explorer Tour". We can offer these tours year-round, in any weather because the cave is a constant 5 degrees Celsius, a comfortable temperature any time of the year. « less
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Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller)
Ranked #3 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: ; Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Since 1985, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has presented the fascinating evolution of dinosaurs through it's collection of dozens... more » Owner description: Since 1985, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has presented the fascinating evolution of dinosaurs through it's collection of dozens of skeletons and hundreds of fossils. « less
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Peyto Lake (Lake Louise)
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$185* and up
Ranked #4 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Icefields Parkway (Banff National Park)
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$185* and up
Ranked #5 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Scenic Drives
Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
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Mt. Edith Cavell (Jasper National Park)
Ranked #6 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Geologic Formations; Mountains; Nature and Parks

Mt. Edith Cavell is a major peak in the Rockies near Jasper. Accessibl... Hwy 93A, the Mt. Edith Cavell Road leads to many popular hiking routes, such as the Tonquin Valley and... more »

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Ranked #7 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs regarding wolves and wolfdogs in order to foster a... more » Owner description: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs regarding wolves and wolfdogs in order to foster a greater understanding of the importance of preserving wild wolves in the natural environment, as well as providing rescue and safe sanctuary to wolfdogs that have been neglected, abandoned, or otherwise displaced. We provide visitors with a unique opportunity to interact with our wolfdogs and learn all about them. « less
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Spruce Meadows (Calgary)
Ranked #8 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Equestrian Trails; Sports Complexes
Owner description: Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the... more » Owner description: Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. It was in 1976 that the first Spruce Tournaments were held, with annual spectator attendances reaching over 50,000 by the end of the decade. Today, Spruce Meadows boasts one of the greatest outdoor equestrian venues in the world and offers an incredible experience for riders and fans alike. Spruce Meadows focuses on the organization and hosting of show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes in a manner that reflects basic family values in a clean, green and welcoming environment that celebrates the horse and encourages the breeding and training of quality sport horses and the teaching and development of athletes. « less
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Ranked #9 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Hiking Trails
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$162* and up
Ranked #10 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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Ranked #11 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Scenic Drives
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Maligne Canyon (Jasper)
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$51* and up
Ranked #12 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Canyons; Hiking Trails
A scenic limestone canyon with waterfalls and walking trails.
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Grassi Lakes (Canmore)
Ranked #13 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Lake Louise (Banff National Park)
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$185* and up
Ranked #14 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
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Johnston Canyon (Banff National Park)
Ranked #15 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks

Location Details:  Directions: 30 minute drive northwest of Banff on Trans Canada Hwy (watch for the signs)  Latitude / Longitude: 51.245695 / 115.841328  Hiking Details: Distance... more »

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$9* and up
Ranked #16 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Introduction Heritage Park Historical Village is designed to give visitors a taste of the past. Covering 127 acres of land next to Calgary's beautiful Glenmore Reservoir,  it is a... more »

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Ranked #17 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Located 18 km north & west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada at a location where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the... more » Owner description: Located 18 km north & west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada at a location where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, one of the world's oldest, largest, and best preserved buffalo jumps can be found. Head-Smashed-In - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - has been used continuously by aboriginal peoples of the plains nearly 6,000 years. « less
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Bow Lake (Banff National Park)
Ranked #18 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ice Walk (Jasper National Park)
Ranked #19 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Hiking Trails; Tours
Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield, since 1985.
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Ranked #20 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Nature and Parks
One of the largest urban wildernesses in the world, with over 54 miles of trails for hiking, biking and running.
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Ranked #21 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm... more » Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence. « less
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$87* and up
Ranked #22 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Trams; Transportation

The Banff Gondola takes visitors to the top of Sulphur Mountain for the most spectacular views and photo opportunities in Banff National Park. The ride is 8-10 minutes and... more »

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Ranked #23 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Cross-country Ski Areas
Created for the 1988 Winter Olympics, this ski area offers many expert trails.
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Sulphur Mountain (Banff National Park)
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$87* and up
Ranked #24 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Hike or ride to the top of this scenic mountain.
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Ranked #25 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ranked #26 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #27 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Biking Trails

Calgary has a very extensive system of pathways (multi-purpose) and bikeways (bicycles only). In 2007, a local CBC radio show named Calgary pathways as one of the "Seven Wonders... more »

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Ranked #28 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Boardwalk with handicap access. We saw 2 beavers in actionat dusk. Well worth a visit. Ask a local for directions.
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Red Rock Canyon (Waterton Lakes National Park)
Ranked #29 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Canyons; National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #30 of 786 attractions in Alberta
Category: Hiking Trails
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