You can’t just see Alberta, you have to hike and drive it, ski and sled it, raft and swim it, to really experience the thrills of this vast natural playground.

From the slopes of Banff in the Canadian Rockies to the open prairies, Alberta, in Western Canada, makes you feel humble. Blessed with incredibly blue lakes, snowy mountains and dark forests, this province’s natural beauty keeps taking your breath away. The chance to spot bears, bison, moose and wolves is always there, adding to the excitement. Easy-going alpine towns such as Jasper and cosmopolitan cities like Calgary and Edmonton do the rest.