Alberta is the fourth most populous province in western Canada. It is bordered by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north and the American state of Montana to the south. Those who do not yet know the province, can start planning with a beautiful trip with the 6 main tourist attractions that we selected for this edition. More information about the province of Alberta can be found on the website: https://albertatourism.com
The Canadian Rockies, made up of shale and limestone, are the easternmost part of the Canadian Mountain Range, the collective name for the mountains of western Canada. They are part of the American Cordillera, an essentially continuous sequence of mountain ranges that runs all the way from Alaska to the tip of South America. The Cordillera, in turn, is the eastern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire that runs through all the way from the Pacific Ocean. Much of the area is protected by national and provincial parks, many of which collectively constitute a World Heritage Site.
Lake Louise is the jewel of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, known for its turquoise hue. Surrounded by high peaks and overlooking an imposing castle, the lake reflects the mountains and the Victoria Glacier on the far bank. A stunning combination for perfect photos.https://www.banfflakelouise.com/lake-louise
JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, covering 11,000 km2. It is located north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia ice field, thermal springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains.
Official site: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/index.aspx
West Edmonton Mall is more than a shopping center. The huge complex has a water park, ice rink, mini-golf, aquarium with live shows, cinemas, and, of course, all kinds of shops and restaurants. The mall is a destination within Alberta, particularly in winter, where families can come to escape the cold and enjoy some fun indoors. Official site: http://www.wem.ca
Calgary is a modern and vibrant city that prides itself on its cowboy roots. This becomes more apparent during the city’s biggest event, the annual Calgary Stampede. This is a ten-day event, held in early July, that attracts rodeo participants from across North America. The city becomes the center of attention for all fans of the Wild West, with rodeo attractions, cultural exhibitions, country music, and a variety of other outdoor shows. http://www.calgarystampede.com/
The Calgary Tower is one of the main tourist attractions in the city. It offers the largest 360-degree observation area in the world. On clear days, there are impressive views of the mountains, and on any day, the glass floor offers a privileged view of the city. Sky 360 is a revolving restaurant located at an altitude of 155 meters and directly above is Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Official website: http: // www.calgarytower.com/