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May 18, 2024

Alberta Holidays, Vacations, Sightseeing and Attractions

Fun holidays with the kids in Alberta. Attractions and tourism in Alberta. Travel, Holidays, Vacations, Sightseeing, Tours, Excursions, Provincial Parks, National Parks.

Alberta Holidays and Vacations, Attractions, Tourism & Sight Seeing

For Alberta Stat Holidays, see our Alberta Events calendar.

  • Alberta's Lakeland - is a spectacular mosaic of boreal mixed forests, sparkling lakes and sand beaches, marshy wetlands and prairie landscape. Alberta's Lakeland begins 1 hour north east of Edmonton. Over 250 lakes with boating, fishing, water sports & world renowned bird watching.
  • Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions - exciting one day adventure on board a real steam powered train. Different themes, including murder mysteries, family, dinner theatre, seniors and teddy bear specials.
  • Alberta Provincial Parks - There are more than 500 sites covering 27,525 square kilometers in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. These preserve important ecological areas and provide places where people can enjoy and learn about Alberta's priceless natural heritage. Alberta contains a diversity of natural landscapes that few other places can match.
  • Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area - The Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area is a 4800 acre day use natural area located just south west of the city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The Conservation Area is dedicated to protecting habitat and providing space for native species of wildlife; offering conservation education programs

  • Banff National Park - In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.
  • Bow Habitat Station - Located on the bank of the Bow River in the heart of Calgary. Alberta's first "eco-park". Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery and Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland.

  • Calaway Park - Calgary, Alberta. Calaway Park offers a vast array of incredible rides, live stage shows, and special events. There are many attractions for fun seekers, families, and small children. Western Canada's Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park.
  • Calgary's Aero Space Museum - information about the dynamic aviation history of Canada.
  • Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Chinese Cultural Centre - explore a unique and fascinating culture. Chinese library, a cultural museum, a Chinese school, a multi-purpose hall/gymnasium.
  • Calgary Exhibition and Stampede - The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!
  • Calgary Parks & Recreation - Parks, arenas, golf courses, pools, leisure centres.
  • Calgary Science Centre - Interactive science displays and exhibits.
  • Calgary Tower - City of Calgary's most famous and identifiable physical landmark.
  • Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park.
  • Canada Olympic Park - site of the XV Olympic Winter Games.

  • David Thompson - The Explorer’s Trail. One of the most spectacular gateways to the Rockies is the lesser-known David Thompson Highway (Hwy11 on maps).
  • Discover Alberta - Alberta's grandeur and beauty are obvious from the moment of arrival. Rolling foothills, intimidating mountains and prehistoric hoodoos are a few of Alberta's more distinct natural landmarks.
  • Discover Banff - Information on Banff.
  • Discover Calgary - Information on Calgary.
  • Drumheller - Dinosaur Capital of Canada. In the Heart of the Canadian Badlands in Southern Alberta, the Drumheller Valley offers visitors a unique combination of spectacular scenery and interesting things to do. Rolling fields suddenly give way to steep, dry coulees ridged with the strata of hundreds of years of erosion by time, wind and water.

  • Fort Calgary Historic Park - Start your visit to Calgary at the city's birthplace. Fort Calgary is located just east of downtown Calgary on a 40-acre site. Open year-round, the Fort offers Calgarians and their guests fun, interactive exhibits, tours and school programs. The Deane House Restaurant serves lunch daily and features locally-influenced cuisine. 1888 Barracks, Interpretive Centre and Deane House.

  • Glenbow Museum - Western Canada's foremost centre of history and art.
  • Guzoo Animal Farm - Canada's largest private zoo. Licensed Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, 403 443-7463. Open to the public all year around every day! From 9 am until dark. Touch a tiger or lion, or deer, or bear. 6 km north of the Town of Three Hills (map to Guzoo).

  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump - Located 18 km north & west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada at a place where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the great plains, one of the world's oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump's known to exist -- Head-Smashed-In. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Head-Smashed-In has been used continuously by aboriginal peoples of the plains for more than 5,500 years.
  • Heritage Park- Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary Alberta is Canada's largest living historical village. Attractions include: Steam train, antique midway, living historical village, sternwheeler, catering, facility rentals, school programming, and more.

  • Kalyna Country Ecomuseum - a 15,000 square kilometer heritage district, just minutes from Edmonton.

  • Museum of the Regiments - Western Canada's largest military museum.

  • Nanton Air Museum
  • Naval Museum of Alberta - Fantastic collection of naval artifacts.
  • Nickle Arts Museum - to contribute to the education and overall benefit of both students and community at large

  • Red Deer - Visitor and Convention Bureau
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum - 35 complete dinosaur skeletons.

  • Spruce Meadows Equestrian Centre - world-class show jumping centre.

  • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village -  30 historic buildings including three churches of Eastern Byzantine Rite, a fully-functioning grain elevator, blacksmith shop and burdei (sod hut). 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Highway 16. The site is located 3 kms east of the entrance to Elk Island National Park. Google Maps   Photo Album

  • West Edmonton Mall - shopping centre, tourist attraction. Edmonton.
  • Whyte Museum - Museum of the Canadian Rockies
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