Category: Alberta

Northern Alberta Overview

Fort Chipewyan, on the western shore of Lake Athabasca, is Alberta’s oldest settled community. Book a campsite, and check out the Magnificent River Rats Festival, a major Canada Day celebration in Athabasca, where major music headliners perform annually to huge crowds. Fifty percent of Fort McMurray‘s population volunteers, more than double the national average. Fort Vermillion was first established during the fur trade in 1788 and was later moved to another location by the Hudson’s Bay Company. Wood Buffalo National Park, located at the very top of Northern Alberta, is Canada’s largest national park and one of the largest in […]

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Southern Alberta Overview

Check out the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston and enjoy your very own carriage ride! Brooks Alberta is a athlete’s sportsman’s paradise with ample opportunity for hunting and fishing. Visit nearby Kinbrook Island Provincial Park, Alberta’s largest manmade lake, where water sports and fishing are among the most popular activities. Climb into the mouth of the world’s largest dinosaur (25 m/ 80 ft tall) in Drumheller for a unique view of the Drumheller valley! Medicine Hat Alberta was named because of a battle between the Cree and Blackfoot Indians on the Alberta River. The Crees’ Medicine Man lost his headdress […]

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