Alberta, a province in western Canada, is known for its diverse landscape that makes it an ideal location for outdoor activities like skiing and hiking. Stand in awe before Red Deer River, which runs through deep gorges and prairies, in the province’s Badlands area; visit Dinosaur Provincial Park near Brooks, where flowers bloom in radiant colors and “bone beds” remind visitors that other creatures once ruled the earth; see Canada's oldest national park, Banff National Park, where glaciers and ice fields dominate.
Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, is known as “the festival city.” Get in on the action by visiting during Capital EX or the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. Calgary, Alberta’s largest city, hosts the Calgary Stampede each July—a celebration of the Wild West. Or step back to a different time and hop on a steam train out of Stettler, where you can experience the scenic prairies of the region.