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    Welcome to Alberta

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    Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscapes and experiences. Situated in the heart of western Canada, Alberta is bordered on the west by the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains.

    Our international gateway cities of Edmonton and Calgary offer an unparalleled urban experience—luxury accommodations, fine dining, endless shopping and a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The Rockies and our national parks are only hours away.

    A winter adventure in Alberta is a must in your travel plans. Our legendary, airy powder is revered by skiers and snowboarders worldwide, as are our Canadian Rockies resorts. Dog sledding, Northern Lights viewing and train travel through Alberta’s winter wonderland are just a few of the adventures in store. 

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    Winter in Alberta looks just like a scene from a winter wonderland greeting card, filled with the snow-capped Canadian Rocky Mountains. Get into the festive spirit with Christmas in November in Jasper. Get started early with Christmas in the Rockies in Banff. Watch the ice sculptors bring their creations to life. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride and follow the sweet songs of the Castle Carolers. Warm up by a roaring fireplace in an authentic lodge. Indulge the magic of Winter in Alberta

    Ice Skating

    No Alberta winter experience is complete without ice skating. Lace up your skates and join the fun on Edmonton’s outdoor rinks or indoors at the Ice Palace at West Edmonton Mall. Or rent skates in Banff and glide your way across frozen Lake Louise amid dramatic Canadian Rocky Mountain views—considered by many the most spectacular natural skating rink on earth. In Calgary, show off your speed at the Olympic Oval, the fastest ice in the world, or any of Calgary’s outdoor rinks

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    Spa and Wellness

    Get pampered amid the peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains or at a world-class urban day spa. Soak in the healing waters of the mineral pools at the Banff Upper Hot Springs or indulge in an alpine-inspired beauty spa treatment and a relaxing couples’ massage. Rejuvenate your mind and body in a serene and luxurious setting so you emerge fully revitalized and ready to discover another Alberta adventure.

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    Sleigh Rides

    Few things are as romantic as a horse-drawn sleigh ride during an Alberta winter. Curl up under a cozy blanket with your special someone, sip hot cocoa, and take in the Canadian Rocky Mountain vistas. Listen to the clip-clop of the horses as you glide along the shore of Lake Louise or over snowy mountain meadows near Banff. It’s also a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and take in the scenery with friends and family.

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    Food & Dining

    After working up an appetite in the fresh winter air, treat yourself to first-rate Alberta cuisine. Warm up by a cozy fireplace as you sample renowned Alberta beef. Try a juicy bison burger or elk sausage. Discover the secrets of Saskatoon berries. Fine dining is close at hand in Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton. In every corner of Alberta top chefs showcase local and sustainable ingredients. Fuel up for another day of exploration.

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    Albertans love outdoor events, whether it’s summer or winter. In fact, winter plays host to some of Alberta’s finest festivals such as Edmonton’s Ice on Whyte, featuring amazing ice carving and the Silver Skate Festival. In the Rockies, enjoy Banff Snowdays and Jasper in January. Calgary events include the Calgary Winter Festival and Fort Calgary’s Winterfest Carnival. You can always make your own even with a skating or tobogganing party, or take in an NHL hockey game with the Calgary Flames or the Edmonton Oilers!

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