Nature & Wildlife

Those who wander in Alberta’s great outdoors discover a place of beauty and magic. Gaze at constellations and observe the northern lights dancing across the night in the world’s largest dark sky preserves. Watch elk and deer grazing in the meadow at dusk.  Ride a gondola up an alpine valley and watch for grizzly bears far below. Ride an Ice Explorer to stand atop an ancient glacier. Step out onto a cliff side viewing platform for a stunning view of the alpine valley beneath you.
CANMORE CAVE TOURS LAUNCHES 'SOLITUDE'

CANMORE CAVE TOURS LAUNCHES 'SOLITUDE'

Limitless caving experiences are now a reality, with ‘Solitude’. Six hours, one expert guide, one cave in Canmore, and an open invitation to let your imagination run wild.  Solitude, the latest cave experience offered by Canmore Cave Tours, is designed for those seeking to build their very own underground exploration of Rat’s Nest Cave – and the options are endless.    


Plains Bison Return to Banff National Park

Plains Bison Return to Banff National Park

Parks Canada has announced that on February 1, 2017,  16 bison were successfully translocated to the Panther Valley in Banff National Park. Absent from the Banff wilderness for more than a century, this historic homecoming is an important celebration of the environment and culture of Canada’s first national park and a momentous way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. 


Wildlife Sightings and Spring Babies

Wildlife Sightings and Spring Babies

We’re quickly approaching that time of year when young offspring emerge from their dens. Celebrate this season of renewal and spot some adorable babies during these wildlife experiences around Alberta.
 


Alberta's Secret Season

Alberta's Secret Season

March and April is prime time for powder hounds. When other resorts are wrapping up their ski season, Alberta’s resorts are lapping it up: up to 50 cm (1.6 feet) of snow on top of a base typically at 200 cm (6.5 feet). Here are some ways you can enjoy the snow besides skiing and snowboarding:


Banff, Alberta Recognized as Best of the World Destination in 2017 by National Geographic Traveler

Banff, Alberta Recognized as Best of the World Destination in 2017 by National Geographic Traveler

Banff, Alberta has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list which highlights 21 must-see places to visit in 2017.


Dig Into the Prehistoric Past

Dig Into the Prehistoric Past

More than 40 species of dinosaurs roamed Alberta 75 million years ago. Very few places on earth showcase the remains of so many species and complete dinosaur skeletons.


Super Natural Star Gazing

Super Natural Star Gazing

Home to two of the world’s two largest dark sky preserves Alberta offers prime viewing of the northern lights. 


Cycle The Roads of the Real Rockies in 2nd Annual Endurance Race

Cycle The Roads of the Real Rockies in 2nd Annual Endurance Race

Venture Beyond in the GranFondo Jasper this spring.


Take The Plunge This Summer with Rocky Mountain Canyoning

Take The Plunge This Summer with Rocky Mountain Canyoning

Think you’ve seen it all in Jasper? Think again!


Rocky Mountaineer Announces Partnership with Stadler to Engineer Completely new Railcars for the First Time in More than a Decade


 

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