. The Canadian Rockies is yet another distinctive setting with its high plateau of high mountain tundra and rocky passes, providing a magnificent backdrop to every view ever changing throughout the day as sun and shadow move across the high hills. An immense land of diverse landscapes with countless surprises there is something for every imaginable taste to chill out! The bed and breakfast in Alberta Canada is excellent year round and in winter you’ll find some of the finest skiing in the world famous for its light, dry powder virgin snow, Alberta offers an unforgettable ski experience. In summer golf, river rafting, wind surfing, riding and hiking reign supreme!
Thousands of people fish in and around the Alberta Rockies area of Canmore, with spectacular scenery, fresh mountain air and a variety of pristine lakes, rivers and streams to choose from, it provides the perfect backdrop for anglers of all ages and abilities. Canmore also provides a world-class championship golf course complete with 600 ft of elevation changes that result in unusual and challenging holes. The spectacular natural features are surrounded by awe inspiring views and complimented by beautiful rockwork creating waterfalls, streams and ponds where some of the best fishing is found.
For adventure enthusiasts, the Hinton region offers horseback trips, quad excursions, dogsledding, helicopter sightseeing and hiking. See the black and grizzly bears, enjoy crystal clear panoramic lakes, majestic mountains, wide-open prairies and some perfect wilderness, with elks and moose for company.
Jasper, a mountain retreat with all the modern amenities of a city surrounded by breathtaking scenery and an abundance of wildlife. With its lakes and waterfalls, Jasper is well known for its outdoor activities as well as being a winter ski wonderland, home to the world's finest skiing as you immerse yourself in awesome and magical runs. Within Jasper National Park, Canada’s largest mountain park, you’ll also find a variety of activities including golfing, rafting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hot springs bathing. Drive through the park and pick up the Icefields Parkway from the Trans Canada Highway, ranked as one of the most scenic drives in the world. Commanding majestic scenery, stretching between Jasper and Lake Louise, this road winds through a panorama of snow-domed peaks, hanging glaciers, waterfalls and canyons. You can ride the massive 1000-feet-thick and unforgettable Athabasca Glacier aboard a snow-coach and learn about crevasses, seracs and glacial features. Among the scenic must-see are the Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls and Maligne Lake Canyon, Alberta’s deepest canyon or take a cruise to Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sights in the Canadian Rockies.
Scenic grandeur! The much visited and photographed Lake Louise, an area of phenomenal natural beauty, its cold turquoise waters are a perfect natural mirror reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snow-capped mountain ranges and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view. Hiking trails are open year-round, offering a unique experience with natural beauty and a great variety of flora and fauna. Lake Louise is a year round destination, with world-class skiing, dog sledding and canyon walks in winter and hiking, canoeing and fishing to name but a few n the summer. Enjoy magnificent Lake Louise, where beautiful pine clad slopes form the shoreline and snow-capped peaks are the backdrop. The scenery is so splendid it’s breathtaking. Stay in splendid bed and breakfast in Alberta Canada and breathe the clean, fresh air of this vast and beautiful countryside.
Visit beautiful Banff to view even more of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Every bend in the road will take you to another impressive natural sight. Banff National Park is Canada’s first and most famous park, a year-round protected wilderness area of rugged alpine beauty. Famed for its hot springs and considered one of the world’s best ski areas. It offers a plethora of shops, restaurants and pubs. Deeper into the park is Lake Louise, set against the backdrop of Victoria Glacier offering trails for walking and horseback riding. Banff’s splendour includes cruises to Devil’s Gap, Cave and Basin Hot Springs, not forgetting Sulphur Mountain Gondola, purveying an excellent opportunity to see panoramic views of what this park has to offer, ride to the top for an exhilarating 7,500 feet for an unobstructed 360° view of the most spectacular mountain scenery surroundings of uninterrupted views you will ever witness! Banff is now 2,564 sq miles of incredibly dramatic mountain landscape, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Imagine golfing in Banff surrounded by nature's most spectacular landscape. With a breathtaking view in every direction you'll be challenged to concentrate on the game and not on the setting around you.
The Hoodoos, geologic treasures of Banff National Park are not to be missed, these strange, isolated pillars of spiral rock overlooking the ice blue waters of the Bow River just minutes outside of Banff. Enter the Alberta Badlands at Horseshoe Canyon and begin an exciting search for dinosaur tracks at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology with a two-tour exploration. Venture back out into the Badlands to Horsethief Canyon and cross the Red Deer River via the Bleriot Ferry. Your journey through history continues with an exploration of the unique Hoodoo geological formations and the historic, Rosedale Suspension Bridge. It's the perfect spot for souvenir photos and one of the most picturesque spots in Banff National Park.
Calgary, the oil capital of Canada, standing at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is a lively, high tech, modern, city with its high-rise skyline spiced with Old West lore wonderfully demonstrated during the 10-day Calgary Stampede held every July, where cowboys from all over the world congregate for a festival of showmanship and daring that is quite unique, and renowned as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. The party atmosphere is infectious. Other city attractions include the Olympic Ski Jump and the Saddledome. With a vast range of activities for visitors right through the year Calgary offers a great time with Country and Western saloons and bars at the fore offering foot stompin’ live music. Hiking the official Gateway to The Cowboy Trail is full of geographic and historic gems, like Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump now a world heritage site on the fringes of Fort Macleod. Experience cowboys ropin’ cattle, small town rodeos, country fairs and rich ranchland. Witness a great diversity in wildlife and scenery, from deer and elk, these are the wild Rockies where the great bear, the grizzly still roams free. Perhaps you’ll prefer to wander through the Olympic Hall of Fame where you can watch an exciting Olympic film, experience hands-on fun in the discovery room and soak up the new exhibits on display. See up close the twists and turns of the Olympic Track where the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team made their Olympic debut. In the summer months you can enjoy the view of Calgary and the Canadian Rockies on a scenic ride to the base of the 90-metre ski jump tower. Visit the state-of-the-art training facility designed for bobsleigh, skeleton and luge athletes to practice their critical push start. You can take part as you slide feet first on the luge or head first on the skeleton at speeds up to 60 kilometeres, every hour down the Olympic Track where you can experience for yourself the high-speed thrills and spills.
Visit Sherwood Park, and Stony Plain or Alberta’s capital Edmonton, Canada’s most visited tourist destination, nestled between two of Canada's national parks. Nearby is Elk Island National Park, a verdant nature preserve that is home to abundant wildlife. Renowned for its wildlife and bird watching opportunities, open year round Elk Island is home to over 40 species of mammals, including over 1,000 plains and wood bison, elk, moose, deer, beaver, and coyote. Watch out for the rare trumpeter swan, one of the 250 species of birds in the area. With over 100 km of nature trails, perfect for bird watching, you’ll also find marvellous bed and breakfast in Alberta Canada, a good base to enjoy the huge variety of outdoor activities and where you can indulge in sightseeing, hiking or cross-country skiing, fishing, river rafting and canoeing, or, if you have time, play a round of golf at the nine-hole Elk Island National Park Golf Course.
If you’re in search of something different, then make a detour to Alberta North and head east on Highway 36 where you’ll discover the world’s only UFO landing pad, constructed in 1967 as a Canadian Centennial project. The landing pad site also houses a time capsule that will be opened in 2067.
Why not take an unforgettable vacation and stay in Alberta Central in the beautiful towns of Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Cold Lake, Wainwright and Westlock, where you’ll find wide river valleys and sparsely populated wilderness regions with spectacular scenery. Or journey to the south visiting a chain of attractive little towns and villages that dot the countryside, from Arrowwood, Drumheller, Dunmore, Lethbridge to Nanton all making good bases to discover the wide choice of walking, winter snow-sports, water-sports and golf, plus a range of attractions which includes some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Enjoy the freedom of the big open spaces, stay in superb and cosy bed and breakfast in Alberta Canada and let your spirit of adventure guide you to a truly unique family vacation experience!