Banff National Park
Established in 1885, it is Canada’s oldest national park and is located in the ruggedly wild Canadian Rockies. With trails, lakes, forests and mountains to keep you enthralled, Banff is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination.
Mountains in Banff National Park are 45 to 120 Million years old.
Banff was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
Tourism in Banff contributes an estimated Canadian $6 billion annually to the economy.
2. Heritage Park Historical Village
Heritage Park Historical Village first opened its gates on July 1, 1964.
Since opening its doors, the Park has grown into one of Calgary’s premier tourist attractions and one of North America’s largest and most successful living history museums.
Throughout the year, guests have the opportunity to interact with nearly 100 years of history.
Heritage Park’s exhibits span the early 1860s fur trade to the petroleum and automobile-dominated 1950s.
Canmore is the charming mountain town.
Founded in 1883 as a railway division point and mining town, Canmore today provides services for the entire Bow Valley, and is also recognized worldwide as one of North America's best outdoor recreational and adventure centers.
Once a hidden gem and underground alternative to popular Banff, the town of Canmore has become increasingly popular over the years and has expanded more and more as travelers start to take note and visit this fun place.
The area around Drumheller was once a tropical paradise full of flora and fauna, and dinosaurs flourished here.
Today Drumheller is a hot-spot for dinosaur tourism and the agriculture industry.
The community is known for its hospitality and sunny days.
It’s honestly one of the best places in Alberta to visit if you love natural history.
5. Lake Minnewanka
Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada.
It is an excellent place to go swimming, fishing, sailing and boating in the summer. Though, it’s just as beautiful to see in the winter, too.
It really is one of the best places in Alberta to see at any time of the year.