Alberta Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Alberta

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Icefields Parkway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 158 Reviews

Every twist and turn of the spectacular 143-mile (230-kilometer) Icefields Parkway reveals cloud-piercing peaks, valley-carving glaciers, teal lakes, and ...  Read more

Athabasca Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 86 Reviews

Part of the vast Columbia Icefield that straddles the border between Alberta’s Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Athabasca Glacier—a huge swath of moving ...  Read more

Calgary Zoo

Possibly the city’s most popular attraction, Calgary Zoo has been caring for animals and animal lovers since 1929. Canada’s second largest zoo is home to ...  Read more

Fort Calgary Historic Park

Visit the spot where Calgary was born at Fort Calgary, and explore the city’s formative years from 1875 to 1914. A wooden fort was built here by the North ...  Read more

Banff Lake Louise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 416 Reviews

The turquoise jewel of the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise sits nestled between glaciers, beckoning visitors with its mirror-like waters, serene setting, and ...  Read more

Rocky Mountains

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 393 Reviews

Alberta’s stunning Rocky Mountains are one of the biggest attractions in the province. Protected by Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Canadian Rockies run ...  Read more

Kicking Horse River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 260 Reviews

Kicking Horse River flows through the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, from its source in Lake Wapta, south-west to the Columbia River and the town of ...  Read more

Columbia Icefield

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 143 Reviews

A spectacular remnant from the ice age, the Columbia Icefield is the largest icefield in the Canadian Rockies. More than 30 glaciers make up the icefield, ...  Read more

Moraine Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

Hemmed in by the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park’s glacier-fed Moraine Lake is renowned for its bright blue-green waters. The surreally ...  Read more

Takakkaw Falls

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Measuring 1,259 feet from its base, Takakkaw Falls is one of Canada’s highest waterfalls. Based in Yoho National Park and declared a National Historical Site ...  Read more

Spirit Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Situated in Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, Spirit Island is—for most of the year, at least—not actually an island at all, but rather a pint-sized ...  Read more

Victoria Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Named after Queen Victoria in 1897, Victoria Glacier created the iconic Lake Louise over 10,000 years ago and continues to feed the lake with the glacial ...  Read more

Canada Olympic Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Ski down true Olympics-standard ski runs and ride a bobsled on an actual Winter Games track at Canada Olympic Park, the main focus for events during the ...  Read more

Peyto Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Peyto Lake is blue—really blue. Because of its proximity to nearby glaciers, large amounts of glacier flour flow into the lake each summer, and these ...  Read more

Maligne Canyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

A natural geological feature measuring more than 160 feet high (50 meters), Maligne Canyon is one of the deepest river canyons in the Canadian Rockies and a ...  Read more

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