Nature enthusiasts have long daydreamed of the lofty snow-capped peaks, mesmerizing blue-green lakes, massive glaciers and abundant wildlife of Alberta’s two oldest national parks: Jasper and Banff. Both are easily accessed and make for seamless entrée into what, for many, will be the truest wilderness they’ve ever experienced.
Your private, customized Alberta vacation will encompass as much adventure as you want to pack in throughout the Canadian Rockies, while sprinkling in cosmopolitan Calgary, home to the renowned Calgary Stampede, and Edmonton, the ultimate winter town with the ice castles to prove it.
Within this one province, there are five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and four national parks, so there’s certainly no shortage of beauty to behold. In the southern region of Waterton, savor mountain views from a crystalline lake or hike to picturesque Carthew-Alderson falls. In the east, marvel at the prehistoric fossils and dinosaur replicas in Drumheller’s Royal Tyrrell Museum. Throughout the vast plains of the north, keep your eyes trained on the horizon for glimpses of free-roaming bison, elk and moose.
A Canada family vacation gives one a place to roam, a place to reflect and a place to experience some of our planet’s most rare and rugged treasures.