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Alberta tourist information with details about travel to and around Alberta. Where to stay and what to see is made easier with insider tips and hand-selected Alberta links, by dedicated editors and visitors to TravelNotes.org - The Online Guide to Travel.

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Background Information About Alberta

Capital City - City Guides The capital of Alberta is Edmonton.

Alberta Background Information

Alberta is located in western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, Northwest Territories to the north, and by the U.S. state of Montana to the south.

Government of Alberta:
Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. It was proclaimed a Province on September 1st, 1905.

Alberta City Guides

Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Jasper, Lake Louise.

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Book a Room Online Alberta Accommodation

Where to Stay in Alberta

Book Alberta hotels online to save yourself time and money.

Accommodation in Alberta

Alberta Hotels:
Find hotels in Alberta with special online rates.

Hotels in Calgary - Hotels in Edmonton.

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Excursions and Tours Alberta Attractions

What to See in Alberta

Alberta has five out of Canada's 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Alberta also has national parks and more than 300 provincial parks and recreation areas.

Unique attractions in Alberta include the world's largest pysanka (Easter egg) in Vegreville and a replica of Star Trek's 'Starship Enterprise' in Vulcan.

Alberta's National Parks

Banff National Park:
Canada's first national park is home to a variety of distinctive natural features and cultural and historical sites.

Elk Island national Park:
Elk Island National Park, east of Edmonton, is a great place to view prairie sunsets and roaming elk.

Jasper National Park:
Jasper National Park, west of Edmonton, is the largest and most northerly of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and has wonderful rugged scenery.

Waterton Lakes National Park:
In the south-west corner of Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park is home to Upper Waterton Lake, the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies.

Wood Buffalo National Park:
Wood Buffalo National Park. in the north-east corner of Alberta is Canada's largest national park and one of the largest in the world.

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Alberta Provincial Parks:
There are more than 500 sites covering 27,525 square kilometers in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. These preserve important ecological areas and provide places where people can enjoy and learn about Alberta's priceless natural heritage.

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What to See in Alberta

Alberta has five out of Canada's 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Alberta also has national parks and more than 300 provincial parks and recreation areas.

Unique attractions in Alberta include the world's largest pysanka (Easter egg) in Vegreville and a replica of Star Trek's 'Starship Enterprise' in Vulcan.

Travel Alberta:
Located in the heart of western Canada, the province of Alberta is bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff and Jasper, world-renowned resorts in the Canadian Rockies, offer luxurious accommodation and fine dining for visitors to Alberta.

Alberta's National Parks

Banff National Park:
Canada's first national park is home to a variety of distinctive natural features and cultural and historical sites.

Elk Island national Park:
Elk Island National Park, east of Edmonton, is a great place to view prairie sunsets and roaming elk.

Jasper National Park:
Jasper National Park, west of Edmonton, is the largest and most northerly of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and has wonderful rugged scenery.

Waterton Lakes National Park:
In the south-west corner of Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park is home to Upper Waterton Lake, the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies.

Wood Buffalo National Park:
Wood Buffalo National Park. in the north-east corner of Alberta is Canada's largest national park and one of the largest in the world.

Around Alberta

Alberta Provincial Parks:
There are more than 500 sites covering 27,525 square kilometers in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. These preserve important ecological areas and provide places where people can enjoy and learn about Alberta's priceless natural heritage.

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See The Sights - Favourite Tourist Attractions Alberta Tours

What to Do in Alberta

One of the best ways to get the most out of your visit to Alberta is to take an organised tour or two; especially when your time is limited and you want to see and do as much as possible in the popular destinations of Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Jasper, and Lake Louise.

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Getting Around Alberta Transportation

Getting To and Around Alberta

Alberta by Air

Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) are both served by Air Canada and other international airlines; with flights to and from various cities across North America and Europe.

There's also a flight from Calgary to Delhi, India, passing over the North Pole.

Calgary serves the prairie provinces, while Edmonton is better placed for regions in the Canadian North; like Grande Prairie and Yellowknife.

Regional Airlines:

North Cariboo Air:
Charter airline headquartered in Fort St. John (British Columbia), with bases in Calgary and Edmonton, and Fort Liard (Northwest Territories).

Northwestern Air Lease: (J3)
Headquartered in Fort Smith, the airline operates a scheduled service from the Northwest Territories to Calgary and Edmonton; with connections to Fort McMurray, Peace River and Red Deer.

Alberta by Road

Greyhound Canada goes almost everywhere, sometimes with stops in the middle of nowhere.

Red Arrow also serves Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lake Louise and Red Deer.

Alberta by Train

Although there is no rail service to Calgary, VIA Rail serves Edmonton from Vancouver, British Columbia and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Canadian, which travels to Vancouver from Toronto and crosses the region via Edmonton and Jasper, offers spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.

During the winter months, a Snow Train departs from Edmonton on Friday evening and makes the return trip from Jasper on Sunday night; ideal for a weekend of skiing.

The Skeena offers another side of the Rockies, departing from Jasper for Prince Rupert; on the Pacific coast, in British Columbia.

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Travel Notes Weather Centre Alberta Weather

View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in Alberta.

7-Day Weather Forecasts For Alberta

Calgary, Edmonton, Edson, High Level, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Peace River, Red Deer, Stony Plain.

Alberta Weather Videos

Calgary; Edmonton.

Weather in Neighbouring Provinces

British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.

Travel Guides and Maps

Alberta Travel Guides - Map of Alberta.

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Guide) Alberta itm r/v (r)

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