“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

Welcome to Alberta

Alberta is home to the world famous Canadian Rocky Mountains. If you’re looking for BIG mountains, striking glaciers, and vibrant alpine lakes, you’ve come to the right place.

Alberta is mostly sought after for its outdoor destinations, however there are some big cities like Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer that you may want to take note of.

Calgary and Edmonton may be of particular interest. Calgary is home to the Stampede and the gateway airport (YYC) to the Rocky Mountains. Edmonton is home to North America’s largest mall which is 5.3 million square feet in size.

Rocky Mountain Destinations

Banff National Park

Banff is Canada’s oldest and most beautiful National Park. Here you’ll find epic mountains, great hiking trails, and beautiful lakes.

Plan a Trip to Banff.

Jasper National Park

Jasper is similar to Banff, but much less touristy and more “wild.” You’ll find bountiful wildlife here and hundreds of glaciers.

Plan a Trip to Jasper.

Kananaskis Country

Kananaskis is a 40 minute drive from Banff and is home to some of my favourite hiking & scrambling trails in the Rockies.

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton is a small National Park at the southern-most part of the Canadian Rockies. The town is quaint and one of the most exhilarating hiking trails in the world exits here; as rated by National Geographic. Plus you can find the best ice cream in the Rockies at Big Scoop in town.

Plan a Trip to Waterton.

Bighorn Wildland Provincial Park

You can find Ya Ha Tinda in Bighorn Wildland; a popular horseback riding destination. My time in Bighorn Wildland consisted of a multi-day hiking trip along the Red Deer River. Wild camping is permitted in this area, although it is quite remote so proper bear safety knowledge is required.

Unique Destinations in Alberta

Did you know Alberta has a “Badlands” landscape full of coulees, buttes, canyons, and unique rock formations? Here are the best places to take in Alberta’s badlands.


Drumheller is the “Dinosaur Capital of the World” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s located just 1.5hrs from the Calgary International Airport.

Plan a trip to Drumheller

Writing on Stone Provincial Park

Writing on Stone features a large collection of hoodoos and interesting rock formations.

Plan a trip to Writing on Stone

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