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11 THINGS TO DO IN ALBERTA (SEPTEMBER 03 - SEPTEMBER 12)

Rocky Mountaineer Train

Rocky Mountaineer Train

April–October • activity

This is more than just a train!

Blood-Shooting Lizards

Blood-Shooting Lizards

March–November • nature

Usually, it protects itself by the means of camouflage, but when business is serious, it puffs up to double-size and shoots blood from its eyes

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

late June–early October • nature

It's not a 20 dollar view, it's a million dollar view!

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

September–April • nature

National parks are an ideal place to view aurora borealis

Alberta Highway 40

Alberta Highway 40

mid-June–November • activity

One of the greatest and wildest drives in Canada

The Great Divide Trail

The Great Divide Trail

July–mid-September • activity

This great corridor along the Canadian Rocky Mountains divides two of Canada's provinces

Hoodoos of Drumheller Valley

Hoodoos of Drumheller Valley

late June–early September • activity

This icon of the Alberta badlands is among the most photographed sites in Canada

Parker Ridge Trail

Parker Ridge Trail

June–October • activity

A scenic route at Columbia Icefield area, the largest icefield south of the Arctic Circle

Mount Indefatigable

Mount Indefatigable

June–September • activity

A great overlook of the scenic Kananaskis Country in Alberta

Big Beehive

Big Beehive

June–September • activity

A much photographed mountain in Banff National Park

Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway

June–September (all year round) • activity

Drive through the wildest and most remote parts of Banff and Jasper National parks

21 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Ice Castles

Ice Castles

December–February • activity

One of the best ways to spend a winter day is to visit a magical ice castle

Snow Geese Spring Migration

Snow Geese Spring Migration

late February–March • nature

Millions of wild cries hover above the land as endless birds fly overhead—just to notify they're coming home

Skating on Lake Louise

Skating on Lake Louise

mid-December–mid-April • activity

Visit one of the world’s most incredible skating rinks

Edmonton Heritage Festival

Edmonton Heritage Festival

August 03–05, 2019 • event

See the whole world in one weekend without going outside of Edmonton

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

July 05–14, 2019 • event

Put your cowboy boots on and get ready for the greatest show in Canada's third largest city

Animethon

Animethon

August 09–11, 2019 • event

Visit Canada's longest-running anime convention, held since 1994

Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

January 17–27, 2019 • event

Canada's most scenic and beautiful ice festival

Banff Christmas Market

Banff Christmas Market

November 15–17, 2019 | November 22–24, 2019 • event

A cozy and magic weekend-long celebration

Edmonton Motorcycle Show

Edmonton Motorcycle Show

January 11–13, 2019 • event

The favorite get-together for riders and future riders

Ice on Whyte Festival

Ice on Whyte Festival

January 31–February 03, 2019 • event

One of world's best ice festival with a giant slide and an international carving competition

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

October 26–November 03, 2019 • event

Nine days filled with stories of remote journeys, expeditions, and adventures expressed in films, books, and photographs

Big Valley Jamboree

Big Valley Jamboree

August 01–04, 2019 • event

One of the largest country music festivals in North America

Make It

Make It

November 21–24, 2019 • event

Craftsmen fair features thousands of amazing handmade items

Edmonton Airshow

Edmonton Airshow

August 17–18, 2019 • event

Entertainment spectacle showcasing rich history and the evolution of Canadian aviation

Country Thunder Alberta

Country Thunder Alberta

August 16–18, 2019 • event

Summer country music festival with some big names and emerging musicians

GlobalFest

GlobalFest

August 15–24, 2019 • event

A dazzling fireworks festival and international competition

Chasing Summer Music Festival

Chasing Summer Music Festival

August 03–04, 2019 • event

The largest and most popular electronic dance music event in Calgary

Edmonton Marathon

Edmonton Marathon

August 17–18, 2019 • event

A popular race with easy flat-type course

Calgary International Beerfest

Calgary International Beerfest

May 01–02, 2020 • event

One of the largest beer festivals in Canada

Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

October 18–20, 2019 • event

The biggest and most popular tattoo show in Canada

Airdrie Festival of Lights

Airdrie Festival of Lights

December 01–31, 2018 • event

Western Canada’s biggest free, outdoor walk-through Christmas light display