Alberta is one of the most beautiful and diverse places on earth- a destination that is truly inspiring. Feel the excitement build as teams of sled dogs race across a frozen alpine lake, or envision yourself under sunny skies cruising through the famous dry powder of any of the six major mountain resorts.
Known as Canada's "Festival City," Edmonton always has something to celebrate, and hosts over 30 festivals annually. Edmonton is home to the largest convention facility in Western Canada and more than 1.3 million sq ft of convention space, city wide. While visiting, make sure the stop by the West Edmonton Mall, the size of a small city and home to more than 800 stores and services, plus more than 100 dining options! From Edmonton it's just a short trip to over 70 golf courses and a National Park.
Edmonton is dedicated to being a green city and will supply you with a free environmental impact measurement and sustainability report card through their FRESH meetings program.
Offering year round once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Take an exhilarating helicopter ride over the largest icefield south of the arctic circle, or mush a team of sled dogs through an old growth forest. There are plenty of summer activities to enjoy, including exploring the terrain, hiking to remote mountain passes, moose sightings, canoeing, cycling, dinosaur fossil digs, fishing, glacier tours, horse packing, and lots more.
Cold is cool in Alberta! Embrace nature's thick snowy blanket, grab your skis and snowboards, and head for the ski hills. You can visit multiple ski resorts, each with their own abundance of powdery fresh snow. Take an ice walk through a canyon iridescent with frozen waterfalls or try snowshoeing. End your day with a private sleigh ride or a viewing of the northern lights.