Southwest Alberta Travel Guide

Welcome to our Southwest Alberta Travel Guide!

Nature, Reserves, and Parks

If you are a nature lover, you’d love it here in Alberta. You can go visit the Athabasca Falls, Moraine Lake, Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, or Banff National Park. Jasper National Park is situated in the Canadian Rockies and is the largest one to visit there. The park has diverse flora and fauna and includes mountains, waterfalls, lakes, hot springs, and glaciers. You will have the chance to observe white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, caribou, and elks. Wildlife also includes wolverines, mountain lions, grey wolves, and hoary marmots. The Banff National Park is also located in Alberta, west of Calgary and includes alpine landscapes, coniferous forest, icefields, glaciers, and mountains. Wildlife is well-represented and includes mountain bluebird, American three-toed woodpecker, gray jay, golden and bald eagle, Columbian ground squirrels, and mountain goats. You can also go visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Maligne Lake, Canada Olympic Park, and Bow Falls.

Architecture, Museums, and Other Places of Interest

There are plenty of points of interest to go and see, including the Rutherford House, Royal Alberta Museum, Telus World of Science, Glenbow Museum, Alberta Legislature Building, and many others. The Royal Alberta Museum features collections and exhibits, including permanent exhibits that showcase fossils, minerals, rocks, artifacts and Aboriginal culture, and a lot more. Visitors are also offered the opportunity to watch great movies such as The Man From Laramie, The Wonderful Country, Seven Men From Now, The Far Country, and many others. The Alberta Aviation Museum is also a great place to visit if you are in Edmonton. You will have the chance to see many items on display, including Waco Model UIC cabin aircraft, Noorduyn Norseman MK V, Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck, Boeing 737-200, and many others.

What Else to See

There are other places of interest to visit in Alberta, whether visiting during a business trip, for leisure, family reunion, or anything else. For example, you can go visit the Prince’s Island Park, the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Commonwealth Stadium, Tunnel Mountain, Vermilion Lakes, Edmonton Valley Zoo, and many others. The Edmonton Valley Zoo is a great place to go if visiting Alberta with kids. You will have the chance to observe more than 350 different species and exhibits, including Birds of Prey, the Saito Center, the Elephant House and Exhibit, the Inner Zoo, and others. It is open 364 days and is the home to reptiles, mammals, birds, and amphibians, including black and white ruffed lemur, arctic fox, African pigmy hedgehog, Asian elephant, Guinea pig, and many others. The good news is that if visiting Alberta with kids, there is plenty to do, from shopping and dining out to visiting parks, recreational areas, and plenty more. There is plenty to do and see in Alberta – glaciers, skywalks, parks, historical buildings, museums, and a lot more.