ALBERTA

Canada’s “Wild West", Alberta is the gateway to the Canadian Rockies, with national parks hidden in its snowy mountain peaks. Throughout the province there are resorts and lodges with the finest accommodations, restaurants, and numerous year round activities. Watch a rodeo at the Calgary Stampede in summer, listen to bull elk trumpet their mating call in fall, ski deep powder in winter and catch salmon and trout in the spring. Edmonton, the capital, features the largest shopping mall in North America. It also has many wonderful art galleries and museums to browse. Whether it’s trail riding at a dude ranch, golfing in the serene Parklands, camping by a sparkling lake, or relaxing in hot springs, Alberta provides travelers the perfect blend of nature and culture.