A trip to Alberta has the potential to be one of the most magical experiences of your life. Crammed with stunning lakes, majestic mountains, breath-taking national parks and historic ranches, it is little wonder that Alberta has a way of embedding itself into the very soul of visitors who come year here year in and year out. If you are planning a trip to Alberta, how can you make sure that is is one of the most amazing vacations of your life? Here comes a quick guide to point you in the right direction.
Know Which Season Will Be Right Up Your Street
Whilst Alberta is a great destination all year around, there are several months of the year that are rather special for the events that are held. For example, if visiting festivals is your cup of tea, July could be the perfect month for you. You will also be able to enjoy the Calagry Stampede and Edmonton’s Street Performers ; in fact, from July right through to September, Banff and Jasper’s trails have no snow, making them great locations for a host of hiking opportunities. Of course, for the winter-sports lovers, December through to February is all about having fun in the snow in the Rocky Mountains.
Indeed, taking a little time to understand the benefits that go with each season in Alberta will quickly help you to decide the ideal time for you to visit this special destination.
Do Not Miss The National Parks
Alberta has such an abundance of things to do and places to see, it may be easy for Banff and Jasper National Parks to fail to make your itinerary. If this happens, you will be missing out on a once in a lifetime experience.
These national parks are home to untamed and rugged wildness that is sure to make you feel alive. The skyline is graced with rugged mountains and gigantic glaciers, while waterfalls, enchanting lakes and bottomless canyons are just waiting to be discovered around every corner.
In fact, Banff National Park dates right back to 1885, making it the third oldest in the country. In 1985, both the Banff and Jasper National Parks became UNESCO World Heritage sites, after spending a day here you will soon see why!
While there are several very popular spots to visit in the Parks, such as Lake Louise and Miette Hot Springs, don’t forget to take the time to find one of the many quiet and tranquil spots in this vast and majestic landscape, it’s a great way to truly feel at one with nature.
Indeed, a trip to Alberta sure does have the potential to be epic. By deciding which season will be right up your street, as well as making sure that the Banff and Jasper National Parks have a well-deserved spot on your travel itinerary, you are already well on your way to having an amazing vacation that you will never forget!