Southern Alberta, Canada Adventure Travel

Alberta Travel & Adventure Guide

Canadian Badlands and Grasslands

Southern Alberta, Canada communities are surrounded by a vast and diverse eco system, a good selection of historic sites, provincial and national parks and a network of lakes, reservoirs, canals, wetlands and rivers. There are high mountain peaks, lush forests and alpine lakes to the west. Prairie grasslands, red rock cliffs, river valleys and the coulees and hoodoos of the Canadian Badlands to the east.


Attractions, Adventures, Things To Do in Southern Alberta

Activities and attractions most enjoyed in and around Southern Alberta includes fishing, golfing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, birdwatching (birding), dirt biking, off roading, boating, sailing, picnicking, sightsee touring, water skiing, river rafting, tubing, rock climbing, horseback riding, SUP, spa experiences, camping and xc skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, bob sledding, and luge.

Parks, Trails, & Places to Explore in Southern Alberta, Canada

A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations located in and around Southern Alberta includes Dinosaur Provincial Park (Brooks); Ghost Reservoir Lake (Cochrane); Bow River Pathway and the Prince's Island Park (Calgary); Crowsnest Provincial Park (Crowsnest Pass); River Valley Wilderness Park (Fort MacLoed); Horsethief Canyon (Drumheller); Frank Lake Conservation Area (High River); Writing on Stone Provincial Park (Lethbridge); Strathcona Island Park (Medicine Hat); and the Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Accommodations, Services and Transportation in Southern Alberta

Travel services vary per region, please refer to individual communities for available services. Travel services and amenities important to travelers in Southern Alberta includes accommodations (hotels, resorts, inns, bed and breakfast, motel, cottages, vacation homes, hostels), campgrounds, tours, guides, gift stores, gas station, laundromat, retail shops, bank, liquor store, pub, restaurants, grocery stores and transportation services including bus, charter floatplanes, airlines, and water taxi.

Southern Alberta Natural Attractions, Art, Historical Sites, & Culture

The most visited natural sightseeing attractions, historical sites and cultural venues in and around Southern Alberta includes Brooks Aqueduct; Cochrane Ranche Historic Site; Fort Calgary and Blackfoot Crossing (Calgary); Leitch Collieries (Crowsnest Pass); Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO Heritage Site (Fort MacLoed); Frank Lake Conservation Area (Drumheller); Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden (Lethbridge); Strathcona Island Park (Medicine Hat); Erratic Rock (Okotoks); and the TrekCetera Star Trek Museum (Vulcan).

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Communities of Southern Alberta

Alberta Park Adventures

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