South 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.
High mountain peaks, lush forests and alpine lakes in the west... to prairie grasslands, red rock cliffs, river valleys and the coulees and hoodoos of the Canadian Badlands in the east.
Southern Alberta, whether you explore west or east, is very much cowboy country. Communities host rodeos and special events. There are farms and ranches located on the outskirts of almost every community.
There are many historical destinations that are protected by the province of Alberta and the communities. Pioneer settlements, archeological sites, wooden forts, battle sites, native villages, hunting grounds, wildlife sanctuaries and farming homesteads to name a few.
South Alberta is considered a premier archeological destination for studying and learning about dinosaurs. Throughout Southern Alberta there are dinosaur attractions and protected dig sites and parkland.