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Alberta Holidays

An awe-inspiring landscape of big mountains & great lakes

Known for its incredible National Parks, sweeping landscapes of the Canadian Rockies and thrilling outdoor recreation, Alberta is a province for those wild at heart. Read more...

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Explore the Beauty of Alberta

Alberta holidays enjoy access to some of the finest escorted tours and outdoors culture anywhere in the world, with a host of amazing summer and winter activities all set against a backdrop of epic mountains, glacial lakes, eerie stone formations and endless forests.

From the fossil fields of Drumheller, where dinosaur hunters flock to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology to the distinct, prehistoric hoodoo landmarks and the world famous resorts of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, holidays to Alberta offer access to the vast range of attractions and activities. 

Explore Alberta

Alberta has five national parks and sixty provincial parks, making it the ideal location for wildlife viewing, hiking and pony-trekking. The Icefields Parkway Ridge Trail is a popular hiking destination offering spectacular views over the valley and mountain ranges. Whether you relax better on horseback; in a rubber boat with a paddle in your hand; a pair of binoculars hung around your neck; or swinging a golf club, holidays in Alberta really do offer something for everyone.

Touring in Alberta is absolutely the best way to get the most out of this wonderful province. It boasts some of Canada’s top cities and ski resorts including; Jasper, Jasper National Park, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Edmonton, Lake Louise. Northern Alberta is mostly covered by boreal forest and has a subarctic climate that makes it perfect for arctic escorted tours and wildlife viewing experiences. Holidays to Alberta also enjoy a rich cultural heritage based around the aboriginal peoples such as the Blackfoot tribes. The West Edmonton Shopping Mall is very popular and is reckoned to be the largest of its kind in North America. It has some 800 outlets under one roof and incredibly includes its own water park, cinema, sea life centre, ice rink and other indoor family attractions, all set within distinctly-styled zones.

When to go to Alberta

Climatic conditions can vary considerably in Alberta due to its size. Winters can see average temperatures in January of around -8°C in the south to a -24°C in the north. In summer, the average temperatures range from around 21°C in the Rocky Mountain valleys and far north to 27°C in the dry prairie of the southeast. Calgary sees average summer high temperatures of 22.9°C in July and winter lows of around -15°C.

Visiting Alberta

The beautiful Alberta landscape offers opportunities for a huge array of outdoor activities including; camping, hiking, pony-trekking, fishing, white water rafting, climbing, glacial tours and more. Organised tours have a wealth of sights to choose from including; glacier tours, sleigh rides, northern lights and viewing experiences.

The visitor centre at the evocatively named ‘Head-smashed-in Buffalo jump’ is a Unesco World Heritage archaeological site that traces the effective hunting techniques of the aboriginal people, who used the high cliffs to drive herds of buffalo over for more than 6,000 years. One of the best ways to get to grips with this beautiful landscape is on horseback and Alberta offers some fantastic working ranches and opportunities to join real cattle drives with expert cowboys who will tailor the experience to your skill level and agenda.

Touring in Alberta

Canadian Sky offers a huge number of touring options in Alberta from self-drive to fully-escorted rail tours through the Rocky Mountains that can even incorporate a cruise at your destination – the ultimate way to view the sights of Canada.

Planning a holiday to Alberta in 2016/2017?

Planning your holidays to Alberta in 2016 or 2017? Canadian Sky has the experience to help you plan your perfect holiday. Call our Alberta specialists today and make the most of your next holiday.

Holiday highlights

  • Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
  • West Edmonton Mall
  • Head-smashed-in buffalo jump
  • Calaway Park, Calgary
  • Edmonton Valley Zoo
  • Banff National Park
  • Glacial Lake Ice Fields Parkway
  • Rexall Place
  • The Winspear Centre
  • Calgary Tower

Alberta Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in Alberta. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our Canadian Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.


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Located in the heart of western Canada, Alberta offers an awe-inspiring mix of big mountains, iconic rodeos, legendary arts festivals, and the largest shopping mall in North America.

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Alberta Weather

Here is a guide to the temperatures throughout the year and current outlook for the next 5 days.

TODAY 20ºC
TUE 12ºC
WED 13ºC
THU 13ºC
FRI 7ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
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1ºC
11ºC
18ºC
22ºC
24ºC
23ºC
17ºC
10ºC
-2ºC
-7ºC
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
-10ºC
1
Feb
-5ºC
1
Mar
1ºC
1
Apr
11ºC
1
May
18ºC
2
Jun
22ºC
3
Jul
24ºC
3
Aug
23ºC
2
Sep
17ºC
2
Oct
10ºC
1
Nov
-2ºC
1
Dec
-7ºC
1

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