• a body of water with Milford Sound in the background

Alberta Holidays

Home to cowboy culture, a diverse heritage and the incredible Canadian Rockies, there’s so much to explore on an Alberta holiday. Discover beautiful prairie lands and the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, blanketed in vast sub alpine forests criss-crossed by hiking trails. It’s a land of outdoor adventure where you can kayak along rivers or rushing rapids, take to the slopes at three world class ski resorts known as “Ski Big 3” or relax and luxuriate in mineral rich hot springs.

In Banff National Park, you’ll find yourself cradled in snow capped mountains and gazing at stunning glacier fed lakes. For breathtaking views over the park, take a ride on the Banff Gondola, or gently paddle across the turquoise waters of Lake Louise or Moraine Lake. Head north along the Icefields Parkway and make your way to Jasper National Park, leaving time to stop for Alberta’s abundant wildlife and the awe inspiring views that will accompany you the whole way. When you reach Jasper, you may find yourself lost in awe at the area’s pristine wilderness and vast mountains, but by night you’ll see the true spirit of the park, as the sky lights up with stars like you’ve never seen before and, if you’re lucky, the stunning Northern Lights.

Cities of the Wild West

Alberta’s vast stretches of stunning wilderness are broken up by its two biggest cities: Calgary and Edmonton. With Calgary’s gleaming skyscrapers and the impressive West Edmonton Mall, they might seem like innately modern cities on first look, but don’t be fooled - this is the Wild West after all, and cowboy culture is still alive and well here.

There are so many sides of Alberta to discover, so why not make your trip a multi centre holiday? Take an unforgettable trip on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train or simply explore the province by car, exploring Calgary and Edmonton and the incredible mountains in between, or combine a visit to Calgary with a trip to Banff and Jasper.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the stunning scenery of Canada’s Rocky Mountains by foot, helicopter, or Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway and walk the frozen ice of Athabasca Glacier
  • Discover beautiful lakes, including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Lake Minnewanka
  • Relax after a day of discovery, nestled in cosy Canadian mountain lodges

Time Zone

GMT -7 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9 hours; Both British Airways and Air Canada offer a daily direct service to Calgary and Air Transat operate a twice weekly service from London Gatwick. The other major airport in the region is Edmonton which is currently served by indirect flights

Currency

CAD - Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check with the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Our Alberta destinations

Calgary Skyline, Calgary, Alberta

Alberta

Calgary

Calgary
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Alberta

Jasper

Jasper
a body of water with a mountain in the background

Alberta

Lake Louise

Lake Louise
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Alberta

Banff

Banff

Types of Alberta holidays

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Alberta Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Bow Valley Parkway

Self Drive Alberta

Self Drive Alberta
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Alberta Rail Holidays

Alberta Rail Holidays

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