Things To Do

Alberta really has scenery like no other province and there are a ton of different hikes to try out, each with its own unique views.

This Alberta hike won't disappoint as it takes you around the outside of a stunning blue lake and you'll see waterfalls and mountain views for miles too.

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Alberta has such amazing scenery but some of its most unique landscapes can be found in the badlands. This Alberta spot has rock formations as old as time itself and it's almost like a mini Bryce Canyon.

Not only is the town of Drumheller known as the dinosaur capital of the world, but it also has some pretty stunning scenery and impressive sandstone formations that will make you feel like you're in a western movie.

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After a whole year of anticipation, 2022 was finally the year I got to experience my first ever full Calgary Stampede and there were a lot of things I wasn't expecting.

The pandemic brought on two years of quieter celebrations, but the time finally came for me to experience the real deal and I was so excited. After all, the Calgary Stampede is really what the city is famous for.

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Ever dreamed of brunching with a troop of gorillas? You're in luck. You can enjoy a pancake breakfast at Calgary Zoo and spend time with some furry friends.

Calgary Zoo is hosting a weekly gorilla breakfast where you can hear all about its troop of West Lowland Gorillas and get an exclusive visit to the African Rainforest building for an early morning visit before the zoo opens.

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The Calgary Stampede is back in full force and as usual, there's going to be music, rodeos and cowboys all around for the next 10 days.

Taking place from July 8-17, the city is once again alive with the sound of country music and there's so much going on, that you won't want to miss out on the best events.

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Hiking season is underway and of course, Alberta has some incredible hikes with mountains, lakes and waterfalls to explore deep in the wilderness. However, there are also a ton of great trails that can be found a stone's throw from Calgary too.

If you need to escape the city life for the day, these are perfect.

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Alberta has some amazing lakes and natural swimming spots to cool off in over the summer, but if you're looking for something a little closer to home, this Calgary hotel has its own rooftop pool where you can lounge around this summer.

Hotel Arts can be found right on Calgary's Beltline and its stunning rooftop pool is one of the most unique places to spend a summer day in the city with your friends.

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Canada Day 2022 is finally here and with a long weekend to plan for, things can get a little bit pricey. But there are actually a ton of really cool things happening all over Alberta to ring in the Canada Day long weekend and best of all, they're completely free.

From street fairs, Indigenous showcases and national parks, here are some of the free things you can visit this Canada Day:

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After two years of little fanfare, the Calgary Stampede Parade will be back with a bang this year to ring in the 10-day event.

Whether you're looking to head downtown to watch the action or stay wrapped up in bed, you don't want to miss seeing the iconic parade.

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Calgary Stampede is just two weeks away, and people are ready for the city to come alive for the 10-day event. While the Stampede grounds are hosting a bunch of different artists, there are also festivals and performances going on all over Calgary that will definitely be worth a drive.

From pop-punk and hip-hop to drag, there's more than just country music going on during Stampede. These are some of the festivals you should be checking out so make your Stampede plans accordingly!

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Calgary Swifties, listen up! Dust off your cowboy boots as a dance party in honour of Taylor Swift is heading to the city next month and this one is going to have a country twist.

The "It's a Cruel Summer edition" of the Taylor Swift Dance Party is heading to Cowtown just in time for the Calgary Stampede and you're going to want to grab your best Swiftie pals for this one.

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Summer is fast-approaching and despite being a landlocked province, people will be ready to flock to their local lakes and swimming spots for a dip. If you are looking for something completely different to do on a summer day, you can head to this huge inflatable waterpark in Alberta and have some fun.

Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash is reopening for the summer season on Canada Day (July 1) and you'll want to get your swimsuit ready so you can bounce and splash your way through the soaring temperatures.

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