Travel

As a landlocked province, you might be thinking there are no nude beaches in Alberta, and you'd be kind of wrong. There are a few unofficial spots in the province that have been used by nude sunbathers for years.

There are only two official clothing-optional beaches in Canada – one in B.C. and one in Ontario. However, at three Albertan beaches, there are understandings with police and land owners to allow those in their birthday suits to use the areas.

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If you've been waiting to take your summer vacation, you might have found yourself concerned by a lot of travel horror stories this year from lost luggage, severe delays or even cancelled flights.

However, a Calgary Airport worker has shared some of his top travel hacks for the summer and what you definitely should be doing to make sure travelling through the terminal is stress-free.

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Losing your luggage while on vacation is a nightmare scenario but one that's sadly pretty common these days.

Luckily, a Calgary Airport worker shared some travel hacks with Narcity to help you prepare in case your luggage doesn't show up and what you should do if your bags do go missing.

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As people start taking summer vacations, there has been a ton of airport horror stories, from lost baggage to massive flight delays. A Calgary Airport worker has given Narcity the inside scoop on how YYC compares to Toronto Pearson Airport right now, and it's good news for Calgarians.

Andy Davis, terminal operations director at YYC Calgary International Airport told Narcity there had definitely been an uptick in the number of passengers travelling through the airport in the last few months, after two years of less travelling due to the pandemic.

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Alberta might be famous for its stunning mountain scenery, lakes and waterfalls. But this place in Alberta will transport you to the desert and it looks like a mini Grand Canyon.

Horseshoe Canyon is just 15 minutes drive from Drumheller and less than an hour and 30 minutes from Calgary making it the perfect day trip from the city.

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This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

There's nothing like a bit of interprovincial rivalry and debates between those living in B.C. and those living in Alberta can get pretty heated.

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Alberta is filled with stunning swimming spots and lakes throughout the province, but this river is a hidden gem with plenty of room to splash around and it even has its very own waterfall.

Castle Falls can be found about 2.5 hours from Calgary, making it the perfect summer road trip for you and your friends whether you're heading for a day trip or a full weekend adventure.

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If you're looking to escape the city this summer, Alberta has a ton of gorgeous small towns that you definitely need to check out on your next road trip.

There's nothing like the charm of a small town and these Alberta spots have it by the bucketful. Packed with adorable cafes, shops and bars, you'll be ready to pack up your bags and move permanently after a visit to these spots.

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This Essay article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

When I moved to Calgary from London almost a year ago, I wasn't 100% sure what to expect. There are some pretty obvious things you get told all the time, like that it will be unbelievably cold in winter and to never go hiking without bear spray.

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There is no doubt that Alberta should be on your travel bucket list if you're heading to Canada. The province is full to the brim with gorgeous mountains, turquoise lakes and enormous canyons to explore. There are endless surreal and scenic spots to visit.

From the famous blue waters of Lake Louise to the fiery rocks of Waterton's Red Rock Canyon, there are some truly incredible places in Alberta that you definitely need to make time to see at least once in your life.

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From the comfy beds and luxurious bathrooms to taking a dip in the pool, there's truly nothing better than a night in a hotel.

If you're looking for some of the best stays in Calgary, these are some of the best-reviewed hotels in the city, according to travellers.

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If you live in Alberta, it's easy to forget just how beautiful the province is. For locals and visitors, there are loads of unique landmarks that you have to visit to say that you've really had the true Alberta experience.

You've probably checked out the gorgeous blue waters and mountain views of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. You've also probably hit up the West Edmonton Mall. But have you explored where the prairies meet the mountains or seen the World's Largest Dinosaur? If not, make sure to add some of these spots to your summer road trips.

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