Travel

If you're looking for a taste of the outdoors, but you can't quite bring yourself to give up some of your home comforts, you can sleep under the stars in your very own dome at this Alberta glamping site.

Camping in the woods may not be everyone's idea of fun, and that's totally ok, but the Ignis Dome at Refuge Bay, just an hour outside of Edmonton, is the perfect off-grid getaway to disconnect from everyday life.

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After a long year of being cooped up inside, many Canadians are yearning to travel and explore. For those lucky enough to call Edmonton home, there's plenty of gorgeous places to see, from sky-high mountain ranges to glacial-fed lakes and some of the country's most stunning views.

If you're suffering from a severe case of wanderlust, the remedy might be hiring a campervan, hitting the open road and seeing all the beautiful nature and fascinating sights that Edmonton has to offer.

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Everyone loves a long weekend, but nothing beats a long weekend in the summer. Beach days, bonfires and day trips are among the many things Canadians can look forward to, and in Edmonton, there are tons of ways to kick back, forget about work and make the most of that extra day off.

Alberta's well-known for its stunning natural views (hello, Rockies), and there are plenty of options for Edmonton locals to live it up this July long weekend at home. With Pepsi®'s Drink Pepsi Get Summer Stuff contest, you might get to upgrade your summer with awesome prizes — think new bikes, barbecue grills, paddleboards, backpacks and even weekly prizes of $10,000.

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Fall is in full swing at the moment, which means you're doing something wrong if you're not exploring outside. 

Abraham Lake in Alberta has become iconic for its frozen-bubble phenomenon that sets in during winter. But don't even think about underestimating its fall beauty.  

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Your fall getaway just got cheaper! Flair Airlines’ seat sale is happening right now and some Canadian flights are $24 one way. Destinations across Canada are covered, including cities like Toronto and Vancouver. You’ll have to be quick though — Wednesday is your last day to book.

If you’ve had to cancel your international vacation this year, how about a true Canadian adventure?

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If you've been dying for a beach getaway, you've come to the right place. 

Swoop Airlines are offering a super deal for flights from Edmonton to Mexico. The one-way fares to Puerto Vallarta start at $163. 

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Alberta or Area 51? The world's first UFO landing pad was built in St. Paul, Alberta. Yes, it's true, you've been this close to an alien-obsessed town this whole time without even knowing it. 

We'd say a little trip to this weird and fascinating spot is in order. For every phenomenal turquoise lake or canyon that this province is blessed with, it's also got a weird manmade structure to even it out. 

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Canada's cool and all, but sometimes you just get that yearning to visit the castles and cultures of Europe. This small town in Alberta lets you satisfy your wanderlust and save you an expensive plane ticket all at once. Between stays in an actual castle and the cute local attractions in town, St. Albert is the next best thing when you're stuck in North America.

Whether you're passing through for a night or staying for a week, all travellers to St. Albert have got to book a stay at Ryans Castle. This royal Airbnb has opened its doors and its guests are treated like kings and queens.

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Spend more quality time together. Trying to come up with something to do with your girlfriend or boyfriend doesn't need to be tricky. Sure, cocktails on the patio are lovely, but sometimes you want to do something extra special. To help you out, we made a list of cheap Airbnbs in Alberta to rent instead of going on a date.

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Not every paradise is tropical. Sometimes you can be left breathless by Mother Nature where you least expect it. There can be a spellbinding beauty in those lands away from the crowds of tourists. If you are up for a real adventure, then you'll want to see the tallest waterfall in Alberta at least once in your life. 

Along the border between B.C. and Alberta, you can find Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park. Deep within the massive 650 square kilometres rugged area, you'll find the spectacular Kakwa Falls.

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You haven't experienced Albertan summers until you've camped out by a beautiful spot in the heart of nature. But since everyone also wants to discover the thrill of camping this time of the year, spots are booking up fast. That's why we've gathered up a list of campsites near Edmonton that you can still reserve for a summer outing this year. 

There were so many people that raced to book their spots this year that the provincial booking site actually crashed. But worry not, Alberta is blessed with more than enough campgrounds for your next getaway.  

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For any Albertans feeling like this winter will never end, we have just found a flight deal that might turn your day around. Budget airline Swoop is advertising some ridiculously cheap flights from Edmonton to San Diego, California. Just think about it. The temperature in San Diego is currently 18 C which sounds like a total dream compared to Edmonton’s 4 C.

Swoop says it can fly you to sunny San Diego, in southern California near the Mexican border for prices as low as $99.

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