Feel sun-kissed. There is nothing like exploring spectacular landscapes to put you in a good mood. Thankfully we don't have to travel far to enjoy some breathtaking time outdoors. But, after going to check out turquoise lake after turquoise lake it can get a bit repetitive. To spice things up, we have other natural sights in Alberta you need to see if you are so over going to lakes.\nEven if you've lived here all your life, you can still have fun and feel like a tourist. Within the province, there are such diverse landmarks that some spots will even make you feel like you are on another planet.\nYou could spend one day visiting our very own badlands, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the next walk right up to a towering icy glacier.\nEven if you consider yourself a local expert, you might be shocked by all the places you have never seen. Like we have the longest freshwater boardwalk that takes you through a marshland filled with cute animals.\nOr you could climb to a mountain top that has secret hot springs where you can enjoy unbelievable views. It is a dreamy spot to go with your friend and relax in the steamy water.\nJura Creek\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Bighorn No. 8, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: It is an easy 6.9-kilometre hike that takes roughly two hours. Along the way, you'll travel through a canyon and pass a waterfall.\n View this post on Instagram explorin nature & stuff ⛰ A post shared by Sarah Gette (@sarahgette) on Jul 30, 2017 at 7:54pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nPtarmigan Cirque Kananaskis\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, AB-40, Kananaskis, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You need to experience this picturesque 4.5-kilometre hike that offers breathtaking views. Along the trail, you'll see lots of fluffy animals like squirrels and chipmunks and will visit a small waterfall too.\n View this post on Instagram One more in the books before the snow hits. Thank you the larches for showing off your autumn wardrobe, to the ptarmigan who made a timely appearance, and most of all to my partner in crime @samanthastev99 #nobears #goodbyesummer A post shared by Julie (@just_julez_) on Sep 22, 2019 at 6:51pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nBadlands Trail\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Walking around Dinosaur Provincial Park you'll feel like you are on another planet. If you are in a hurry, the Badlands Trail is a fantastic choice, as the easy loop is only 1.3-kilometres long so you'll be done in a few minutes.\n View this post on Instagram Вспомнила как в Канаде в капоте машины мы везли бурундучка 😅 ⠀ А на Бали, где-то между колёсами машины, мы оказывается катали котёнка, которого потом еле от туда достали 😬 ⠀ Кстати там же, с нами в машине ездил ещё и геккон, который забивался в основание стёкла, а на скорости вылезал от туда 😂 ⠀ Они наверное все почувствовали мою невероятную любовь к животным 💔 ⠀ Даже мама до сих пор мне вспоминает всех принесённых домой кузнечиков, улиток, жаб, котят, крыс и прочих 😅 С друзьями нашими меньшими жизнь намного ярче и счастливее ❤️❤️❤️ ⠀ А вы приносили домой пополнение в виде домашних питомцев? Или может у вас попадались тоже такие попутчики? ☺️ A post shared by @ kate_matsevych on May 3, 2020 at 10:43am PDT\n\nWebsite\nBeaver Boardwalk\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 408 Collinge Rd., Hinton, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Here you'll find the world's longest freshwater boardwalk that will take you over a marshland where you'll see beavers.\n View this post on Instagram was really hard to say goodbye today 😭🏔 #explorin #travelalberta🇨🇦 A post shared by @ saraagamble on Jun 17, 2019 at 4:50pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nCanola Fields\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Multiple locations around Edmonton, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: In the summer you'll be able to find huge fields of canola blooming with sunshine yellow blossoms. Just make sure not to enter the fields without permission.\n View this post on Instagram ☀️Reaching longingly for my SPF 60 in these trying times☀️ A post shared by • Alysha Forester • (she/her) (@_alyshamae_) on Jul 28, 2017 at 10:01am PDT\n\nWebsite\nSaskatchewan Glacier\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Improvement District No. 9, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Near the famous Columbia Icefields, you can find another stunning glacier.\n View this post on Instagram Glacier highway. ❄️ The Parker Ridge Trail hike takes you to this amazing viewpoint over the Saskatchewan glacier in only 1 hour, but it seems to be a less popular trail compared to the other ones I did in Canada. Maybe because of its continuous climb... 😅 If you are taking the scenic Icefields Parkway route, do not miss this great hike, it's well worth a visit! . . . #canada #explorecanada #canadawonderful #canadianrockies #rockymountains #alberta #banffnationalpark #parkerridge #glacier #icefieldsparkway #columbiaicefields #saskatchewanglacier #travel #adventure #wanderlust #explore #roamtheplanet #wildernessculture #beautifuldestinations #nature #outdoors #travelphotography #photooftheday #instatravel #instapassport #travelbug #traveladdict #instapassport #uniladadventure A post shared by Hi, I'm Rima! (@wanderlusting_rima) on Sep 17, 2018 at 11:27am PDT\n\n \nWebsite\nCrescent Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Clearwater County, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Go chasing waterfalls! Towering Crescent Falls is a fantastic choice, and you can even camp nearby.\n View this post on Instagram Crescent Falls 💙 #travel #waterfall #canada #alberta #explore A post shared by K Y L I E S A M M U T (@kylieelou) on Oct 29, 2017 at 5:17pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nClifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Spruce Grove, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You can explore the marshland by following the boardwalk paths. Within the sanctuary, you can see all sorts of animals like fox, coyote, flying squirrels, moose, white-tailed deer, and porcupine.\n View this post on Instagram One with nature 🐿🌸 sorry I haven’t been posting much guysss 🥴🥺 been busy working on lots of stuff that I’m really excited to share 😋💖 gonna try to post more!! For now here is me enjoying natureee! Fun fact about me, I love being outside & exploring 🌝🌞🌎 A post shared by GRACE || Fashion Enthusiast (@g.tayy) on Apr 26, 2020 at 7:38pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nDark Sky Reserve\nPrice: $7.90\nAddress: Elk Island National Park, 54401 Range Rd. 203, Fort Saskatchewan, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You can stargaze at the Dark Sky Preserve which is away from all the light pollution in the city. Grab a blanket and lay down and see how many constellations you can spot. Who knows, maybe you'll see a shooting star!\n View this post on Instagram Oh the Aurora, this year I’m coming for you! #elkislandnationalpark #yeg #alberta #aurora #astotinlake #wild #nature #stars #northernlights #starynights #peaceful A post shared by JamesShotIt (@jamesshotit) on Nov 13, 2019 at 6:02pm PST\n\nWebsite\nSaskatoon Farm\nPrice: $16 per u-pick bucket\nAddress: 80181 338 Ave. E. #20, Foothills County, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: It is a fun spot to go with your friends and pick some juicy cherries or strawberries. \n View this post on Instagram A little girl told me I was a princess today because I was wearing a pretty dress 👸 We also got a good haul of Saskatoon berries and sour cherries 🍒 A post shared by mb (@pauliepervert) on Aug 18, 2019 at 12:55pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nMa Me O Beach\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Ma Me O Beach, Wetaskiwin, Alberta\nWhy You Need To Go: Cool off this summer by swimming at this excellent beach that has a long stretch of white sand.\n View this post on Instagram i’m seriously going to cry i want vacation A post shared by Jordan Irwin✨ (@jordannn_irwin) on Oct 22, 2018 at 5:18pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nMount Lady MacDonald Trail\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Canmore, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: If you are up for the steep climb this 3.2-kilometre trail will offer some remarkable lookouts.\n View this post on Instagram Happy feelings after finally reaching the first summit (“fake summit” or “the helipad”) of the Mount Lady MacDonald trail. You can even go further up on a challenging narrow ridge but I was satisfied enough with the helipad (🐥). It’s a steep out & back trail but offers some beautiful views over Canmore and the surrounding mountain range 🏔. . _______________________________________ #mtladymacdonald #mountladymacdonald #canmorealberta #canmorekananaskis #kananaskiscountry #mountainhike #mountainrange #mountainscapes #canmorehikes #hikecanada #canadatravel #canadatrip #roadtripcanada #albertaviews #hikinglover #traveldrops #visitalberta #albertahiking #hikinglover #hikemore #hiked #hikingtrails #sheexplores #alwayskeepexploring #peoplewhohike #keenhikingboots #keenhikingshoes A post shared by Sylvie Duerinck (@sylvieduerinck) on Jul 9, 2019 at 9:49pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nTunnel Mountain Trail\nPrice: $10.00\nAddress: 224 Banff Ave., Banff, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Grab a water bottle and climb to this spectacular mountain lookout where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Bow Valley and the surrounding mountain peaks.\n View this post on Instagram Been in Banff a week. Figured I should explore something other than the bars A post shared by ashleigh 🌻 (@ashahleigh) on Sep 24, 2019 at 8:48am PDT\n\nWebsite\nNikka Yuko Japanese Garden\nPrice: $11.00\nAddress: Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've been magically transported to Kyoto as you explore the massive garden. \n View this post on Instagram "I am not the only traveler, Who has not repaid his debt." The Night We Met - Lord Huron A post shared by Morgan • Calgary (@worth_y) on May 29, 2017 at 8:09pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nMist Mountain\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Mist Mountain, Kananaskis, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: While the climb is challenging it is worth it to reach the hidden hot springs where you can soak and enjoy the glorious views.\n View this post on Instagram Hiking to these hidden springs was really something I couldn’t have Mist #mistmountainhotsprings 📸 @jayoharedee A post shared by Amelia Aitken (@ameliaitken) on Sep 6, 2019 at 5:56pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nAthabasca Ice Caves\nPrice: $225.00+\nAddress: Athabasca Glacier, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You can go on a guided tour of giant frozen caves that are unlike anything you've seen before.\n View this post on Instagram Winter vibes from Athabasca Glacier | Photo by @itsbigben 💙❤♥ What do think of this? . . . . . #worldtravelpics #lifeexperience #adventureawaits #livingoutofasuitcase #lifeofatraveller #travelalone #asiantrip #heights #pier #passionpassport #travelphoto A post shared by Travelling a Dream (@travellingadream) on May 4, 2019 at 3:38pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nBowden SunMaze \nPrice: $9.00\nAddress: Range Rd. 14, Bowden, AB \nWhy You Need To Go: You can't help but smile as you explore the colossal field of 10,000 golden sunflowers. While here you'll want to make sure to visit the pick your own bouquet garden where you can harvest a few blooms to bring home.\n View this post on Instagram Daydreaming of sunnier days ☁️ ☀️ #takemeback#sunflower#happiness 🌻 A post shared by Jen Chen (@qi11) on Sep 27, 2019 at 7:08am PDT\n\nWebsite\nEast End of Rundle\nPrice: Free\nAddress: East End of Rundle, Kananaskis, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: It is an epic 6-kilometre climb that is very challenging but will reward you with views that will take your breath away.\n View this post on Instagram Annual pic of me summiting East Rundle.👊🏻 📷: @gabs_fekete A post shared by Hannah (@hannah_mccaig) on Jun 8, 2018 at 1:00pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nElbow Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: AB-66, Bragg Creek, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: It is a charming spot to go for a picnic with your friends near the series of small falls.\n View this post on Instagram What's your happy color? 😊 #travelalberta #kananaskis #elbowfalls A post shared by Krista. (@krista.avocado) on May 20, 2018 at 9:22pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nLundbreck Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Range Rd. 24 B., Lundbreck, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You won't believe how easy it is to see the Lundbreck Falls. Forget a long hike in the woods, this natural wonder can be enjoyed only a few feet from the parking lot.\n View this post on Instagram ☀️trippin’ on skies, sippin’ waterfalls☀️ #lundbreckfalls 📸: @seth_schilbe A post shared by Meah (@meahpeers) on Jul 30, 2018 at 6:17pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nRed Rock Canyon\nPrice: $7.90\nAddress: Waterton Lakes National Park, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Enjoy some time outdoors with your friends at this canyon that has unbelievably bright red stones and a creek where you can cool your feet.\n View this post on Instagram 📍Waterton NP, CANADA Miss you 🇨🇦 A post shared by ✈ S A R A H (@sarahtannoux) on Oct 20, 2016 at 1:37am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.