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The nights might sadly be getting longer, but this Alberta town is making the most of the dark skies with a whole festival dedicated to stargazing.

Jasper Dark Sky Festival is coming to the town in October and visitors will be able to check out the magical nighttime skies over mountains and lakes and there's even a chance of seeing the green glow of the Aurora Borealis.

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As much as we'd like to pretend otherwise, fall is just around the corner and there's just a few short months until the dreaded snow arrives. But until then, there's still some time to enjoy a lot of Alberta's most beautiful hikes and make the most of those remaining summer days.

While it's definitely possible to hike in winter, there are some trails and areas that get closed off for the colder months meaning a lot of these stunning views won't be around to see in person until 2023.

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Things are finally heating up in Alberta and if you're looking for the perfect swimming spot to cool off, the province has some beautiful lakes that are well worth the trip.

These spots have water in incredible shades of green and blue and epic mountain views that are out of this world. You can make the most of the day and take a picnic too.

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It's starting to feel a bit like summer in Alberta so there's never been a better time to get outside for a beautiful hike. This stunning 4.6-kilometre Alberta hike should definitely be on your radar.

The Valley of the Five Lakes can be found just outside of Jasper townsite and – as the name would suggest – there are five gorgeous lakes to explore, each with a different hue of blue-green water making for some spectacular photos.

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Alberta is well-known for having some of the most stunning lakes in the world, but this lake has the most amazing views and it really has to be seen in order to believe it exists.

Horseshoe Lake, which can be found along Icefields Parkway in Jasper, is the perfect stop on your Rockies road trip, and you'll be able to take a break and a dip in its stunning turquoise waters with picturesque views at every turn.

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