7 Awe-Inspiring Places in Alberta to Visit

In honour of Earth Day we are listing some of the most beautiful places in Alberta to visit.
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Alberta has some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Canada. With the gorgeous rocky mountains, glacier lakes, gorgeous forests, it is hard to argue that Alberta is beautiful. 

In honour of Earth Day we are listing some of the most awe inspiring places in Alberta to visit. With the numerous options this list is of course not exhaustive of all of the amazing places we have in this province. 

So be sure to save this article and add these locations to your summer 2022 travel list!

Crescent Falls is located near Nordegg, Alberta and has an easy 0.8km out-and-back hiking trail right to the falls that is considered an easy route, making this a gorgeous and accessible sight to see. 

See trail and hike info, here.

Maligne Canyon is the deepest canyon in Jasper and consists of 4 bridges that take you over the canyon for even better views. To do the whole loop you can expect about a 4.3km hike taking a little over an hour. This hike is rated as easy and is a highly frequented spot. 

Get all the hike details, here

Photo Source: Alltrails.com

Views like this don’t come easy! To get to this view you will be hiking a 10.1km loop trail near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 55 min. It is a very popular area for hiking but still be sure to be aware of wildlife.

Get all the trail info, here.

Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta is one of the most iconic destinations in Alberta to visit. While here you can hike the 4.5km trail around the lake, canoe or kayak on the lake, grab a Stand-Up Paddle board, and go for a dip in the water. If you really want to make a trip of it be sure to stay lake side at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. 

Step out on the cliff-edge at the Columbia Icefield Skywalk and take in the waterfalls, wildlife, and amazing views. The glass floor under your feet separates you from the 918 foot drop to the bottom. 

2022 Dates: May 1, 2022 – October 10, 2022 (weather dependent)

Tickets: $77

Get more info, here.

Hiking in Drumheller through the hoodoos is like being transported to a totally different land. The area is desert-like complete with cactus. Be sure to check out the Hoodoos Trail as well as Horseshoe Canyon while you are there.

Get more info on Drumheller, here.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture. Located in Fort MacLeod, Alberta this site is a stunning historical site to see. 

Open Daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, throughout the Summer, from Victoria Day until Labour Day

Location: 18 kilometres (15 minutes) North and West of Fort Macleod on Secondary Highway #785  – 275068 Secondary Highway 785

Learn more about the history of this site, here.

More amazing things to do and see in Alberta. See the full list here!