Found in Western Canada, Alberta is bordered by the Canadian Rockies to the west, the badlands to the east, and the Northwest Territories to the north. Two international airports in Edmonton and Calgary, make getting to Alberta from anywhere in North America easy.
With five national parks to explore—many of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Alberta takes deep pride in its natural wonders. More than 300 provincial parks and recreation areas protect the bounty of wildlife that live here. Join Orbitz and explore the majesty of Alberta.
As Canada’s first National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff was created as something to be shared. The mountain communities of Banff and Lake Louise offer a healthy combination of unspoiled wilderness and world-class luxury. Dazzling glaciers, towering mountains, big animals, alpine meadows and emerald lakes – are all right here.
Calgary is a chic urban landscape surrounded by the Rocky Mountain Wilderness. It’s a place where you can savor nature by day and world class cuisine and entertainment by night. Designated a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2012; theater, music, dance, the arts scene, and a host of winter festivals and events await.
With five provincial parks, four wildland parks, an ecological reserve, six provincial recreation areas and a very cool town called Canmore; Kananaskis country is a massive patchwork of mountain parks and foothills on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Canmore is home many local eclectic eateries and is the gateway to an abundance of mountain escapes.
With its exploding arts scene, breathtaking river valley, diverse eats and other unexpected finds, the Festival City can keep you busy all day. Alberta’s capital lies in the geographical heart of the province and is home to Elk Island National Park; a pristine oasis of aspen parkland and home to free roaming herds of bison, moose, elk and 250 species of birds. The world-renowned West Edmonton Mall has more than 800 shops, 100 eateries and 9 world class attractions all under one roof.
Jasper is a wonderland of international cuisine, quirky shops, quaint inns, luxurious lodges and endless opportunities for adrenaline junkies and relaxers alike. As a recently designated dark sky preserve, Jasper gives star gazers of all ages a chance to experience the night sky accompanied by the extraordinary aurora borealis.