The major cities are Calgary in the south and Edmonton to the north. The world-renown resort towns of Banff, Canmore and Jasper as well as Lake Louise are all located in the Alberta section of the Canadian Rockies. The province has a number of unique regions, each with its own appeal to tourists. The province of Alberta begins in the prairies and stretches to the majestic Rocky Mountains in the west.The capital city of Edmonton and surrounding area is a great tourist destination with attractions like the Devonian Botanic Garden, Edmonton Klondike Days Festival, Legislative Buildings, Northlands Park, Odyssium, Old Strathcona District and of course, West Edmonton Mall. Calgary adds a western flavour to its hospitality with such attractions as the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Fort Calgary Historic Park and the Heritage Park Historical Village. Other popular attractions include the Calgary Tower, Canada Olympic Park, the Calgary Tower, Glenbow Museum and the annual Calgary Folk Music Festival.
From the eastern prairies to the foothills, the Central Region has lots of campgrounds both public and private for the camping and RV enthusiasts. Attractions include a rodeo almost every weekend of the summer and plenty of local fairs in the small towns of the region. The resort community of Sylvan Lake and the City of Red Deer are popular destinations. Experience the Rockies Region with its millions of trees, mountain landscapes, emerald lakes, spectacular glaciers and wildlife. Visit the resort communities of Banff and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canmore and Kananaskis Village in the Kananaskis Region and Jasper in Jasper National Park.
Northern Alberta is a vast area with an abundance of natural beauty crossed by the Peace and Athabasca Rivers and dotted by numerous lakes. Plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities here – a fisherman’s paradise. Also great for birdwatching, boating and water- skiing. The regions larger centres are Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Peace River.
The Southern Region is a sprawling landscape from the prairies through rolling hills to the mountains. Attractions include Dinosaur Provincial Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Brooks, the popular Tyrrell Museum at Drumheller, and Waterton Lakes National Park at the Montana border. The major centres are Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.