Alberta lies in Western Canada, boasting a diverse landscape of mountains, alpine lakes, rivers, and boreal forests. The province is most famous for its wintertime activities, especially in resort towns like Banff and Jasper. With an elevation of over 1,380 metres, Banff is the highest town in Canada. It’s a great place for exploring Alberta’s Banff National Park, with its emerald lakes and natural hot springs.

    Jasper (and its namesake national park) is also a popular destination in Alberta. You can enjoy camping, hiking and mountain biking in the beautiful Canadian backcountry almost any time of the year. Wintertime is especially lovely in Alberta, thanks to world-class ski resorts, natural hot springs, and magnificent sites like the Columbia Icefield.

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