Alberta, also known as Canada's "Energy Province," has so much to explore and discover. Choose from a plethora of bed and breakfasts, inns, cabins, and lodges, and just as many activities, like golfing, biking, boating, walking, rafting, sailing, scuba diving, sightseeing, skiing, fishing, kayaking, snowmobiling and so much more. Alberta is home to 3.5 million people and has tons to offer everyone. Must-sees include: Fort Vermillion, Athabasca, Grande Prairie, Fox Creek, Edmonton, Jasper, Camrose, Cline River, Red Deer, Banff, Calgary, and Lethbridge.
Located in Drumheller, Alberta is the official protected Hoodoos site. Hoodoos are sandstone pillars resting on a thick base of shale that is capped by a large stone and take millions of years to form (each is about 5-7 meters tall). The Hoodoos site is a favorite among many and is sure to impress you and offer tons of great photo ops!
Just 10 kilometers southwest of Okotoks is the Okotoks Erratic – the world’s largest known glacial erratic (rock transported far from its original place by glacial ice). Also known as “The Big Rock,” the Okotoks Erratic is the largest rock in the Foothills Erratics Train (a group of rocks that were carried by ice along the mountain front and dropped as the glacier melted around 10,000 years ago). The Big Rock weighs 16,500 tons and measures 9 meters high, 41 meters long and 18 meters wide.
If you have any kids – or even still have the kid in you yourself – visit the World Waterpark in the West Edmonton Mall. This incredible 5 acre indoor water park is sure to provide a day of fun for all. Enjoy more than 24 different water activities, miles of water slides, bungee jumping, hot tubs, and more.