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Old 08-06-2012, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Girona, Spain
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Hello everyone. My name is Marc and I'm from Holland. I'm planning a trip to Alberta from August 22 to September 6 so I got about 2 weeks.

Now my question is: What are the must see things in Alberta?

I want to see and do as much as possible but I don't want to rush my vacation. I already have been to Bannf and Jasper National Park on a previous trip to B.C. and the Rocky Mountains and while I would love o visit them again I don't know if there is time enough. I'm especially fond of Parks and nature and also of the western heritage of Canada. I want to gather as much information as possible so if you know of a beautiful spot or a nice town to visit or even a festival, please let me know. I'm looking forward to your answers.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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Hello everyone. My name is Marc and I'm from Holland. I'm planning a trip to Alberta from August 22 to September 6 so I got about 2 weeks.

Now my question is: What are the must see things in Alberta?

I want to see and do as much as possible but I don't want to rush my vacation. I already have been to Bannf and Jasper National Park on a previous trip to B.C. and the Rocky Mountains and while I would love o visit them again I don't know if there is time enough. I'm especially fond of Parks and nature and also of the western heritage of Canada. I want to gather as much information as possible so if you know of a beautiful spot or a nice town to visit or even a festival, please let me know. I'm looking forward to your answers.
I'd highly reccomend Writing-On-Stone provincial park and Dinosaur provincial park/Drumheller area. If you do end up in the Writing-on-Stone area, the Crowsnest Pass is nearby, so a trip to the Rockies isn't out of the question, though the views are slightly less spectacular than further north (and the Frank Slide part of the pass is pretty interesting in its own right). Also in that area is Fort Macleod, where the first RCMP fort is still standing. A little further east is Cypress Hills interprovincial park.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I'd highly reccomend Writing-On-Stone provincial park and Dinosaur provincial park/Drumheller area. If you do end up in the Writing-on-Stone area, the Crowsnest Pass is nearby, so a trip to the Rockies isn't out of the question, though the views are slightly less spectacular than further north (and the Frank Slide part of the pass is pretty interesting in its own right). Also in that area is Fort Macleod, where the first RCMP fort is still standing. A little further east is Cypress Hills interprovincial park.
You may as well thrown in Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Waterton/Glacier N.P. All in the same area. Never mind it's only a skip to Kananaskis Country.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Girona, Spain
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Thanks for the responses so far! I will definitely check out Dinosaur and Writing On Stone Provincial Park!
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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West Edmonton mall and Royal Tyrell dinosuar museum also check out a NHL game where you can see either the Calgary Flames or Edmonton Oilers play if you like the Ice Hockey and then go visit the 1988 Calgary Olympic site.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:47 AM
 
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Couple of ideas south of Calgary..First link a very nice Indian museum,nice place to spend a few hours on your way to the second link where you can spend a few days.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site

Parks Canada - Waterton Lakes National Park - Waterton Lakes National Park
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Couple of ideas south of Calgary..First link a very nice Indian museum,nice place to spend a few hours on your way to the second link where you can spend a few days.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site

Parks Canada - Waterton Lakes National Park - Waterton Lakes National Park
Is there an echo in here?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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