Join Me As I Explore The Wild Side of Alberta, Canada

Photo credit - Travel Alberta
Photo credit – Travel Alberta

Two years ago, my partner and I spent a long, snowy weekend in the chilly but beautiful resort town of Banff, Alberta in Canada. It was my first exposure to this stunning province, but I vowed to one day return and see more of it – hopefully in temperatures a little warmer than -20 C/F. That time has come and next week I will explore the wild side of Alberta, Canada.

Home to any number of adventurous activities, next week I’ll be fulfilling a travel desire I’ve had lately – a great road trip. Starting in Calgary, I will then drive down The Cowboy Trail, a ribbon of pavement where the Old West is still alive and well. I’m going to keep some things a surprise, but amongst the many exciting adventures I can’t wait to experience next week include:

Bobsled Calgary
Photo credit – Tourism Calgary
  • Spending some time on a working cattle ranch, learning everything from trail riding to horse care and of course cowboy cooking as I spend the night.
  • Visit important sites, like the Head-Smashed-in Buffalo-Jump – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Camp out in Dinosaur Provincial Park where I’ll hike through the dig site and explore the beauty of the park on a special sunset tour.
  • Get closer to nature with visits to amazing natural sites like the Hoodoo’s and Horseshoe Canyon.
  • The drive! I can’t wait to stop at small diners, Western saloons and who knows what else on this beautiful, scenic route.
  • Don’t forget Calgary – while in the city I will visit the Canada Olympic Park and jump on North America’s fastest zipline and down the bobsled track in what guarantees to be a hair-raising good time.

There’s a lot more on my docket, but this is a great peek into what I know will be an amazing week exploring this beautiful province. As always, please be sure to follow along as I share my adventures as they happen by following the #ExploreAlberta hashtag on all social media platforms, but especially Twitter and Instagram.

Is there something I should make sure to see or do on my adventurous trip to Alberta?

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

1 thought on “Join Me As I Explore The Wild Side of Alberta, Canada”

  1. I was just in Banff – one of my fav places in the world. Still haven’t seen Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo-Jump, which I want to visit because it is called Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo-Jump. Have fun.

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