What to Do: After Moving to Canada’s Most Beautiful province:
After moving to a new city you’re often far more interested in exploring what the area has to offer than the steadfast locals who’ve spent years there. It’s not uncommon for people to take for granted the unique wonders of their city, and that’s especially easy in provinces like Alberta where just outside of city limits the adventures are plentiful. This sense of childlike splendor about your new environment is beneficial for you and the locals you’ll encounter. Seeing sights through a newcomer or a tourist can reinvigorate a person’s sense of amazement in their city’s charms. So if you’ve a recently moved to Alberta or are thinking of moving to Alberta, grab a new friend and cross these off your bucket list within your first year.
Explore Rat’s Nest Cave
Rat’s Nest Cave is a popular attraction at Canmore Caverns, and for excellent reasons. The cave is located under Grotto Mountain and despite the guided tours Rat’s Nest remains completely undeveloped—meaning no hand rails, lighting or walkways. The caving experience begins after a serene 30-minute hike, and then tour guides take cavers through the underground world and discuss the geological history, animal and human uses for caves, and fossils. Although no artificial lights (outside of headlamps) are in the cave, the adventure still offers plenty of opportunities to capture wonderful photos.
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Dinosaur aficionados will adore the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, which has one of the world’s largest dinosaur collections, many of which are full scale. The museum is surrounded by the Badlands, an eerily-beautiful landscape of towering rock formations and strips of dinosaur bones. The museum also has kid-friendly activities like creating fossil casts to unearthing replica bones.
Attend the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world’s largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.
Attend a Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers Match
If you’re able to get a ticket to one of the few Flames versus Oilers games that occur during the NHL season, then be sure to do so. Both teams have die-hard fans who truly make these rival matches something to behold.
Drive the Icefields Parkway
Some of Canada’s most majestic scenes are found in the Icefields Parkway, a 232 kilometer-long drive that winds through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This adventure offers access to an unbridled wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and extensive valleys.
Edmonton Summer Festivals
Once people have shed their winter attire, the areas two greatest festivals pop up: Edmonton Folk Music Festival and Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. The Folk Festival is one of the world’s leading music attractions, annually bringing in about 80,000 eager music fanatics to appreciate various musicians and concerts on the banks of the river valley. For theatre devotees, the Fringe Theatre Festival is the world’s second-largest theatre extravaganza with 500,000 visitors and 1,000 performers.
Visit Fish Creek Provincial Park
Fish Creek is one of the world’s biggest urban wildernesses clocking in at 54 miles of territory to explore. The park offers an abundance of biking, hiking and running.
Jasper Sky Tram
For any wilderness photographer taking the Jasper Sky Tram is an absolute necessity. The lift ride offers unmatched sweeping views of the Canadian Rockies from a truly unique angle.
The Calgary zoo is a phenomenal attraction showcasing more than 1,000 different species and a nearly six-acre botanical garden. Founded in 1929, the zoo is Alberta’s oldest registered charity, and continues being a North American leader concerning wildlife conservation and public education.
Remember to Breathe
If you’ve already completed the above options, or if none of them suit your fancy, then watch Travel Alberta’s “Remember to Breathe,” video. It offers a splendid sight into what opportunities await in Alberta for those willing to seize them.
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