Alberta Bucket List: 50 EPIC Things to do in Alberta

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Alberta might just be Canada’s most geographically diverse province. Typically classified a “prairie province”, it offers so much more than that, from the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains and vast boreal forests to unending grasslands and arid, dinosaur fossil-bearing badlands.

Alberta’s scenic bounties and abundance of wildlife are the pride of locals, while Alberta’s five national parks (including Canada’s first as well as Canada’s largest!) attract tourists from every corner of the globe. Meanwhile, the province’s indigenous roots and modern-day multiculturalism are reflected in its wide range of cultural and historic attractions. There are so many things to do in Alberta that you could spend a lifetime exploring and still not see them all.

I was born and raised in Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, yet it took traveling to 50 countries and living abroad for 10+ years to fully appreciate just how magnificent my homeland is. I compiled this Alberta bucket list as much for myself as I did for the reader; I’ve personally only checked off most but not all of the entries, but my list will likely grow as I continue to uncover more amazing Alberta attractions that I MUST visit before I die.

The following Alberta attractions are arranged roughly from north to south.

Recommended reading:

– For nature lovers: 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta
– I recommend the Banff & Jasper Lonely Planet
– See this super useful site on planning road trips in Alberta