Welcome to Alberta - undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. Alberta is an exceptional vacation destination you won't soon forget, filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels. Located in the heart of western Canada, the province of Alberta is bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west and the prairies of Saskatchewan to the east. Banff and Jasper , world-renowned resorts in our Canadian Rockies, offer luxurious accommodation and fine dining. Take a day trip south and east into the Canadian Badlands and go back millions of years to the age of the dinosaurs. Or venture north into a land of pristine lakes, backcountry lodges, and northern lights.
Direct flights from most major centres take you to the vibrant cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Edmonton, our capital city, features North America's largest indoor shopping and entertainment complex , as well as an amazing menu of festivals. Each year, Calgary hosts the internationally acclaimed Calgary Stampede , which celebrated its 100th birthday in July.
Visitors to Canada require a valid passport. For information visit Canadian Border Services Agency . Please contact the nearest Canadian Consulate or Embassy for more information on travel visas for extended stays in Alberta.
Alberta, according to Environment Canada , has more sunshine annually than any other province or territory in Canada (312 days). We also have the most sunny days in the winter months (115 days). We're ranked number one for having the most comfortable weather, overall, in Canada.