Probably the most beautiful of Canada’s ten provinces, Alberta is home to the Canadian Rockies, several National Parks and numerous ski resorts. It also has a small but eclectic handful of cities, brim-full with historic and cultural gems, shopping districts, fine restaurants and trendy bars. One of the most affluent regions of Canada, and indeed the world, if you’re looking for some top-notch cafe culture to relax in after visiting the breathtaking landscapes, a hotel in Alberta will not disappoint.
Where to Stay in Alberta
Calgary — While Alberta’s largest city owes its existence primarily to the region’s oil industry, Calgary has long been much more than just an industrial hub. Combining monumental skyscrapers with exquisite heritage sites, an amusement park and even its own rodeo, a hotel in Calgary is the perfect spot to return to whilst exploring Alberta’s delights.
Edmonton — The capital of Alberta, Edmonton is also one of Canada’s greenest cities, with an abundance of lush river valley parkland and forests. A popular centre for shopping with its high-end malls, Edmonton also offers a visual feast with its modern architectural statements that include the striking Art Gallery of Alberta.
Red Deer — For cultural enthusiasts, a hotel in Red Deer is the answer for you. Its broad selection of theatres, music venues and art galleries mean you won’t easily run out of activities to keep you on your toes. While the city itself is low-lying, it is located just a few miles from the nearest ski resort. So wrap up warm, and don’t forget your skis!
Lethbridge — Being located close the Canadian Rockies means a hotel Lethbridge is popular with hikers and other outdoor fanatics. Its proximity to the mountains also gives it a milder climate than the rest of the region, making this the perfect spot for summer sports. In fact, Lethbridge even has its own 6,500-seat multipurpose stadium.
How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Alberta
With several National Parks and the Canadian Rockies on its doorstep, Alberta has no shortage of things to see. Head out hiking in Banff or Jasper National Park to enjoy two of the most breathtaking and untarnished regions in the world. Here you are sure to see some unique wildlife, whether elk, moose or the magnificent golden eagle. These parks are also home to creatures such as grizzly bears and wild cats so book yourself a specialist tour and pack your binoculars.
Yee-hah! Watch out - it’s the Calgary Stampede, an exciting rodeo which takes place annually in Alberta’s largest city. For something more relaxed, head to Calgary Zoo or indulge in the shopping, theatres, art galleries and fine dining on offer in Alberta’s other cities. As the Albertans tend to take their food seriously, visitors will find there are plenty of fine dining to be had. Whatever you want from your Alberta holiday, a stay in a Alberta hotel will no doubt prove unforgettable.