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Published on May 8th, 2017 | by Rael Tooch

Alberta, Your Pipeline to Great Adventures.

The Prairies, a region in Western Canada, consists of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. While it’s better known for farming, oil, mining and a rustic way of life, it is also very cosmopolitan in nature.

Here are some places to discover:

Banff National Park, Alberta.
Nestled in the heart of the splendid Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest park. Year after year, people flock here to marvel at the natural splendour that spans 6,641 square kilometres. From the azure waters of Lake Louise to the snow-capped peaks and wild flowers, you will be dazzled by your surroundings.

Scenic view of Lake Louise, Banff

Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba.
If you’re looking for lots of adventure and natural beauty, then this is the perfect destination for you. Here you can hike, canoe, watch moose, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the forest and witness the green lights of the Aurora Borealis at night. Or, if you prefer, simply laze in an Adirondack chair as you watch the world pass you by. There is much to discover and enjoy – you just need to make time to experience it all.

Family of hikers enjoying the beautiful view

Meadow Lake Provincial Park, Saskatchewan.
There are 165,893 hectares of natural park to explore – to be exact. That is a fortune of space, but the fortune favours you and your family as this favourite destination for vacationers offers something for everyone. As one of Canada’s largest provincial parks, it features more than 20 lakes, amazing fishing, cycling and horseback riding trails, wildlife viewing, a beach and campgrounds ranging from full service to remote backcountry sites.

A man fishing on his boat at sunset

Calgary Stampede, Calgary.
It’s been hailed as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” and attracts over a million visitors per year. Every July, people young and old flock to this 10-day event to see one of the world’s most exciting and largest rodeos. But it is more than just a rodeo – there’s chuckwagon racing, barrel racing, bull riding, First Nations exhibitions, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, parades and much more. Of course, you can’t forget about all the food and fun to be had by all, including cowboys and cowgirls.

Rodeo rider, Calgary Stampede

If you’re planning on taking a trip to the Prairies, then we have hotel and car rental deals just for you – take a look.

Parks Canada is celebrating 150 years and offering free admission to all national parks and historic sites, so discover what the Prairies can offer you.

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