Alberta is a big piece of land and as such it can be intimidating to try to plan an outing. With so many places and things to see just where do you start? I’ve compiled a short list of some of my favorite things and places to visit in Alberta, hopefully this list will help spark off your next road trip!
- The Hoodoos of Drumheller Valley
First on the list, The Hoodoos of Drumheller were created over the course of thousands of years by insurmountable forces of wind and water. Located in the badlands of Alberta, walking by these formations will remind you of the awesome power of nature. If you are looking for a relatively easy hike that will be fun for the whole family I would definitely recommend this one for your short list!
- The World’s Largest Tyrannosaurus Rex
While in Drumheller why not check out this ‘towering terrible lizard’? Located by Rotary Spray Park in Drumheller this huge Dino measures 86ft tall or just about 4.5 times the size of a real T-Rex and can be entered at the bottom. After climbing 106 stairs visitors can expect an impressive view of the city and the surrounding area. This monstrous medley of mortar also holds the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Dinosaur.
- Frank Slide
Heading down south in the Crowsnest Pass under the shadow of Turtle Mountain rests the remains of the greatest landslide in North American History. Over the course of about one minute and forty seconds in 1903, about 30 million cubic meters of limestone came crashing down forever altering the area. The slide area was made a Provincial Historical Site in 1977 and in 1985 a “Frank Slide Interpretive Centre” was built in the town of Frank.
- Red Rock Canyon – Waterton Lakes National Park
Tucked away in the South-West corner of Alberta, nestled inside of beautiful Waterton Lakes National Park, is the Red Rock Canyon. An absolutely stunning area, the canyon is layered with colourful red, green, and white bedrock leading down into a crystal clear river.
Short but sweet, and hopefully enough to get the adventurous fire burning in your traveling spirit. For more information on any of these locations just click on the above pictures. From all of us at Guarantee RV, Happy Travels!