The western province of Alberta is where you’ll find the Canada you see on the postcards – think lofty, snow-dusted peaks, over 600 tranquil mirror lakes and dramatic glaciers. Bears, moose and elk frequent the wilderness here, making road trips along the iconic Icefields Parkway, through Banff and Jasper National Parks, the stuff of a wildlife lover’s dreams. And if it’s excitement you’re after, look no further than the annual Calgary Stampede, a thundering dirt cloud of horses, cowboys and rodeo theatrics. Whether you opt for boating, kayaking, golfing, hiking or driving, an Alberta holiday promises plenty of scope for tailor-made travel; with a little help from our Experts you’ll have the perfect Canada adventure planned.
Popular Alberta Holidays
Our range of Alberta Journeys are lovingly designed by our Experts, offering a tailor-made travel experience, where you choose how you spend your time. Stroll along the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefields, gaze across the turquoise Peyto Lake or Lake Louise, and keep a look out for grizzlies along the road to Maligne. Whatever takes your fancy, all of our Journeys include everything from flights to hand-picked hotels, car hire and unique Canadian experiences. For more ideas or to create your own itinerary, talk to our Travel Experts today.
Where to Go in Alberta
Blaze a trail along the Icefields Parkway and discover the abundant Rocky Mountain peaks and mirror lakes of Banff and Jasper National Parks. If it's city living you prefer, try Calgary for its world-famous rodeo or Edmonton for its fascinating Fort Edmonton Park.
More About Alberta
Capital City: Edmonton
Currency: Canadian dollar
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required
Flight time: The London to Calgary flight time is 9 hours 15 minutes minutes
Main Airport: Calgary International Airport
Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.
Top 3 Things to Do in Alberta
- Drive the Icefields Parkway
- Hike through Banff and Jasper National Parks
- Observe the spectacle that is the Calgary Stampede (July)
When to Go to Alberta
The deeper you go into the mountains of Alberta, the more unpredictable the climate… but that’s the appeal. From spring through summer and autumn, this province is made for being outdoors – from hiking to biking to kayaking. And that doesn’t stop in the winter either – as soon as the temperatures begin to plummet Alberta is transformed into a wonderland of snow, where skiers and snowboarders will find plenty of fresh powder. It really is great for exploration year-round.
Why Book Your Alberta Holiday With Flight Centre
Alberta Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Alberta holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Local knowledge: With Experts in Canada and in the UK, we’ll not only tailor make an itinerary for you, but also offer local tips and advice to ensure you get the best out of your Alberta holiday.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book an Alberta holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated concierge and our 24/7 Emergency Assist service.