Spectacular scenery and the highest number of sunny days in Canada, Alberta is a fantastic destination.If you’re looking for dramatic landscapes with beautiful lakes and mountains, few destinations can equal Alberta. From skiing and hiking in Lake Louis to travelling on the streetcar in the capital city of Edmonton, there’s something for everyone.
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Summer temperatures average 23 degrees Celsius with highs of 30 degrees. In the coldest months of January and February, you can expect an average low of -10 degrees, with temperatures falling as low as -40.
Annual rainfall is between 12 and 24 inches per year, with a snowfall of up to 30 feet in the Canadian Rockies.
Leisure & Activities
The largest ski resort in Alberta, Lake Louis is ideal for all levels of skiing experience. If you’re not a skier, there’s still plenty to see and do with spectacular views of the lake and Victoria Glacier. There’s also the opportunity to try your hand at hiking with hiking trails up to Lake Agnes.
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta Province and is a fascinating city to visit. Situated on the North Saskatchewan River, it has many museums and cultural events. One of the more unusual activities is to travel on the High Level Bridge Streetcar, which is a beautifully restored vintage tram that offers fantastic views over the Edmonton River Valley.
Jasper National Park
Situated in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park is an immense wilderness with huge lakes, glaciers and spectacular mountains. It’s the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and offers visitors the chance to experience stunning scenery with hiking on organised trails or by hiring a bicycle.