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This vast state in western Canada was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the daughter of Queen Victoria and wife of the Governor General of Canada in the late 19th Century.
Alberta has a number of climatic regions - boreal forest in the northern half of the province, the 'Rockies' along the southwestern border and prairie land in much of the south. This plays host to a wide range of species - buffalo in the prairies; grizzly and black bears in mountain areas; moose and white-tail deer in the wooded regions. In its many rivers and lakes, you can enjoy swimming, fishing and water sports, whilst soaking up the tranquillity and spectacular views.
Summer is a great time to visit Alberta's cities. Edmonton has earned its name "The Festival City" with its world-class festivals - folk, heritage, music, dance, art and design, food, fashion - many taking place in Churchill Square. And don't miss Canada's biggest rodeo festival, "The Stampede", that takes place every July in Calgary. It is a great place to shop for some unique Alberta heritage crafts.
Talk to one of our experts today so they can design your perfect Alberta Holidays.
Best time to be there
The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.
For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.
For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.
Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.
Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
Nights: 11 | from £3,950pp
See the very best of the Canadian Rockies – its history, wildlife and natural beauty - driving from Calgary to Jasper then boarding the scenic Rocky Mountaineer... Find out more
Below are some of our suggested places to stay:
Nights: 11 | from £2,580pp
This cruise is filled with culture and history; of revolutionary uprisings in Boston, French flair in Quebec and the Celtic flavour of Nova Scotia – underpinned... Find out more
Nights: 11 | from £4,550pp
Alaska’s remote wilderness promises a host of natural wonders, from breaching whales and calving glaciers to frolicking seals and floating icebergs. Isolated... Find out more
Nights: 16 | from £5,680pp
From the bright lights, big city appeal of San Francisco and Vancouver to the remote beauty of Alaska’s incredible scenery and outstanding wildlife, this... Find out more
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Charlotte, Vicki, Heidi and Rod are experts in designing the perfect holiday in the USA and Canada to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.
To find out more about our North America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 717 or enquire online
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We especially enjoyed Nita Lake Lodge, we found it very beautiful with a "relaxed" style. We had a wonderful room and perfect service by very helpful and friendly staff. We just loved this place; peaceful, and yet close to Whistlers.
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