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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.

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Canada

Best time to be there

The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.

Fly to

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.

Flying time

For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.

Time difference

Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.

Visas

Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.

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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:

Classic Rockies featuring Rocky Mountaineer

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Birds, Bears and Belugas

Nights: 7 | from £7,976pp

A short but sweet wildlife extravaganza to the arctic post of Churchill on the Hudson Bay to see beluga whales in their hundreds, polar bears, seals,... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Safari & Wildlife

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Highlights of the Maritimes

Nights: 18 | from £2,490pp

You’re in the driving seat as you hit the road to explore a world full of fresh sea air, mouth-watering food and some of the friendliest people you will... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of the Rockies

Nights: 8 | from £2,090pp

Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty and history of the Canadian Rockies by day, staying in picturesque mountain resorts by night during this self-drive... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Vibrant Toronto and Fogo Island Adventure

Nights: 7 | from £3,450pp

Combine the vibrancy of Canada’s most cosmopolitan city with its most intrepid island experience, with the Flexibility to include additional time in either... Find out more

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff, Alberta

The Fairmont Banff Springs is another member of the famous 'Grand Railway Hotels'. These hotels were conceived in the 19th century as a way for the Canadian... Find out more

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Fairmont Chateau

Lake Lousie, Alberta

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Lousie appears in thousands of visitors photographs each year with its signature location on the shores of this dazzling lake.... Find out more

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper, Alberta

Apparently the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge was set up as something of a rival to the Banff Springs. Now both hotels are part of the Fairmont Group many... Find out more

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Kensington Riverside Inn

Alberta

Situated just north of downtown Calgary, Kensington Riverside Inn is a stylish boutique accommodation with an intimate ambience. The 19 rooms and suites... Find out more

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Moose Hotel & Suites

Banff

Situated in the heart of downtown Banff you can enjoy the immediacy of the shops, museums and national park against the backdrop of the magnificent Rockies.... Find out more

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Holland America Cruise - Canada & New England

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

Holiday type: Group departure

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Silversea Cruise – Anchorage to Vancouver

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

Holiday type: Group departure

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Alaskan Discovery Ft. Holland America Cruise

Nights: 13 | from £5,380pp

Alaska’s vast wilderness, rich wildlife and evocative gold rush history is superbly showcased on this voyage which contrasts its natural glory with the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Alaskan discovery - Ft. Regent Seven Sea Cruises

Nights: 13 | from £6,680pp

This Alaska cruise and its pre and post stays delve into the heart of this vast wilderness with its magnificent scenery, fabulous wildlife and superb... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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San Francisco to Vancouver discovery Ft. Regent Seven Seas Cruise

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

Holiday type: Group departure

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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.

Read about our lastest experiences in North America in our Travel Blog pages.

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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