Southern Alberta, Canada
travel, tourism information
South Alberta Region
South Alberta Canada communities are surrounded by a vast and diverse eco system, a good selection of historic sites, provincial and national parks and a network of lakes, reservoirs, canals, wetlands and rivers.
Southern Alberta consists of high mountain peaks, lush forests and alpine lakes in the west... to prairie grasslands, red rock cliffs, river valleys and the coulees and hoodoos of the Canadian Badlands in the east.
Southern Alberta, whether you explore west or east, is very much cowboy country. Communities host rodeos and special events. There are farms and ranches located on the outskirts of almost every community. Many with horses and cattle. Most are surrounded by corrals, red barns and large farming homesteads.
The southern communities are some of the older communities in the province. Many have a long history therefore they are located near historical sites depicting the lives of the early First Nation people and the first European settlers.
There are many historical destinations that are protected by the province of Alberta and the communities. They protect the history of the dinosaur, First Nation people, European settlers, fur traders and the NWMP (North West Mounted Police).
The historical landmarks in Southern Alberta include pioneer settlements, archeological sites, wooden forts, battle sites, native villages, hunting grounds, wildlife sanctuaries and farming homesteads.
Southern Alberta is considered a premier archeological destination for studying and learning about dinosaurs. Throughout Southern Alberta there are dinosaur attractions and protected dig sites and parkland.
Southern Alberta parks, lakes, rivers, forests, foothills, badlands, prairie grasslands and mountains provide many year round adventures. There are self guided activities in all the communities and... in many communities, there are tour companies and guiding services available.Some of the summer activities enjoyed in South Alberta include hiking, backpacking, wilderness camping, golfing, fishing, camping, mountain biking, cycling, horseback riding, river rafting, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, rock climbing, boating, sailing and wind surfing, water skiing, jet skiing and scuba diving.
After the snow falls and the temperatures drop some of the winter adventures include xc skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice climbing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and ice skating.
Neighbouring Canada Regions
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