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8 Seriously Underrated Destinations to Explore in Alberta

Written by L & J

Want to avoid the crowds that promise to descend on one of the most picturesque provinces in Canada? Check out these seriously underrated destinations in Alberta, Canada.

8. Writing-on-stone Provincial Park

This special corner of Alberta contains the largest collection of rock art in North America, with Petroglyphs and pictographs carved into the sandstone walls. This corner of Southern Alberta boasts history, stunning landscapes and plenty of things to see and do.


7. Elk Island National Park

Located east of Edmonton, this national park is loaded with widlife, stunning landscapes and the opportunity for outdoor recreation. Whether you visit in the summer or winter, chances are you will plenty of photo opportunities. Fun Fact: It is Canada’s largest completely enclosed national park – and second only to the Serengeti in numbers of hoofed wildlife that call this place home.


6. Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Located in Southern Alberta, many locals still don’t know about this place. Visit in the summer for beaches and mountain biking or in the winter for plenty of snowshoe and cross country ski trails.


5. Crimson Lake Provincial Park

If you haven’t guessed, this lake gets its name from the incredible colours of the setting sun. There are a slew of activities to enjoy here including new winter camping available this year.


4. Cline River

This picture perfect river flows from Pinto Lake and joins the North Saskatchewan River at Lake Abraham. There are plenty of photo ops just like this one along this beautiful river.


3. Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park

This remote and rugged park is home to Alberta’s tallest waterfall, Kakwa Falls. Visitors will find a large diversity of plants and animals here, as well as some incredible backcountry camping.

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2. Maligne Canyon

Located in Jasper National Park this canyon measures over 50m deep. Visit during the summer or winter for stunning views.


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1. Waterton Lakes

One of the most popular summer destinations, it’s often overlooked in the winter. Visit here for unspoiled snow, plenty of wildlife and exceptional hospitality.

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L & J

Lindsay and Jenny are the founders of Women Who Explore. Creating this community and bringing women together, as well as showing the world that women can indeed do anything is pretty much their goal in life.

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