A woman walks along a via ferrata walkway between two mountains above a forested valley below.

Adventure Travel

Alberta’s raw, expansive landscapes will unlock your sense of adventure. 

Canada’s Alberta is a year-round adventure seeker’s playground, filled with Wild Spaces begging to be explored and Adventure Sports for those who want to challenge themselves.

For a true sense of accomplishment, try one of Alberta’s many bucket-list worthy Wilderness Escapes or seek out thrills and get your heart pumping with a variety of Adrenaline Activities

Wild spaces

Roam landscapes that inspire adventure

Head in any direction and you’ll find yourself imagining bagging peaks, running rivers, shredding singletrack or just exploring the land to your heart’s content. This is a wild, expansive place with room to really get out there.

Explore National & Provincial Parks

Watch northern lights from serene frozen lakes.

Connect with stunning spaces

That feeling you get when you experience nature and feel equally calm and amazed? That happens a lot here.

From dancing northern lights to jagged peaks, open prairie to dense boreal forests, nature never ceases to astonish in Alberta. Chasing adrenaline takes on a whole new meaning, combining epic views with your favourite activities.

Get way out in nature

Chase your wildest adventure dreams, from hiking high alpine ridges to surfing standing river waves. The best part is, adventure here is as remote or as close-by as you want it to be, with options for all skill levels and tastes. 

There’s no shortage of things to see and do, meaning you can load a trip itinerary and still not come close to seeing it all.

Woman hiking on a cliff with snow-capped mountain peaks in the background.
Walk above the clouds on high-alpine trails.

Sprawling prairies. Massive mountains. Endless rolling foothills. Alberta truly has it all.

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Adventure sports

Your heart rate starts to climb. Is it adrenaline or the views?

For those who like challenging themselves, and for all who know the meaning of “type two fun” — Alberta’s landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for adventure sports enthusiasts. From the highest mountain peak, to the deepest, darkest caverns and everything in between, the only limits are your own.

Less experienced but game to try something new?
No matter your skill level, you’ll find Albertans to be friendly, welcoming, and always happy to stop and share their skills.

Two people mountain biking over hills during sunset.
All-day singletrack awaits you in the mountains.
View from below an ice climber making their way through a glacier canyon.
Challenge your limits with amazing ice-climbing routes.
Go deep on a spelunking adventure in ancient caverns.
Someone river surfing through waves of a river with a forest in the background.
Surf standing river waves surrounded by forests.
Two people crouched as they walk away from a running helicopter that landed in the alpine of the mountains.

Wilderness escapes

Epic multi-day adventures

Don’t forget your boots and backpack. Spend a week (or more!) surrounded by views of the Canadian Rockies with some of the best thru-hikes and out-and-back routes in the world. With well maintained hiking and backpacking trails and no shortage of scenic campgrounds, you’ll be glad you took the time to explore.

Explore Hiking

Explore Climbing & Mountaineering

A group of backcountry skiers skinning up a ridge towards the sun that is peaking over the summit.

Did you know?

With four alpine huts and two major icefield crossings, the Wapta Traverse is Canada’s most famous backcountry skiing traverse.

Canoe circuits

It doesn’t get more Canadian than exploring with a paddle in hand, carrying everything you need in your canoe or kayak. Head up to the Lakelands district of Northern Alberta for a multi-day backcountry canoe circuit on some of Alberta’s largest lakes. 

Explore Paddling

Adrenaline activities

Heart-pounding action

Alberta is the go-to for adventure in Canada, and it might be why we churn out our fair share of adrenaline seekers. Come and see for yourself. You might find yourself heading home with a new hobby or better yet, booking your next vacation here. 

Battle wild whitewater on the Bow River.
Soar through the Canadian Rockies on a zipline.

Accessible adventure

All are welcome

Choose your pace, then choose your adventure. Rocky Mountain Adaptive removes barriers from experiencing the magic that is the Canadian Rockies. Kids and adults with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities can take lessons or book individual and group experiences. Specialized sporting equipment is also available to rent.

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