Wellness Travel Things to Know About Alberta

In the province of Alberta, spa-goers and the wellness-minded traveler will find the greatest number of spas concentrated in the areas of Calgary and Banff/Lake Louise. But it’s not really the spas that bring visitors to Alberta – it’s the spectacular natural attractions and outdoor activities. Wellness-minded travellers should choose Alberta for its “mountain medicine.”

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Things you should know before you go:

The Canadian Rockies offer visitors a variety of geographic landscapes, alpine meadows, emerald lakes, rushing waterways, backcountry wilderness and some of the best hiking and skiing in Canada.

Edmonton, the capital of Alberta is knows as the Festival City.

The province boasts almost two dozen scenic drives.

Calgary prides itself on being a “cowboy town” especially during July and the Calgary Stampede – billed “the greatest outdoor show on Earth.”

This is where you’ll find two of the most popular national parks in the country – Banff National Park and Jasper National Park.