Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump is one of the biggest, oldest and best preserved of its kind in North America. For thousands of years, this was the most effective way for our First Nations to hunt bison. The Bar U Ranch National Historic Site is a tribute to the ranching history of western Canada, and the Alberta Prairie Railway from Stettler takes guests on a genuine Wild West steam train trip.
Drive east across the endless golden prairies and the fertile land suddenly drops away into a strange moonscape of multicoloured, layered sandstone and otherwordly rock formations known as hoodoos. The Canadian Badlands - even the name is mysterious. A naturally occurring, dramatic carved amphitheatre rests in the heart of the Badlands and each summer, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play invites people to witness the power of an Alberta community and its volunteers. Some of the most important dinosaur discoveries in the world have been unearthed here and can be seen at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. Encourage your clients to travel to Dinosaur Provincial Park, where they will be amazed by the abundance of fossils, unusual wildlife and stunning vistas.
Waterton Lakes National Park is tucked away in the southwest corner of Alberta and is part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The park is home to a rich variety of wildlife; sightings of bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk and black bear are common. Visitors can explore Red Rock Canyon, take a guided hike, soak up the sun on Upper Waterton Lake or cruise across the water to Montana.more info www.canadianbadlands.com