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Your clients know Alberta for Banff and Jasper National Parks, which define our iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west.  And they know that Alberta's international gateway cities of Calgary and Edmonton are vibrant centres for the arts, culture, shopping and dining.  But there are new and unique experiences emerging throughout the province to help your clients enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation that will have them needing to return season after season.  Stay apprised with activities throughout Alberta, for any time of year.

New Experiences in Alberta

Experiences

Banff Trail Riders

Banff brings the wild west to the Canadian Rockies. Your clients can take a scenic trail ride along the Bow River in a horse drawn wagon and then tuck into an authentic cowboy cookout. Or, saddle up for an overnight trail ride adventure and sleep in a backcountry lodge. 

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Bench Creek Brewing

Bench Creek Brewery is a brand new craft brewery tucked away in the wild spruce forests on your way from Edmonton to Jasper.  Stop in for a tour of the facility and to sample their complex signature ales and rich black porter. Plan to stay for lunch and they can arrange a catered meal for your group - while you indulge in another round.

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Bison Eye View at Elk Island National Park

This experience allows visitors the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the plains bison.  Observe the herd in its natural landscape.  Learn about the park's conservation program and the importance of bison in the prairies.  Enjoy hands-on experiences while exploring the bison handling facility.  Finish with beverages and local fare shared around a cozy campfire. Group tours are available by request.

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Calgary Craft Beer Tour

This Craft Beer tour is the perfect introduction to the city's local brewery scene.  The full day chauffeured tour, led by an expert host, features tastings at Village Brewery, CRAFT Beer Market, The Dandy Brewing Company, Tool Shed Brewing Company and Las Best Brewing and Distilling.  Participants will learn all about Alberta's farm to glass beer, enjoy lunch with pairings and receive unique takeaways.

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Calgary Food Tours

This food tour will take your clients to some of the city's best eateries on a guided three-hour walking tour. Visit a farmer's market to learn about regionally grown ingredients, or tour restaurants and meet local chefs in one of the city's food focused neighbourhoods. 

Now available year round!

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Eau Claire Distillery

Located in Turner Valley, this distillery uses ancient techniques, modern creativity and local grains and botanicals to produce its farm to glass premium distilled spirits. Clients can take a tour of Alberta's first independent craft distillery and visit the tasting room to sample these unique small-batch spirits. 

May - September 2016 with group packages available. 

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Edmonton Food Tours

A sister company of Karen Anderson's successful Calgary Food Tours - explore Whyte Avenue, 104 Street and the Strathcona Farmers' Market.  Taste your way through the historic Old Strathcona district with a local guide.  Meet with Edmonton chefs, producers and farmers.  Enjoy regional flavours, artisanal products and farm fresh produce at 5-7 neighborhood eateries.  Available Saturday afternoons and for private group bookings.

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Homeplace Ranch

Is a ranch passionate about the connection between human and horse. The Horse Awareness Program teaches riders how to communicate with their horse. Or suggest the Wine and Beer Ride, which travels through rolling foothills and includes a cold local brew in a wildflower meadow. 

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Journey 2050 With The Calgary Stampede

Journey 2050 is an interactive school program for kids aged 10-16 exploring the question "How will we sustainably feed the world in 2050?" Using an iPad, students will follow three families from Canada, Kenya and India to learn about sustainable farming and community building around the world. This inquiry-based program is four hours long and takes place at Stampede Park.

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Kitchen By Brad

Your clients can be treated to a private culinary experience with one of Edmonton's top chefs. Class themes vary by season and include a cooking demonstration by celebrated chef Brad Smoliak, culinary tips and a family style five-course tasting paired with wine. 

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Rocking R Guest Ranch

Rocking R Guest Ranch is a picturesque country getaway less than an hour outside Calgary. Tap into your inner cowboy while indulging in luxury accommodation, gourmet breakfast and spa treatments.  If your clients are new to riding suggest the two night introduction to horseback package.

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Skyline Luge at Winsport Canada Olympic Park

Is the longest luge run in Canada and great fun for all ages. While navigating the many twists and turns of this adrenaline spiking 1.8 km (5,905 ft) long track, your clients will enjoy fantastic views of the Calgary skyline.  

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The Spirit of Alberta Tasting Tour
This tour goes on a journey along the historic Cowboy Trail, where you'll clients will discover the region's earliest craft beer, learn about an ancient fermented beverage and sample spirits at one of Calgary's boutique distilleries.  The full day chauffeured tour features tastings at Big Rock Brewery, Okotoks Erratic, Chinook Honey Company & Chinook Arch Meadery and Eau Claire Distillery. More info
Studio Bell - National Music Centre

The National Music Centre (NMC) in Calgary is a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music. In our new home at Studio Bell, we will preserve and celebrate Canada’s music story and inspire a new generation of music lovers through programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation and exhibitions.

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Sundog Stargazing Experience

This tour takes visitors into Jasper National Park for a closer look at the countless constellations, planets and Milky Way in the world's second largest designated Dark Sky Preserve. Interpretive star gazing in the observatory dome is followed by a guided outdoor experience. 

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Sunshine Village Historical Snowshoe and Fondue Tour

This tour offers an unique opportunity to learn about the area's First Nations and European pioneers, while exploring a pristine snow draped wilderness. The 3.5 hour experience, led by local guides, includes hot cocoa and cookies, a traditional Swiss style cheese fondue and panoramic alpine views. 

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Via Ferrata

Located on Mt. Norquay, the Via Ferrata is one of the Canadian Rockies newest adventure activities. With instruction from certified guides, your clients will climb up a steep rock face along fixed ladders, bridges and cables. All equipment is included and no previous climbing experience is necessary. 

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XperienceCalgary by Round The Block Tours

Tours provide an informative overview of the city's unique neighborhoods and major attractions.  Starting at the base of the Calgary Tower, guests will embark on a three hour guided tour tht touches on taking in sights like Heritage Park, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park and the Military Museums.  Tours run May 1 into October.

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