Alberta Travel Guide
Olympic Pedigree: Dutch skater Yvonne van Gennip won three gold medals and broke two world records during the 1988 Winter Games’ speed skating competitions.
Grab your fleece and hop aboard the Brewster Ice Explorer, which climbs up the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park.
A unesco World Heritage site in the prairies of southwestern Alberta, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump provides a fascinating look at the culture and traditions of the Blackfoot people.
Summer is prime viewing time for Jasper National Park's Columbia Ice Fields or the Athabasca Glacier.
There are regular shuttles to Sunshine Village, the main Banff ski resort, where you ride the gondola to the top. Try one of the less-challenging Goat's Eye runs.
A 3 1/2-hour route that takes you past the craggy rocks of a glacial moraine. A good ending point is the Sunnegga transit stop, where you can catch a ride back.
Take the Sunshine Meadows Alpine Shuttle to the Upper Access road and just start walking.