Alberta Summer Season Bucket List - Things To Do In Alberta That You Have To Add To Your Summer Bucket List

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Edmonton is home, and Alberta is filled with the wild open fields of the prairies, mountains, fun events and so many things to explore. This Summer we are keeping it close to home and exploring our backyard. Here are our Summer bucket list items in Alberta:

Have a food experience (a foodgasm if you will) - With ton of events that are centered about food these events are on our must see, I mean taste list: Taste of Edmonton and Edmonton Heritage Festival and Cariwest.

Hike and Camp Sulphur Gates Take the short hiking trail to see the Sulphur Gates, an impressive cliff at the confluence of Smoky and Sulphur rivers. Dramatic rock formations adorn this site and define the two rivers in stark contrast. Sulphur Gates Campground is located in Sulphur Gates Provincial Recreation Area, 5 km north and 7 km west of Grande Cache off Hwy. 40. There are 22 equestrian campsites with corrals, and 2 equestrian day use sites. A short distance down the road there are 15 regular campsites suitable for tents or smaller RV's. From the parking lot at the campground, a short trail leads to lookout platforms with spectacular views of the Sulphur River canyon and the Smoky River.

Explore Drumheller Hoodoos Enjoy the 0.2-km loop trail near Drumheller, Alberta. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of five min to complete. This is a very popular area for walking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

Need for Speed: Downhill Karting by Skyline Luge – This gravity-fueled activity is located at the famous Winsport facility where the Winter Olympic Luge track is also located. Accessed via chairlift you will drop over 328 feet from the Start Zone and kart down the 5,905 feet of twisting track to the End Zone. Downhill Karting by Skyline Luge Calgary is a fun, fast-paced family activity that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy.

Go back in time and walk through Dinosaur Provincial Park - Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated a two hour drive east of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; or 48 kilometres, about a half-hour drive northeast of Brooks. The park is situated in the Red Deer River valley, which is noted for its striking badland topography, and abundance of dinosaur fossils.