National Parks / Natural World in Alberta with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Alberta has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in Alberta offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

The state of Alberta itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Banff Gondola Mountaintop Experience

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    Banff

    Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff to experience a bird's eye view of six mountain ranges. At the Banff Gondola, you'll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime. This ...

  • Banff National Park

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    Banff

    Banff National Park is 1 1/2 hrs drive west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. From Banff's humble beginnings as a 26 square kilometre hot springs reserve, Banff National Park now consists of 6,641 square ...

  • Devonian Botanic Garden

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    Devon

    With 190 acres to explore, the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden has something to appeal to plant enthusiasts, nature-lovers, families and anyone seeking to spend a few idyllic hours in ...

  • Jasper Adventure Centre

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    Jasper

    Your Adventure has begun! You have found Jasper National Park famous for its wildlife and scenery. Located in Western Canada, Jasper National Park, the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies ...

  • Malinge Rafting adventures

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    Jasper

    We are Jasper's premier rafting company offering more rivers, more trips and more variety than any other company in the Canadian Rockies. For an authentic Alberta river rafting adventure, look no ...

  • Raven Adventures

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    Jasper

    The Raven Adventures is a privately owned, small-based, environmentally-friendly company that offers a high level of personal service. Multi-lingual guides are fluent in French, Spanish, and English. ...

  • Whitewater Rafting in jasper

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    Jasper

    An excellent introduction to white water rafting. Travelling approximately 9 km, you encounter many Class 2 white water rapids. In rain or shine, people from ages 6 (minimum) through 90 have ...

  • Wild Blue Yonder rafting

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    Grande Cache

    An excellent intro to white water rafting. The whole family will enjoy this class 2/3 fun and exciting trip. Experience team paddling through the spectacular Sulphur Canyon. The winding canyon walls ...

  • Banff Adventures

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    Calgary

    For over a decade, Banff Adventures Unlimited has helped visitors experience the best of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Offering the full array of winter and summer activities ...

  • The Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience

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    Banff

    The Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a ...

  • Banff Park Museum

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    Banff

    The Banff Park Museum is a national historic site because the museums original exhibit collection reflect and commemorate an early approach to the interpretation of natural history in Canada.

  • The Blue River Campground

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    Jasper

    We have 16 rugged rental canoes, safety equipment included, that are waiting for you to explore the lakes around Blue River.The fine sandy beach is perfect for kids and adults alike.Wildlife ...

  • Jasper National Park

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    Jasper

    The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies with 10,878 square km of mountain wilderness. Jasper is the wildest of the mountain parks, and contains a superb backcountry trail system as well as ...

  • Banff Fishing Unlimited

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    Canmore

    Alberta's year round guiding and outfitting service for Fly fishing, Spin fishing, Lake Trout charters, and Ice fishing in and around the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park, Canmore, Calgary and ...

  • Cross Zee Ranch

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    Canmore

    Fabulous mountain trail rides for ages 6 to 100. There are many scenic trails to choose from in the vast riding terrain where we offer Horseplay in the CanadianRockies!

  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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    Banff

    A tour that takes you to natural thermal springs, around which the first national park was established.

  • Elk Island National Park

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    Fort Saskatchewan

    Located less than an hour away from Edmonton, Elk Island National Park of Canada protects the wilderness of the aspen parkland, one of the most endangered habitats in Canada.

  • Waterton Lakes National Park

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    Waterton Park

    Rugged, windswept mountains rise abruptly out of gentle prairie grassland in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park. Here, several different ecological regions meet and interact in a landscape ...

  • The Grande Prairie Maize

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    Grande Prairie

    This MAiZE is owned and operated by The Halwa Family

  • Edmonton Corn Maze

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    Spruce Grove

    Visit Edmonton’s original corn maze where our huge, mind-bending corn maze will keep you guessing! Each year we unveil a new and exciting maze design and look forward to getting thousands of ...

  • Cluny Corn Maze

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    Cluny

    Fun in the Country at the Country Farmhouse. This MAiZE owned and operated by Dianne and Donald Brown

  • Waskasoo Environmental Education Society

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    Red Deer

    An amazing park and sanctuary, with history, wildlife, and various programs and features including the Kerry Wood Nature Centre.

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  • Galaxyland

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    Edmonton

    The world's largest indoor amusement park is in Edmonton, with over 24 spectacular rides and play areas - for kist of all ages!

  • Wild Rapids

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    Sylvan Lake

    Only 90 minutes from Edmonton or Calgary, WILD RAPIDS WATERSLIDE PARK, in Sylvan Lake, is the perfect place for a day of fun in the sun! Take a dive on the Kami Kazi & Hari Kari speed slides. ...

  • Douglas Fir Resort Waterpark

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    Banff

    Water fun is the best at the Douglas Fir Resort! You and your family can enjoy an exhilarating ride down our two indoor waterslides; bathe in our swimming pool, or simply relax in the whirlpools, ...

  • Drumheller Aqua Plex

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    Drumheller

    The Dinosaur Capital of the World! A few hours on good all-weather highways will take you into another world - the world of startling contrasts between the deep past and the exciting present. ...

  • World Waterpark

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    Northwest Edmonton

    Experience the WORLD'S largest indoor wave pool, AND tallest indoor bungee tower at the West Edmonton Mall, with 17 unique water features!

  • Syncrude Aquatic Centre

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    Fort McMurray

    Offering olympic size pool, diving boards, leisure pool, a family whirlpool, family water park, splay play park, a selection of varying slides including several small ones, lazy river and dumping ...

  • The Alberta Birds Of Prey Center

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    Coaldale

    The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre is Canada's largest birds of prey facility. Situated on a 70-acre wetland area site, our centre is a celebration of nature featuring hawks, falcons, eagles and owls ...

  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre

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    Calgary

    This 36-hectare wildlife reserve offers more than two kilometres of level walking trails and over 1 km of nature trails, throughout the riverine forest, by the flowing river and alongside a peaceful ...

  • Calgary Zoo Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park

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    Calgary

    Calgary Zoo is Canada's 2nd largest zoo offering over 1000 rare animals and a variety of birds, reptiles and amphibians in natural habitat enclosures.The Prehistoric Park displays 19 life size ...

  • Valley Zoo

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    Edmonton

    Come to the Valley Zoo for a roaring good time and to visit the more than 100 exotic, endangered and native species.Come and learn about the Valley Zoo's involvement in the Species Survival Plan and ...

  • Sea Life Caverns

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    Northwest Edmonton

    An underground aquarium that is home to more than 100 species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, penguins , and even sea lion shows!

  • Minnewanka Lake Cruise

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    Banff

    Lake Minnewanka lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park. Minnewanka Lake Cruise provides a unique sightseeing tour experience on one of two 48 passenger Lake Cruisers or the ...

  • Jasper Raft Tours

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    Jasper

    We invite you to travel with us on a river rafting adventure and share our love of whitewater, wilderness, and friendship. Our rafting trips are great for young and old alike looking for a more mild ...