Alberta Golf Destinations
Alberta's capital city is best known for West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in North America. At 5.3 million square feet square feet, "The Mall" -- as its simply known around these parts -- is home to more than 800 stores, about 100 restaurants and watering holes, a pair of movie theaters, two hotels, an amusement park, a waterslide park, a shooting range, a sea-lion show and an underground aquarium.
Alberta's largest city is famous for the Calgary Stampede, a medley of midway rides, rodeo, country music and line-dancing, beer-drinking bashes. Ironically, the 10 days of what's called the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth each July might be the easiest time to score a tee-time in the Stampede City because everybody else has temporarily gone Wild West. In 2011, CNN listed the Stampede, which attracts 250,000 visitors a year, as one of the top five parties in the world.