Alberta Golf Destination Guides

Banff Springs GC

Destination: Banff

You can burn countless calories on the hiking trails around Banff -- or by spinning through the stores on its main drag. While you're in the area, take the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, go whitewater rafting or plan a side-trip to Lake Louise, where more stunning scenery awaits. And the Banff area is rich when it comes to spectacular golf, with gems such as Stanley Thompson's Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club , Kananaskis, Silvertip, Stewart Creek and more. Be warned, the golf window in the Canadian Rockies is short -- roughly mid-May to early October -- before Mother Nature starts preparing for ski season again.
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Calgary Skyline

Destination: Calgary

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.
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Edmonton Skyline

Destination: Edmonton

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.
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  • Banff Springs GC Destination: Banff

    You can burn countless calories on the hiking trails around Banff -- or by spinning through the stores on its main drag. While you're in the area, take the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, go whitewater rafting or plan a side-trip to Lake Louise, where more stunning scenery awaits. And the Banff area is rich when it comes to spectacular golf, with gems such as Stanley Thompson's Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club , Kananaskis, Silvertip, Stewart Creek and more. Be warned, the golf window in the Canadian Rockies is short -- roughly mid-May to early October -- before Mother Nature starts preparing for ski season again.
    ... full article »

  • Calgary Skyline Destination: Calgary

    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.
    ... full article »

  • Edmonton Skyline Destination: Edmonton

    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.
    ... full article »