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Jasper, Alberta food tour

4 sites to explore in Alberta

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posted January 30, 2019
Alberta’s spectacular natural features are complemented by its fascinating history and entertaining attractions. These four activities provide a sampling of the variety of experiences in a province bounded by Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west and Canadian Badlands to the east:

Walk and talk (and eat) in Jasper

Foodie tours in Jasper National Park include short walks and informative talks between four downtown restaurants and several points of interest. The three-hour tour departs daily at 2:30 p.m.

Hike through history

The Victoria Trail Voyageur Experience is an immersive program that links the fur trade story with Métis Crossing and Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site, located an hour northeast of Edmonton. Groups participate in activities that include weaving, hiking and canoeing.

Horse racing is back

Edmonton’s Northlands Park closed at the end of the 2016, but a new track will open its gates in April. Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, located next to Edmonton International Airport, will offer 100 race days per year, and the multi-level casino will provide gaming as well as host concerts and festivals year-round.

Don’t forget the dinosaurs

The visitor center in Drumheller is guarded by a XXXL-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex, and this southern Alberta town is home to Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. Inside Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to that branch of science, visitors can enjoy educational programs and one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs.

These four activities are only the beginning. To get more itinerary ideas for Alberta, contact Desiree Gibson, business development director for Travel Alberta or go to

Top photo: Jasper food tour
Photo by Brian Van Tighem