Alberta is one of Canada's western provinces that has a more temperate climate than some of its neighbours, making it a popular tourist destination. While Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, the largest city is actually Calgary. Both cities have an impressive range of attractions and places to visit. If you wish to explore the area, our car hire pick up locations in both Edmonton and Calgary can be easily accessed and arranged online.
When visiting Edmonton be sure to visit one of the many arrays of museums. The Royal Alberta Museum displays an impressive entomology and arachnology collections as well as a variety of exhibitions, highlighting the region's culture and history. Those who prefer science to history can head over to the Telus World of Science, which houses a planetarium, an observatory and an IMAX theatre. For something a little out of the ordinary, the Alberta Aviation Museum is also well worth a visit.
Edmonton Fringe Festival
In the summer, Edmonton is very much the place to be, with the city hosting a wide range of music and arts festivals.
The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is the largest and oldest annual arts festival in North America, with over 200 shows taking place every year. Recent acts have included magicians, comedians, acrobats and other great performers.
The Calgary Stampede
Calgary is proud of its annual Stampede, which locals like to refer to as 'The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth'. For anyone wanting to get a real taste of old-fashioned North American life, this show is an absolute must. Held every July, it attracts over a million visitors each year with its stage shows, rodeos, parades, competitions and concerts.
The Banff Centre
To explore more of this breath-taking country, hiring a car in our Banff pick up branch can give you the freedom to travel and visit places like the Banff Centre for Continuing Education. With the motto 'Inspiring Creativity', it is globally recognised as an excellent arts, cultural and educational institution. While the focus is on educational programmes, it also hosts a unique range of events, including the Mountain Film Festival.
Five of Canada's fourteen UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in Alberta and the province is perfectly located as a base for exploring the beautiful landscape of the Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park and Jasper National Park are connected by the Icefields Parkway, also known as Highway 93 North and regarded as one of the most scenic roads in North America.
There is much to see and do in and around Alberta so why not take a look at Alamo's car hire deals and allow yourselves the freedom to explore the treats Alberta and its surrounding areas have to offer.
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