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Preparations continue on the Stampede grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The rides are up, the stuffed animals displayed at the games tables and concession booths are loaded with supplies. Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We’re ready to go’: Calgary Stampede to kick off with enhanced safety measures

Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned

 

The 2021 Alberta Guide to Sportfish Regulations offers helpful, easy-to-view photo identifications and descriptions.

Casting for an Alberta fishing getaway

What you need to know before you go

 

Facebook/ Central Alberta Raceways

Central Alberta Raceways gears up for the summer season

Central Alberta Raceways is excited to start the 2021 racing season June 12

 

Camping reservations are now open for Alberta’s provincial parks for the coming season.

Camping reservations open for Alberta parks

Parks Canada reservations begin in April

Camping reservations are now open for Alberta’s provincial parks for the coming season.
Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Pigeon Lake draws community curlers to outdoor rink

Community initiative offers activities for all ages

Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
If you want to take a great photo for your social media followers, you can’t beat Lake Louise. Photo: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

3 Made-in-Alberta adventures for your winter staycation

North to south, mountain to badlands, Alberta has something for everybody

  • Nov 28, 2020
If you want to take a great photo for your social media followers, you can’t beat Lake Louise. Photo: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon

Northern Lights return to dance across the Yukon sky

If the Northern Lights have captured your imagination, here are a few tips to plan your adventure

The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon
October in Central Alberta is time for family gatherings, Halloween fun and pumpkin spice and everything nice!

6 ways to celebrate the spooky season around Red Deer

Are you ready to fall for Central Alberta?

October in Central Alberta is time for family gatherings, Halloween fun and pumpkin spice and everything nice!
Daytrippin’ in Lacombe

Daytrippin’ in Lacombe

Discover a vibrant, family-friendly destination, with historic streets and modern amenities

  • Aug 11, 2020
Daytrippin’ in Lacombe
Whether it’s part of a day at the lake or a trip to a local park, a delectable picnic is as easy as a visit to one of Central Alberta’s many specialty shops to stock up on ready-made gourmet treats.

Central Alberta is a picnicker’s paradise

Your guide to finding your picnic-perfect ingredients

  • Aug 11, 2020
Whether it’s part of a day at the lake or a trip to a local park, a delectable picnic is as easy as a visit to one of Central Alberta’s many specialty shops to stock up on ready-made gourmet treats.
Gull Lake is a hugely popular lake in central Alberta with large sandy beaches. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)

Gull Lake: Centrally located, hugely popular, sandy beaches

There are multiple campgrounds on the lake’s shores

Gull Lake is a hugely popular lake in central Alberta with large sandy beaches. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)
Lacombe: Birthplace of one of Canada’s most influential citizens

Lacombe: Birthplace of one of Canada’s most influential citizens

The Michener House Museum celebrates this politician, speaker, diplomat and governor general

Lacombe: Birthplace of one of Canada’s most influential citizens
The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest smithy in Alberta. (City of Lacombe/Black Press Media file photo)

Lacombe: Fire and heavy metal are this place’s prime materials

The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest smithy in Alberta

The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest smithy in Alberta. (City of Lacombe/Black Press Media file photo)