Alberta Travel Guide

  • Experience Alberta: mountains, lakes and cowboy country

    Air Transat flights to Alberta land in Calgary, the province’s largest city and the beating heart of Western Canada. Ninety minutes west of Calgary is Banff, a mountain town nestled within Banff National Park. Most of those brilliant images of the Canadian Rockies were taken in the park, either from atop one of the peaks or at Lake Louise, Peyto Lake and Moraine Lake. These sparkling alpine lakes offer an incredible swimming experience in summer, and the most spectacular ice-skating in winter.

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  • Throw down at the Calgary Stampede

    Travellers to Alberta in July will arrive just in time for “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” The Calgary Stampede is a 10-day festival that attracts over a million visitors, and features one of the largest rodeos in the world, stage shows, concerts and chuckwagon racing. Calgary gets extremely busy during the stampede so many visitors choose to stay out of town in places like Rosedale, High River and Drumheller—the last of which is also a must-visit for dinosaur fans as many of the most complete skeletons were found there and are on display.

  • Up to Edmonton and beyond

    Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and only a three-hour drive from Calgary. Visitors interested in Alberta’s “cowboy culture” will find it there in spades and spurs. Edmonton is also the gateway to Alberta’s oil industry, and interested visitors can charter trips north to Fort McMurray for a first-hand look at what has made Alberta the wealthiest province in Canada.

    An Alberta adventure will be memorable any time of year. Elevate your holiday plans with a flight to the Canadian Rockies on Air Transat.

  • Natural wonders

    Just 58 kilometres east of Lake Louise is Banff ski resort, offering world-class ski runs, hot springs and plenty of après-ski entertainment including snowshoeing, ice fishing and caving.

    Equally gorgeous is Jasper National Park, situated northwest of Banff. With nearly 1,000 kilometres of trails, it’s the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It’s less commercialized than Banff National Park, and much better for visitors looking to camp out under the stars or on the shores of magnificent Maligne Lake. Between the two national parks lies the Athabasca Glacier, where travellers can charter an ATV bus and see what life in the last Ice Age must have looked like in Alberta.

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Important Information

  • Airport in Alberta serviced by Air Transat


    Canada’s currency is the Canadian dollar, easily purchasable at most UK banks. Travellers already in Alberta can obtain them at currency exchange offices or via automated teller machines (ATMs).

    Official Language

    English and French are spoken in Canada, but English is the primary language in Alberta.

  • Entry/exit requirements

    To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the Gouvernement of Canada website.

    Travellers looking to visit Canada will be required to fill out an application form (eTA). This document will be required when boarding a flight to Canada. For more details, please visit

    Tourist Office

    To get information regarding Alberta, please visit the Tourist Office Website.

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