Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sundays with Sarah (7)

To find out more about Sarah and this feature go here.

Hi Everyone, well I was on hiatus for the past 2 weeks doing lots of interesting and fun things with my kids.

As everyone knows its summer which means time to travel. I would like to take the time to showcase an incredible place called ALBERTA. Alberta is located in western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the US state of Montana to the south. Alberta is one of three Canadian provinces and territories to border only a single U.S. state and is also one of only two provinces that are landlocked.

I myself live in Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta which has one of the longest trail systems in Canada for biking and hiking.

So why visit Alberta?

Aside from being the greenest province, we are also the province with the most festivals in one place than anywhere else in the world. With an average of 144 festivals a year ranging from the very small to the grand master of them all...Capital Exhibition.

Capital Exhibition

The Capital Exhibition is Alberta’s biggest outdoor amusement park showcase, with the Calgary Stampede being second.

Edmonton has many great places to eat and stay whether you’re traveling alone or with family.


BLINK Restaurant and Bar
Lemongrass Cafe (Edmonton - 10417 51 Avenue)
La Vita E Bella (Calgary - 401 12 Avenue)
The Fairmont Palliser (Calgary - 133 9th Avenue)
The Un heard of Restaurant (Edmonton - 9602 82 Avenue)
BLINK Restaurant and Bar (Calgary – 111 8th Avenue)
Sabor Divino (Edmonton - 10220 103 Street)

Places to Stay

Fantasyland Hotel

Fantasyland Hotel (Edmonton)
The Fairmont Palliser (Calgary)
MacDonald Hotel (Edmonton)
Rimrock Resort Hotel (Calgary)
Westin Hotel (Calgary & Edmonton)
Banff Springs (Banff)


Whistlers Campground

Whistlers Campground (Jasper, AB)
Gas City (Medicine Hat, AB)
Sir Winston Churchill (Lac La Biche, AB)
Crimson Lake (near Rocky Mountain House, AB)
Tunnel Mountain (Banff, AB)
Hilliards Bay (near High Prairie, AB)

Sites to See (Nature and more)

Colombia Icefields

Fish Creek, (Calgary)
David Thompson Trail (goes from Red Deer to Icefields Parkway Hwy93)
Columbia Icefields (south of Jasper, AB)
Calgary Tower (Calgary)
West Edmonton Mall (Edmonton) – 13th Largest

Events and Attractions

Calgary Stampede

Edmonton International Fringe Festival (Edmonton – Aug 16-26)
Edmonton Capital Exhibition (Edmonton – July 20-29)
Street Performers Festival (Edmonton – July 6-15)
Calgary Stampede (Calgary – July 6-15)
Folk Festival Edmonton (Edmonton – Aug 9-12)

Books on Alberta

Country Roads of Alberta by: Liz Bryan  Goodreads | Amazon
Alberta Book of Musts by: Dina O’Meara  Goodreads | Amazon
Alberta by: Tanya Lloyd Kyi  Goodreads | Amazon

Anyways, I hope where ever you go for your summer holidays that it brings you many pictures, memories and great times. Safe travels everyone.

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