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Castle Parks given Historic New Boundaries

The boundaries of the expanded Castle Wildland Provincial Park and the new Castle Provincial Park have been set, bringing one of the most biologically diverse areas in Alberta under provincial protection. Victoria Peak as seen from Butcher Lake within the Castle area. “Our government committed to Albertans to strengthen... Read More »

Environment and Parks

Do You have Stories to Share? Let Us Help Get the Word Out

Share your insights with us about your tourism business activities. What’s been working well for your Alberta tourism business this season, or over the last year? What are your plans to grow your business over the winter or next summer? Do you have any innovative ideas about reaching your target... Read More »

Travel Alberta

The L Spa & Wellness Centre – Ranking High in Canada and in North America

The L Spa & Wellness Centre has lots to celebrate to bring in the new Year. The annual rankings from Spas of America are in and the L Spa is glowing.  Spas of America just announced their Top 50 spas in Canada of 2016 and their Top 100 spas... Read More »

The L Spa and Wellness Centre

New York Times Names Canada as #1 Place to Visit!

This past year has been significant for tourism in Canada. After being awarded coveted top spots on both The New York Times "52 Places to Go in 2017" and Lonely Planet's "Best in Travel" list, Canada is once again being recognized as a must-see destination. According to The New York... Read More »

Tourism Industry Association of CAnada

Tourism HR Seeking Site Assessors

Tourism HR Canada is seeking qualified individuals  to carry out site visits and assessments as part of the SMART Accreditation Program pilot phase. Tourism HR Canada's SMART Accreditation Program aims to recognize  post-secondary public or private institutions, and corporate training providers that offer tourism-related programs meeting or exceeding industry standards.... Read More »

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

New Secord Set for October Visits to Canada: Read More in Tourism Snapshot

The Tourism Snapshot provides a monthly and year-to-date update on key Destination Canada market visits to and from Canada, performance of competitors, and other tourism related statistics. Supporting statistical tables may also be viewed on our website at: Statistical tables Key highlights from the October 2016 edition: Total international... Read More »

Destination Canada

Registration Open for 17th Annual Growing Rural Tourism Conference

The Growing Rural Tourism Conference is an initiative of the Camrose Regional Exhibition. The Seventeenth Annual conference will take place at the  on February 13 – 15, 2017. Themed Ignite the Change Conference brings together groups who have embraced innovative Tourism strategies and partnerships, and those looking at how they... Read More »

Camrose Regional Exhibition

Getting Started with ATIS in Three Easy Steps

By now we hope you’ve had the opportunity to try out the new Alberta Tourism Information Service (ATIS). If not, you’re missing out on the opportunity to market your business to millions of qualified travellers throughout Canada and for some around the world. Connecting with ATIS is easier than ever with... Read More »

Travel Alberta

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology Receives Federal Funding for Expansion

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced $3,595,000 in cultural infrastructure funding for the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Minister Hehr made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. This is the... Read More »

Government of Canada

New Year, New Opportunities - Travel Alberta Can Help Spread the Word

New Year, new job postings! If you’ve got an exciting tourism related job opportunity, why not share it on Travel Alberta’s careers page? Did you know? Tourism supports more than 127,000 jobs across the province, from hospitality staff to marketers, historical interpreters to financial analysts. Our careers page attracts thousands of... Read More »

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