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Conference keynotes announced for TAIC 2017

Planning for the 2017 Travel Alberta Industry Conference is well underway. The event, held annually in Banff at the Fairmont Banff Springs, is a key component of Travel Alberta’s strategy to strengthen Alberta's competitive advantage.  It provides more than 600 Alberta tourism industry operators with an opportunity to network, learn and... Read More »

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Eau Claire Distillery wins International Awards

Alberta’s original craft distillery, Eau Claire Distillery has won five prestigious awards.  Eau Claire Distillery was honoured at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world. From more than 2,252 spirits, the largest number in the competition’s 17-year history, Prickly Pear... Read More »

Eau Claire Distillery

We don't have to say goodbye for the summer

Canada is 150 years young, our National Parks have opened their doors and everyone across the province is getting ready for an anticipated banner year in Alberta tourism. Travel Alberta is also gearing up for a very busy year, with many planned updates and improvements to the way we communicate... Read More »

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Free museum admission for seniors during Seniors’ Week

Seniors can enjoy free regular admission to Alberta’s historic sites, museums and the Provincial Archives during Seniors’ Week, June 5 to 11. This is a great opportunity for people aged 65 and older in Alberta to reconnect with provincial history and explore Alberta’s vast landscapes. “Alberta’s historic sites, museums and Provincial... Read More »

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Conservation first in Alberta as Calgary Zoo releases 15 Burrowing Owls

The Calgary Zoo has taken a significant step forward to bolster the endangered burrowing owl population in Alberta. This May, 15 owls were released into the wild; the first time for this species in the province. This marks a monumental milestone for the inaugural year of the head-starting project with... Read More »

Calgary Zoo

Grants engage visitors in new, creative ways

Mobile visitor kiosks, like those used in Calgary, are among the projects awarded grants from the Visitor Services Innovation Fund. Eighteen visitor service providers have received grants from the province’s Visitor Services Innovation Fund to help them develop new ways to connect with more travellers. For many people travelling in Alberta,... Read More »

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May long weekend draws surge of visitors

Provincial historic sites, museums and archives saw a 24 per cent increase this past May long weekend as thousands of visitors experienced Alberta’s history. More than 21,100 people celebrated the Victoria Day long weekend (May 20-22) at Alberta heritage facilities across the province – compared with last year’s May long weekend... Read More »

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Camping in Castle Provincial Park

If you’re looking for an amazing camping experience this summer, visit Alberta’s newest provincial park, Castle Provincial Park! There are four excellent, but basic campgrounds are available at Beaver Mines Lake, Castle Bridge, Castle Falls and Lynx Creek. These have fire pits, vault toilets, garbage services and well graveled roads and... Read More »

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Province marks Tourism Week and record numbers

Albertans are encouraged to get out, explore and celebrate everything the province has to offer during Tourism Week May 28 to June 3. Camping in Alberta Tourism Week also highlights Alberta’s reputation as a world-renowned tourist destination as visitors flocked to the province’s national parks with record-breaking visitation last year. Newly released data... Read More »

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Alberta to host GoMedia Canada in 2018

An expected crowd of more than 300 travel journalists and conference delegates comes to Calgary, Alberta in September 2018, when Travel Alberta and Tourism Calgary partner to host Destination Canada's annual GoMedia Canada, a high-profile, three-day marketing event that brings travel and lifestyle media and influencers... Read More »

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