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Alberta celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan will speak at a National Aboriginal Day kickoff event June 19 in Edmonton, featuring Indigenous artists and performers. This year marks the 21st annual National Aboriginal Day, a cross-country event honouring the rich and diverse history, culture and contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit... Read More »

Government of Alberta

It’s #MuseumWeek: Let’s celebrate!

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda issued the following statement about Museum Week (June 19 to 25) and recent international attention received by Alberta’s historic sites and museums: “I am so excited that our heritage facilities are taking part in #MuseumWeek — an online campaign intended for museums and... Read More »

Government of Alberta

Aeromexico announces its new flight to Calgary, Canada from Mexico City

Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, started to serve its fourth Canadian destination the Calgary-Mexico City route on June 1, with daily nonstop service. The new flight is operated with the carrier's Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 160 seats including 16 in Clase Premier, Aeromexico's Business Class cabin, with the following flight schedules: Calgary... Read More »

YYC

The Calgary Stampede announces this year’s seven, very special Parade Marshals

The Calgary Stampede is honoured to announce this year’s Parade Marshals are the seven chiefs of the Treaty 7 Nations. The Treaty 7 Nations are comprised of three Blackfoot Confederacy Nations   three Stoney Nakoda Nations and the Tsuut’ina Nation, whose territories are in southern Alberta.  Our 2017 Parade Marshals... Read More »

Calgary Stampede

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 »

Travel Alberta

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 »

Travel Alberta

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 »

Government of Alberta

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 »

Government of Alberta

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

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