Active travelers across the world need no introduction to Alberta. Home to the iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains Alberta offers a feast of outdoor adventure opportunities, from hiking to glacier trekking, canoeing to snowboarding.

Alberta is an ideal destination for hikers and there are many parks and trails to choose from. It is home to five of Canada’s 16 UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, which include Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine, and Hamber; Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park bordering the USA in the south; Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, one of the most extensive and best preserved hunting sites of North America; Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Canadian Badlands, home to one of the richest dinosaur finds in the world; and Wood Buffalo National Park in the far north, where you’ll find one of world’s largest inland deltas and the biggest herd of free-roaming bison on the planet.

Despite all the snow-covered peaks it is famous for, Alberta is often referred to as the ‘Texas of the North’ due to the western culture found in its grasslands and prairies, made world-famous by the annual Calgary Stampede.

Where wildlife viewing is concerned, Alberta’s big ‘all-stars’ are elk, moose, bear, bison, cougar, and wolf – some of which do not require a lot of effort to spot! Close encounters with elk, deer, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats are not uncommon in towns and along mountain highways and if you dig a little deeper and you may even spot the king of the Rockies, the grizzly.

Discover Alberta the active way on a hiking trip with North America Active.


Innovative itineraries

We look beyond the horizon to find new and exciting adventures. We’re passionate about shaping the next generation of outdoor travel in North America, and constantly seek different ways, routes and alternatives to exceed our clients’ dreams.

Expert guides

Each guided adventure is led by exceptional guides whose local knowledge, professionalism and passion for the outdoors ensure an enriched experience.

Exceptional value for money

Quality services at the best price make our active Alberta trips great value for money. Having essential items included like National Park fees, accommodations, most meals and support for peace of mind. Our inclusions allow you to better budget for your active adventure.

North America Active is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when our parent company, World Expeditions, was established in 1975, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to global environments and cultures, our commitment is stronger than ever. Over several decades we have honed our responsible travel philosophy and are continually assessing and improving initiatives that are practiced in the field to ensure that we are mitigating our impact to the smallest possible footprint. By joining a hiking or cycling tour, you too are making a concerted effort to minimize your impact when you travel. Learn more about our Thoughtful Travel policies and practices.

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