The great outdoors is one of Alberta’s prime attractions, and a diverse array of activities is available to those who seek them out. The mountains are the center of most activity. Raft and canoe tours operate on many mountain rivers, and the vast wilderness provides virtually limitless opportunities for camping, photography, and wildlife viewing. The national parks are a major draw for hikers and climbers in summer, and downhill and cross-country skiers in winter. Fishing is good in almost all lakes and rivers in the province, and golfers can enjoy more than 230 courses.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition