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When exploring southern Alberta, there’s a rural charm that you just won’t find anywhere else. The fields are big, the skies are big and the local hospitality is even bigger. Photo by @prairierosephoto | #explorealberta

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A UNESCO World Heritage site, an international peace park, a Dark Sky Preserve, and a hotel that looks like it’s straight out of a Wes Anderson film. These are just a few of things you can expect to find when you visit Waterton. Photo by @camtennant | #explorealberta

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Hit the ground running. Or biking. Or scootering. Yeah, it’s a thing. Calgary maintains over 900km of urban pathways, so lace up those kicks you’ve got some exploring to do. Photo by @paolahinojosaa | #explorealberta

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If you’re lucky enough to see (or hear) one of Alberta’s Common Loons, you know that there’s really nothing common about them. Their unique call can sound much like a wolf’s howl and the distinguished markings can make it look like they’re wearing a tuxedo. They can most often be found in large bodies of fresh water, gliding at up to 120 km/h through the air and on the Canadian Loonie. 😉 Photo by @nickparaykoimages | #explorealberta

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Tonight marks the first of five explosively beautiful nights at @globalfestyyc! Taking place at Elliston Park, this is a light show of epic proportions and a celebration of inclusivity and cultural diversity that you don’t want to miss. Photo by @erikmcr | #explorealberta

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New perspectives are easy to come by in Edmonton. Whether it’s checking out breathtaking new architecture, trying out that new must-try restaurant, or spending the afternoon at a new museum, there’s always something discover. Photo by @tmthyj | #explorealberta

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When the days are warm, the nights are cool and the wildflowers are in full bloom. That’s how you know it’s August in Alberta. Photo by @kevinstiles | #explorealberta

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When you think of Alberta this may not be the first landscape that comes to mind. But surprise! More “stop you in your tracks” beautiful landscapes to be discovered. Photo by @prairierosephoto | #explorealberta

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It’s a new day and we are ready for you. We are also ready for: coffee shops, walks along the river, grabbing a bite to eat, and perhaps a little window shopping. Photo by @aronbagel | #explorealberta

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Situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, this iconic glacially fed lake is one of the most photographed places in the world. And it’s not hard to see why. Photo by @erikmcr | #explorealberta

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There’s something about those electrifying nights that can light you up inside. Photo by @paullavoieimages | #explorealberta

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Sometimes all it takes is a little road trip to appreciate Mother Nature. Photo by @mitch_explores | #explorealberta

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Just you, the mountains, and maybe the odd bighorn sheep. Take it all in. Photo by @simoneheinrichphotography | #explorealberta

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Built by the Great Northern Railway in 1927 the Prince of Wales hotel offers up more than just its deep rooted history. Grab a bite overlooking the lake, this view will blow you away. Photo by @kurtisandchelsey | #explorealberta

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The @edmontonrivervalley is the largest urban park in Canada. Oh yes, you read that right. Float, walk, or cycle. It gets tranquil here and don’t say we didn’t warn you. Photo by @ydnar026 | #explorealberta

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It’s National Mountain Climbing day today! The perfect excuse to ditch your plans, get out there and climb a rock. Photo by @just__karl | #explorealberta

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Street festivals, art installations, bustling patios and beautiful sunsets are just a few of the things that make summertime in Calgary so memorable. Need proof? Take a stroll through downtown at dusk and experience it for yourself! Photo by @mikemaciaszek | #explorealberta

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Just when you think you’ve got wildlife watching down to a science you’ll quickly realize that they have been watching you all along. Photo by @katiestrongman | #explorealberta

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10 days of cowboys, corn dogs & concerts. Dust off those boots and hat, the @calgarystampede kicks off today! Photo by @davey_gravy | #explorealberta

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Home is where the Rocky Mountain peaks meet the deep valleys below, where strangers greet you with an easy hello, and where you can effortlessly find that feeling of serenity. And boy, are we happy to be home. Photo by @rockin_a_photo | #explorealberta

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Ah the bald eagle. Found only in north America, it’s most often seen in the mountain and northern regions of Alberta. With a wing span reaching up to 2.5 m (8 ft.)! These guys glide like glass in the air. Photo by @nickparaykoimages | #explorealberta

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Knowing that a sunrise summit view like this one is waiting for you at the top will make that early morning wake up call oh so worth it. Dare we say you might even become a morning person? Photo by @brookieeet | #explorealberta

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Nothing like those summer days. The sun doesn’t set until nearly midnight, so live it up fishing, golfing or just taking in the view until the last light. Photo by @lloyd_dykstra | #explorealberta

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Small, but mighty, Waterton Lakes is the smallest national park in the Rockies. But that just means more awesome per square kilometre! Photo by @erikmcr | #explorealberta

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Canadian flags, fireworks and friends. We hope your weekend was filled to the top with all of the above and more! Photo by @sameer.design | #explorealberta

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From wide-open prairies to rocky mountaintops, crystal-blue lakes to golden-yellow canola fields. Ten provinces, Three territories, with 9,984,670 sq. km of natural beauty. The traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearpaw, Wesley First Nations and Métis Nation of Alberta. How lucky are we to call this place home? Happy birthday Canada! Photo by @thewolvesarecalling via IG | #explorealberta

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Plans for the long weekend? We’re all about being outside, being outside, oh and being outside! Come on let’s get out there! Photo by @chelsea.mackenzie1 | #explorealberta

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Often mistaken for antelope, the pronghorn is an elusive mammal native to interior western and central North America. They also happen to be the second-fastest land animal on Earth and their closest living relative is the giraffe. How cool is that? Photo by @markjinksphoto | #explorealberta

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Cue the alternative Canadian road trip: You, your pals, and an epic stop at Horseshoe Canyon. Photo by @lizziepeirce | #explorealberta

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Sometimes all it takes is a step outside your door to appreciate a city. Photo by @780th_street | #explorealberta

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Alberta is home to some of the world’s largest dark sky preserves, enter Wood Buffalo National Park. That means there’s no artificial light around to obscure the extraterrestrial view, and boy is that view worth staying up late for. Photo by @nick_fitzhardinge | #explorealberta

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Finding a place where you can run free while also hitting up one of the world’s best dinosaur museums (hello @royaltyrrell )? Yes, this place does exist. Photo by @kristazerbin | #explorealberta

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Go for a hike and then hit up @monodsports and other shops on Banff Ave. Or go for a bike ride and then taste some local spirits at @parkdistillery or grab a coffee at @wildflourbanff. Whatever you choose to do, Banff will always have you coming back for more. Photo by @skyler.autumn | #explorealberta

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With summer comes those wicked thunderstorms. So grab your wellies, pull up a seat and enjoy the show. Don’t forget your umbrella, or two! Photo by @markjinksphoto | #explorealberta

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The High Level Bridge is a massive steel trestle railroad bridge (1,624m long and 96m high, to be exact) that soars above the Oldman River in Lethbridge. This bridge is the largest of its type in the world, and if you’ve seen it in person you know that this monstrous structure is nearly impossible to miss! Photo by @jeffhinman88 | #explorealberta

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Coyotes are highly adaptable animals and can den in a wide variety of locations including rock walls like this one. Every so often you could be lucky enough to see the pups emerge. Photo by @colleengaraphoto | #explorealberta

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Sometimes all it takes is a step outside your door to appreciate this city. Photo by @aronbagel | #explorealberta

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The grass is a little bit greener when you have dad by your side. Happy Father’s Day! Photo by @curt.williamson | #explorealberta

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The weekends are all about getting outdoors and enjoying the view. Even if it is 10,000 feet above ground. Photo by @matt_laird_ | #explorealberta

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Home to some of the most remarkable prehistoric specimens ever unearthed and one of the most unique landscapes you’ve ever laid eyes on, the Badlands will have you nerding out in no time. Photo by @tylerweberphoto | #explorealberta

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Brace yourself for these beautiful prairies and rolling foothills. It’s like the perfect slice of the country all in one place. Photo by @prairierosephoto | #explorealberta

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Take a picture, or don’t. Either way, you’re going to want to stay a little bit longer. Photo by @kimtannas | #explorealberta

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From dinosaur fossils, the world’s largest standing dinosaur, to even a @raptors loving raptor! There’s plenty of chances to see everything Dino in Drumheller. (Go Raps Go!) Photo by @royaltyrrell | #explorealberta

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The Icefields Parkway is a 232km stretch of once-in-lifetime opportunities, like catching a glimpse of this sweet moment between a mama bear and her cub. Keep your eyes peeled. Photo by @benwaugh | #explorealberta

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Whether you're going up or down, cycling here is adrenaline-filled, addictive and accessible. All the more reasons to hit the trails! Photo by @chelsea.mackenzie1 | #explorealberta

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Take your pick of hopping on a scenic boat cruise, renting a boat, or embarking on a guided fishing trip. Whatever you choose, Lake Minnewanka is sure to serve up the Rocky Mountain goods with cascading peaks, emerald waters, wildlife and waterfalls, so you really can’t go wrong! Photo by @just__karl | #explorealberta

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This weekend marks the 16th Waterton Wildflower Festival. Home to more than 1,000 vascular plant species including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. Of those, 175 species are listed as rare in the province and 20 are only found in Waterton! Photo by @viktorianorth | #explorealberta

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The last few days of Spring in Calgary means we are getting to the longest day of the year. Do you know what that means? All the more chances to see killer skies like these. Photo by @fvdrs | #explorealberta

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What’s the plan for tonight? Maybe it’s dinner at @uccellinoyeg or grabbing dessert at @duchessbakeshop. Whatever it is these streets are the answer to your cravings. Photo by @michaelvdang | #explorealberta

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Can’t stop daydreaming of the mountains? Yeah, this place will do that to you. But the good news is that it’s officially the weekend, aka time to turn that daydream into a reality! Photo by @petermckinnon | #explorealberta