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1.   Wild Women of the Woods by Travel Alberta
    If you don't hike or camp in the Canadian Rockies (an hour west of Calgary, four hours from Edmonton) because you're afraid of getting lost in the woods or encountering a hungry bear, a day trip with Brenda Holder of Mahikan Trails mountain guides will prepare you for almost anything.
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2.   Why Hire a Guide? by Travel Alberta
    Like hiring a guide to trek the Inca Trail in Peru, or signing up for a guided safari in Africa, it pays to have a trained local point you in the right direction, keep you out of harm's way, and show you the area's secret treasures.
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3.   Where the Dinosaurs Roamed by Travel Alberta
    When our family thundered into the Canadian Badlands on a recent dinosaur–hunting holiday, we did it in an armoured beast of our own – a 25–foot recreational vehicle. We'd come to search for the fossil remains of some of the most bloodthirsty beasts of the Late Cretaceous period, and our kids thought it might be wise to have a little extra protection. So, for five days our beloved RV became our home–away–from–home.
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4.   Waterton: Haven't Been There. Ain't Done That by Travel Alberta
    The best way to absorb Waterton's many landscapes and spy its wild inhabitants is to trek the Carthew-Alderson Trail.
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5.   Visit Spruce Meadows: World's Best Show Jumping by Travel Alberta
    The day is just beginning in the International Ring at Spruce Meadows. A perfect Alberta sky stretches overhead, so high that I swear I can see the curve of the horizon. Less than an hour west, the Canadian Rocky Mountains rise up out of rolling prairie, sending a cooling breeze to snap the bright national flags that welcome visitors to the world's leading outdoor show jumping venue.
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6.   Untouched Wilderness, Crowd-free Fishing: Central Alberta by Travel Alberta
    Whether you're a novice angler or an expert fisherman seeking to fly fish or explore lakes, the waters of Central Alberta offer opportunities that are among the world's finest. Alberta's spectacular waterways, from gurgling rivers to placid lakes, provide experiences suited to anglers of every skill level.
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7.   Truly, Madly, Deeply Relaxed: Stillwater Spa by Travel Alberta
    Spa vacations can last an hour or a week. Within an hour, it's the attention to details at Stillwater that lets the cumulative weight of the work week in my shoulders begin to drift, as water and hands gentle my back. And the relentlessly reassuring sound of the Vichy water, sprayed from the nozzles above, shoos my tangled worries away as if they were tumbleweeds.
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8.   Travel Top to Bottom: Heli-Tour Morning, Heli-Hike Afternoon by Travel Alberta
    It was a tour impossible to resist: float far above the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the morning for a helicopter's sky-high view of the daunting Columbia Icefield, then grab some gear and spend the afternoon heli-hiking some of the lower ranges we'd flown over.
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9.   Travel Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump: Live an Aboriginal by Travel Alberta
    Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. The name conjures lurid images, but the legacy speaks of a beautiful, harsh and bygone era.
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10.   Train Vacations: Rocky Mountains Rise to Occasion by Travel Alberta
    When you arrive in Alberta by train from the west, you confront a wall of mountains. The Canadian Rockies rise to meet you and the glittering, snowy peaks provide a shiver of primal recognition, regardless of the season. As you cross the Continental Divide, the tracks take you to the zenith of Canadian train vacations.
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11.   The 'Where's the Beef' Holiday by Travel Alberta
    I needed a vacation that wasn't going to take much time, something that would deliver a punch strong enough to knock the clinging, weeklong haze of too much work off my hunched shoulders. I could travel swiftly from Calgary to the Rocky Mountains, but that wasn't going to do it. I was in the mood for a mountain on a plate. An adventure. Something I could scale with a fork and a well-honed steak knife.
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12.   The Sporting Life by Travel Alberta
    If you thought Canada's national sport was hockey, think again. While hockey is huge, the official national sport is lacrosse.
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13.   The Spaification of Alberta by Travel Alberta
    Picture a place where everybody cares about you. Really, really cares about you. A place where pore-free women give you plushy robes and tumblers of lemongrass-infused water to drink. Where they'll rub your feet, your back, your scalp, your face – even your psyche.
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14.   The Magnificent Seven (Days in the Saddle) by Travel Alberta
    Once you have an idea where you want to go on your week-long pack trip adventure, it's just a matter of deciding when and how. Here are some of your options when planning a trek into the far alpine reaches of the Rocky Mountains.
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15.   The Great Canadian Cowboy Experience: Alberta Style by Travel Alberta
    The great thing about The Great Canadian Cowboy Package is that when you open it, it somehow suits you perfectly, like a Western shirt that you grow into. It's not something you tear open like a box, though; rather, it's a personal Western experience that's a cowboy's step up from the usual dude ranch.
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16.   The David Thompson Explorer's Trail: Drive a Famous Expedition by Travel Alberta
    Family road trips can offer the perfect opportunity for an invigorating and educational vacation – and what better place to do that than in Alberta's own backyard? Steeped in history and beautiful scenery, with hiking, museums, scenic drives and plentiful wildlife all at your fingertips, you can put an Alberta road trip at the top of your list of affordable family vacations.
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17.   The Cowboy Trail: Movies, Megastars and Western Magic by Travel Alberta
    Dude ranches, rodeos, western home cookin' and ghost towns: this is authentic cowboy country. Alberta's historic Cowboy Trail runs through Rocky Mountains and rolling foothills and grassland prairies as it tumbles from north to south through the province, and it's got star power.
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18.   Taste Alberta's Farms and Ranches by Travel Alberta
    If you imagine a week at a Rocky Mountain dude ranch means a steady diet of cowboy biscuits and beans, consider this.
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19.   Summer Sweet Spots for Hikers by Travel Alberta
    To sup on pan-seared buffalo tenderloin or continue staring out the window at Vermilion Pass, crisscrossed with Banff hiking trails: That is the question.
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20.   Spring Into Sun Season - Ski Through May! by Travel Alberta
    Spring skiing is considered to be the prime time for snow conditions and fun. In Alberta, you get bathed in sunshine and a particular type of powder that comes with the season.
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21.   Spas - Good For What Ails You by Travel Alberta
    Alberta's health spa industry has a deep source of inspiration: the natural hot springs. These springs are a fixture of Banff National Park's history and have drawn people since the late 1800s, who have sought the waters for restoration and relaxation.
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22.   Spas Bubble Up Beyond the Rockies by Travel Alberta
    We're famous in Alberta for our spectacular mountain vistas, as well as our national parks, glacier-fed waterways, alpine cuisine and hot springs galore.
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23.   Songs Drive Alberta's 'Brokeback' Landscape by Travel Alberta
    Movies are changing the way we travel, inspiring tours that revisit the landscapes we see in films. Some movies seem to grab us by the lapels and shove us toward a new world. We want to relive aspects of the movie, but we want to experience the real-world ambience of where the movie happened, beyond what was revealed on screen.
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24.   RV Showcases Alberta Movie Making by Travel Alberta
    RV rentals and Canadian road trips are rolling as the movie RV (the top comedy in North America when it debuted in theatres) showcases the diversity of Alberta's pristine, mountain-and-prairies scenery.
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25.   Rocky Mountains Fly Fishing: Attitude and Altitude by Travel Alberta
    It is exotic fishing in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, where you can savour wide-open spaces, breath-taking scenery and utter solitude. Your attitude shifts with the altitude, bringing your appetite for fishing up a few pleasurable notches.
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26.   Ridin' the Cowboy Trail by Travel Alberta
    Officially, the Cowboy Trail stretches the entire distance of Highway 22 from Mayerthorpe (northwest of Edmonton) south to Pincher Creek – flirting with Banff Park's scenic drives. It then jogs south on Highway 6 and east on Highway 5, ending in Cardston, a nudge above Montana, USA.
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27.   Riders Train on Water: Try the Surf and Turf by Travel Alberta
    You can make a splash in Alberta at one of the handful of summer and autumn training facilities in North America that accommodate snowboarders.
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28.   Ride the Long Spring Season - Deep Snow and Deals by Travel Alberta
    Sunshine, powder and parties. It's springtime in the Rockies, and riding in Alberta during this prime season offers a lot of possibilities for adventure.
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29.   Ride Into Sunset at Kananaskis Guest Ranch by Travel Alberta
    Brewster's Kananaskis Guest Ranch has changed little since opening in 1923, and guests can still enjoy the pioneering family's tradition of Western hospitality within the rugged splendor of Alberta's pristine mountains, rivers and lakes.
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30.   Rev Up Those Engines - This Scenic Drive Zooms You Back 65 by Travel Alberta
    In order to see all five United Nations UNESCO World Heritage Sites, start your scenic drive in the far southwest corner of Alberta in Waterton Lakes National Park, which became the world's first International Peace Park in 1932 when it joined Glacier National Park.
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31.   Remington Carriage Museum: Refreshing Blast from the Past by Travel Alberta
    Travel where I grew up was built on fast cars and overpasses. Highways drew people in and out of the downtown core from morning to night, the city breathing rapidly, never shutting its eyes to sleep. The only horses I saw were on TV.
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32.   Post Hotel's Temple Mountain Spa: Rejuvenate at a Mountain Refuge by Travel Alberta
    It begins, as it always does, with the trip to the spa.
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33.   Alberta Hiking: Pitch-Dark Caving Adventures by Travel Alberta
    Descending into a dark and gnarled cave deep in the Rocky Mountains is a way to lower yourself into your fears while you indulge in one of Alberta's most popular hiking tours.
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34.   One of Alberta's Unsung Adventure Hubs by Travel Alberta
    Staring into the frothing, seething cauldron of the Muskeg River, I begin to wonder if this evening float in the Rocky Mountains was such a great idea, after all. Latched into the belly of a tandem kayak with a neoprene spray skirt, I survey the safety gear being shoved, rapid-fire, into my hands by Dale Tuck – local prison worker, extreme athlete and self-appointed travel guide.
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35.   Multisport Madness a Go-Go by Travel Alberta
    Want to push yourself with a holiday adventure that's hard or soft? No problem. Depending on your skill level and the season, in Alberta you can choose from a multitude of activities, ranging from the hair-raising and blood-curdling to, well, just curling. And later during your holiday, you can even curl up under blankets in front of a cozy fire.
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36.   Much To Do with Nothing by Travel Alberta
    It almost goes without saying that hiking in the Rocky Mountains is a free activity. The same is true of mountain biking, provided you bring your wheels with you.
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37.   Mountain Town Roundup by Travel Alberta
    At just 203 square miles, Waterton is the tiniest park in the Canadian Rockies. And the town of Waterton is by far the sleepiest in our list of Alberta mountain towns. Small and quiet is what makes it special, though, along with its many water-borne activities, from boating and water-skiing to swimming and scuba-diving.
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38.   Marriage to a Tee by Travel Alberta
    A day after being married high on a bluff overlooking one of Alberta golf's great treasures, my wife made a confession. She really hadn't heard my personalized vows during the ceremony, the one's I'd sweated over and wanted to be just right. Instead, while I spoke she gazed over my left shoulder down along the Kananaskis Country Golf Course and watched a carefree Bull Moose splash along the river.
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39.   Keeping it Short and Sweet by Travel Alberta
    Here they are, 13 trails that represent a good cross-section of sights throughout the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Whether you're in Banff, Jasper, Kananaskis or Waterton, you'll find a quick and even family-friendly hike that shows the Rockies in their best light.
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40.   Kananaskis Soars with the Giants by Travel Alberta
    After more than 20 years of steadily gaining popularity, Kananaskis is no longer a "best kept secret" among Alberta golf courses. Winning numerous awards and named by Golf Digest as two of North America's top five golf courses to play, the tandem of Mount Kidd and Mount Lorette serve up equal parts dramatic travel and thrilling golf.
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41.   Kananaskis Invites Fun Mountain Adventures by Travel Alberta
    Unparalleled horse riding, spectacular fishing, golf holidays, biking, white-water rafting and technical climbing makes Alberta's Kananaskis Country a Rocky Mountain paradise.
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42.   Insider Picks on Banff's Boutique Digs by Travel Alberta
    In an era where wanton excess and lavishness appear to reign, it's downright exciting to see an intimate property reinvent itself that abides by the credo that less is more.
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43.   How the West Was Really Won by Travel Alberta
    Once upon a time, there was a prosperous city called Calgary where all the local people and all of their visitors chose the same thing when they went out to eat. Beef. Alberta beef.
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44.   Homes on the Range by Travel Alberta
    After taking in the thrills of the Calgary Stampede (July 8-17 2005), the cowboy life just seems to get a grip on you. You find yourself wanting to swap your plush hotel room in downtown Calgary for a ranch house in the mountains. To feel the cool mountain breeze on your face. To fill your nostrils with the smell of hay and campfires. To be at one with your environment.
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45.   History Comes Alive by Travel Alberta
    What's on in the Rocky Mountains this summer? If you're a history buff, you're sure to enjoy this selection of events with a historical theme...
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46.   High Altitude Art by Travel Alberta
    Looking to expand your arts horizons in the Rocky Mountains this summer? Whatever tickles your artistic fancy, you're sure to enjoy this selection of events with an arts theme...
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47.   Heart of the Badlands: Spa Amidst History by Travel Alberta
    It's been a gruelling day of spa-ing at the Heartwood Manor in the central Alberta Badlands northeast of Calgary, where dinosaurs once roamed and travellers now throng for a taste of prehistory.
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48.   Health Spas Massage the New Manly Pursuit by Travel Alberta
    What happened? How did macho Wild West guys and international visitors go ga-ga for Alberta health spas? What makes Alberta spas for men different than other places is the geographical context:
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49.   Guided Bear Tours: Quest for Grizzlies by Travel Alberta
    Sitting on a patch of grass beside Dr. Mike Gibeau, one of Canada's pre-eminent carnivore specialists, I was swept by his excitement. Scanning with my binoculars, I sighted the first grizzly bear I had ever seen in the wild.
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50.   Grab Adventure at Resorts - Hot Picks for Winter by Travel Alberta
    There's no better way to know you're alive and kickin' than to experience a great ride on a perfect day. But there are new ways to spice up your ride holiday in the Canadian Rockies. Here's a look at how enjoying a few of them will help you to get the most out of your winter resort experience.
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51.   Golf – That's One for the Ages by Travel Alberta
    In Alberta golf, nothing's quite as mean as the back 9 holes at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club. A diabolical layout routed through the coulees and ravines of Alberta's famous Badlands, players leave the course feeling like they've gone 10 rounds with an angry Tyrannosaurus rex. Silly creatures that they are, golfers simply come back for more.
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52.   Golf and Spa Getaways: Live Best of Both Worlds by Travel Alberta
    In Alberta, spas such as The Willow Stream at Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff National Park are rated among the world's best. You'll find some of the top rated spas and golf courses within walking distance to each other. There are more than 280 courses throughout the province, six of which are among Canada's Top 10. A few top magazines are showing this spring that Alberta's a trip worth taking.
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53.   Get Hooked on an Alberta Fishing Holiday by Travel Alberta
    What's the catch? You can reward yourself with just a little effort. No matter where you go in Alberta, you're nearby some of the most sought-after fishing spots in the world. Guides offer half-day and full-day adventures. Many will provide you with everything you need, including the gear. If you bring your dream, you'll taste adventure.
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54.   Get in the Swing this Spring by Travel Alberta
    With alpine courses as challenging as the Canadian Rockies that tower over them, Alberta is a golfer's paradise. Historic Alberta golf courses, some designed by the world's most prominent golf course architects, wait to greet you in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Nowhere will you find golf courses more challenging, inspiring or spectacular.
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55.   Get Best of Both Worlds: Alberta City Fishing by Travel Alberta
    Alberta's international gateway cities of Edmonton and Calgary have rivers that run through them, and those rivers are alive with big, nasty fish that draw fishermen from around the world. It's the best of both worlds: big city living when you want it and rugged wilderness right next door.
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56.   From a Duffer's Delight to Pro's Paradise: Golf Discoveries, Summer Through Autumn by Travel Alberta
    When it comes to golf courses that tempt, you'd have to look long and hard to discover more unique challenges than those you'll find at Alberta golf courses. Golfers can swing through Alberta's diverse regions and golf in northern boreal forests, through the Canadian Rocky Mountains, amidst hoodoos and dinosaur beds, alongside lakes, streams and rivers. Your spectators can include deer, elk and moose. Now, that's a gallery. And during the summer months, the daylight seems to go on forever, which means the vacation golfer can test his skills for up to 18 hours a day.
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57.   Family Road Trips Go Hi-Tech: Discover the Rocky Mountains by Travel Alberta
    It's a new take on traditional family road trips that just might save your sanity. As you tour the Rocky Mountains, you'll no longer find yourself fighting about who lost the driving maps, or who doesn't know how to read them. Or who refuses to stop for directions. Or who missed that once-in-a-lifetime scenery a few miles back. You can leave all the road trip planning and maps in the capable hands of your new best friend: the GyPSy.
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58.   Fish Southern Alberta: Lakes, Streams, Rivers and More by Travel Alberta
    Angling in southern Alberta involves casting for trophy fish amid a vast and spectacular landscape of lakes, streams, reservoirs and one of the world's best fly-fishing rivers.
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59.   Fairways to Heaven by Travel Alberta
    When it comes to Alberta golf, some people are slow learners. Count me among them. Why? Because it took 20 years living in the mammoth shadows of the Canadian Rockies before I played the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club.
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60.   Explore the Spa in Kananaskis by Travel Alberta
    When people seek Brokeback Mountain, they discover that Oscar-winning director Ang Lee actually used various shots of different mountains in Alberta's Kananaskis Country to create the movie's pastoral centerpiece.
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61.   Explore Giants in the Canadian Rockies: Alberta's National Parks by Travel Alberta
    Deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, you'll find our superstars. Call them Alberta's A-list.
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62.   Experience Banff This Year by Travel Alberta
    Banff truly has it all, from soaring craggy peaks to thick pine forests, and from ultra-refined spas and shopping to extreme mountain adventures. There is something for every travel palate in Banff. Discover the jewel of the Canada's Rocky Mountains.
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63.   Canadian Rockies and National Parks: Enjoy Stunning Cycling Trails by Travel Alberta
    The Canadian Rockies are a breathtaking gateway to a range of activities that will set your heart racing. For those looking for a cycling adventure, you'll have your choice of spectacular parks and trails. From Banff to Jasper and Canmore to Lake Louise, the sky's the limit for Alberta cycling adventures.
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64.   Easily Access Alberta's Fly-In Fishing Lodges by Travel Alberta
    Northern Alberta's fly-in fishing lodges offer some of the best fresh-water fishing in the world. They're remote, pristine and professionally managed and run.
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65.   Rev Up Your Western Holiday: Big City Summer Parties by Travel Alberta
    Alberta's international gateway cities of Calgary and Edmonton throw some wild Western summer parties. Learn how The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth turns everyone cowboy and why the newest Grand Prix race is revving some Hollywood stars.
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66.   Dude Ranches, Rodeos and River City Round Ups by Travel Alberta
    It doesn't matter whether you are a true-blue rancher, or if you've booked a dude ranch vacation. You can grab onto western spirit and take a spin on the dance hall floor, roll a casino wheel or watch the top bucking bull and horse riders in the world take that famous eight-second whirlwind ride. The River City Round Up in Edmonton is a country festival that brings the farm to the city with the Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International for the week of Nov. 5 to 13.
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67.   Discover a High In the Sky Holiday by Travel Alberta
    The first time I saw the Northern Lights, I was leaning over the steering wheel of a dusky purple 1977 Chevy Nova on a northern highway near midnight, trying to roll down the driver's side window to get a better fix on it during my holiday, even as my passenger was shouting to be heard over the ghostly radio voices fading in and out. Within seconds it multiplied and changed colors, soaring over us like an exploding rainbow. Nature's primal postcard, my holiday highlight delivered free.
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68.   Discover Your Inner Road Trip Planner In Style by Travel Alberta
    For the ultimate Alberta road trip, we've matched a sample of trips to vehicles in combinations that may offer life-changing experiences for road trip planners. In Alberta, a Porsche, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Yukon XL SUV and a fifth-wheeler are among potential adventures on exciting blacktops. Remember, these roadways are open to most any vehicle and road trip planner!
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69.   Alberta's National Parks: Discover Wildlife, Hikes and Mystic Views by Travel Alberta
    Like Banff and Jasper, these three national parks -- Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Wood Buffalo and Elk Island -- offer remarkable outdoor adventures, camping and lodging, along with fascinating history. You'll find these vast parks provide easy access to wildlife in areas that are unhurried, and in some cases, unheralded. These are the areas wilderness lovers seek.
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70.   Champagne Powder: Try Alberta's Tasty Snow by Travel Alberta
    With every billowing turn, Alberta's Rocky Mountains prove to skiers why the snow here is the stuff of legends. Though it's best known as champagne powder, the locals also refer to it as "blower" because the lightest puff of breath will spread a handful like so much dust. On the slopes the powder's lightness makes it easy to ski. It swirls around your boots and makes big fans with every turn.
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71.   Cultural Crossings: 10,000 Years of Memories by Travel Alberta
    The First Nations – literally, the first peoples here – likely began settling in Alberta as early as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, after the glaciers that helped carve the Rocky Mountains and the prairies finally receded. In the south, peoples such as the Blackfoot, Blood and Peigan hunted the bison that in the early 19th century numbered some 40 million across the North American plains. Further north, First Nations such as the Woodland Cree and the Chipewyan took advantage of rivers and woodland to fish, and to hunt game such as moose and caribou.
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72.   Castle Mountain Buffs Up: Alberta's *Jewel of the South* by Travel Alberta
    When legendary ski-film maker Warren Miller's crew came to Alberta to include Castle Mountain in his newest movie, it sought an unpolished jewel. That's Castle Mountain: on the one hand, an area remote, undeveloped and largely undiscovered; on the other, a mountain with a roots-friendly vibe, huge snow dumps and incredible skiing. It's a skier's paradise that's attracting huge interest.
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73.   Find the Inside Track: Canadian Rocky Mountain Wildlife by Travel Alberta
    To get the inside track on wildlife viewing in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, which include the famous national parks of Banff and Jasper, all you'll need is an inquisitive mind. To start, let's get a quick lay of the land and consider the animals that populate certain areas, and then zoom in on particular trips from spring through fall that would suit an adventurer like you.
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74.   Castle Expands Mountain: Deep, Steep and Still Cheap by Travel Alberta
    Castle Mountain is as counter-culture as the roots of snowboarding and a haven of steep and deep. Now, it's blossoming. Just the right mix for a Warren Miller film. This spring the legendary ski and snowboard moviemaker's film crew came to Castle to see what the rumours were about.
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75.   Canada's Top Indoor Rodeo: Cowboys Ready for Action by Travel Alberta
    Saddle Bronc rider Jess Martin will measure his first Canadian Finals Rodeo by eight-second intervals as he struggles to stay on a bucking horse bent on giving him the ride of his life in Edmonton, Alberta. Eight seconds is all he needs on the leaping and twisting animal to score during the country's biggest indoor rodeo. Eight seconds in front of 16,000 cheering fans packing Rexall Place as this Canadian gateway city goes hog wild from Nov. 8–12.
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76.   Banff Springs Eternal by Travel Alberta
    Designed in 1928 by Canada's most revered golf course architect, Stanley Thompson, this incredibly scenic golf course was the first golf course to cost $1-million. It was money well spent, and today Sports Illustrated calls the Banff Springs (along with the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course) one of the two greatest mountain golf courses ever built.
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77.   Brokeback Mountain Filming - Pictures and Review by Travel Alberta
    Already viewed by more people than any of the other of this year's Oscar contenders, Brokeback has splayed some of Alberta's most stunning geography on silver screens the world over.
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78.   Alberta Hiking: The Bear Necessities Revealed by Travel Alberta
    That's what I learned when I traveled with ex-bear-hunting guide, Shane Hansen, now a tourism operator/guide and co-owner of Iron River Ranch. Having guided for bears in Alberta's Lakeland region for years, Hansen knows exactly when and where in the spring that the various species of fish will be spawning. And that's where I am. Lurking. Safely. Learning the mysteries, myths and magic behind these enigmatic creatures.
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79.   Banff Scenic Drives by Travel Alberta
    Consider Alberta's most scenic drive a romp through the candy store of Canada's Rocky Mountain wilderness. Take your sweet tooth on a 2-1/2 hour to eight-hour trip (depending on your hunger for viewpoints) and you'll pass rack upon rack of hiking, climbing, biking and fishing confections that will accommodate any outdoor appetite.
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80.   Banff Hiking Trails by Travel Alberta
    From trekking into classic teahouses and charming backcountry lodges to around-town strolls, Banff's hiking trails are one of the most extensive hiking networks on earth.
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81.   Alberta Golf: To Every Swing, There Is A Season by Travel Alberta
    There's a peculiar ritual performed each spring and fall on Alberta golf courses. It's a striptease of sorts; one I've witnessed and also performed dozens of times in the Canadian Rockies.
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82.   Backcountry Bliss in the Canadian Rockies by Travel Alberta
    The idea of an Alberta hike – as a family – began last spring when my husband and I decided we desperately needed a challenge: Something that would recharge our sluggish lives, reunite us a family and test each individual's staying power.
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83.   Alberta's Top Foodies Dish Over Our Culinary Capitals by Travel Alberta
    This specific report zooms in on big cities – exactly what we had in mind when I joined Judy Schultz and Mary Bailey at an uptown diner where I asked them to dish about the food scene in Edmonton and Calgary.
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84.   Alberta Spa Vacations Journey Around the World by Travel Alberta
    The ancient Romans knew a thing or two about spas. While Alberta's Aboriginal peoples were discovering the healing benefits of mountain hot springs, Roman warriors halfway across the planet were plunging into mineral hot springs to heal battle wounds. The Roman population soon caught on-in fact, the word "spa" comes from the Latin "salus per aquam," or "health through water."
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85.   Alberta Scenic Drives Go Beyond the Rockies by Travel Alberta
    This jaw-dropper of a scenic drive doesn't get near the Rockies – instead it runs through Drumheller, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Medicine Hat, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, then back up toward Calgary past too many other attractions to list.
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86.   Heroes Host Camps - Grrrl Power Ascends by Travel Alberta
    You can play with the big boys when you learn how to jib your first rail or hit your first large jump or nail a cab 540 spin. Better yet, if you're a girl, you can play with the big girls and leave those boys on their own. And if you're a boy – hey, you up for the competition? There are killer camps coming to Alberta and full-on schools that will provide all ages and skill levels (and genders!) an opportunity to get better. Here's a look at what's available.
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87.   Hiking Trails to Heli and Back by Travel Alberta
    You've hiked umpteen of Banff's hiking trails so you likely think you've really seen the Rockies? Ralph Sliger, president and operations manager of Icefield Helicopter Tours is inclined to believe you probably haven't yet got the bird's eye view that only comes with a helicopter. It's a special Rocky Mountain high.
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88.   Hostel Territory, Great Escapes - Rooms and Boarders: Hey, Deal by Travel Alberta
    It's been 16 years since early season snow conditions were this good. Stay, play and parlay your style into lodging that suits you. It's up to you to decide where you want to find a room and park your board. You can go low-end or high-end, from mountain hostels to luxurious castles. The range of accommodations is literally all over the map in this province, putting you in reach of some of the best and most varied terrain in the world. Check out your options below.
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89.   Travel the Rocky Mountains: Wine and Polar Bears by Travel Alberta
    Travel to the Canadian Rocky Mountains and you can gain a wide view of life in the luxury lane. The Lake Louise Wine Summit at the Post Hotel in Lake Louise offers the 'best of the best' in food and wine in the mountains. Arctic Shores at the Calgary Zoo will be a replication of the ecosystem of the Canadian North, with plans including polar bears, penguins and the possibility of beluga whales. Start in Calgary and within just a couple of hours' drive, you're enjoying Rocky Mountains wilderness and magnificent wines. First, a sneak peek at what's coming at the Calgary Zoo.
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90.   Take the Paths Less Travelled: Ski the Cross-Country Alternative by Travel Alberta
    Alberta's cross-country ski trails meander across glittering snow and awesome terrain, offering the perfect answer for downhill enthusiasts in search of something new as the new winter season approaches.
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91.   Making the Most of Your Ski Resort - Vary Your Winter Activities by Travel Alberta
    You've skied all day and now you want to kick back and enjoy the night. While you've been skiing, your spouse has passed on the slopes for a day to explore the ski town. You're eager to check it out, noticing that there's a lot for kids to do, as well. In the Canadian Rockies, there's no shortage of winter activities to enliven your ski holiday.
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92.   Icefields Parkway: Take the Ultimate Rocky Mountains Drive by Travel Alberta
    The Icefields Parkway elevates scenic drives in the Rocky Mountains heavenward, so as you navigate stunning views of glaciers and pristine lakes, gliding through both Banff and Jasper national parks, it silences even the most persistent "are we there yet?"
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93.   Escape To Winter: Six Easy Ways - Alberta's Resorts Offer Top Terrain by Travel Alberta
    It's high time you answered the siren call of the ultimate winter destination and took a ski vacation in the Canadian Rockies. Last year, Robin Williams, Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan were among the Hollywood stars who visited the slopes near Banff. But the true glitter is in the white gold that's fallen in the Canadian Rockies during autumn, snow that already promises an outstanding winter.
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94.   Dry, Light Alberta Snow: - Rip Up the Rockies by Travel Alberta
    It's the snow in Alberta's Rocky Mountains that fuels snowboarding dreams. Wispy and light, it settles in the bowls and between the trees and creates endless acres of riding pleasure. Float through this powder and leave fatigue behind. Here, it's lap after lap of fresh lines and long trails of billowing white smoke under blue skies. Altitude and geography are responsible for the good weather and quality snow in the Alberta Rockies.
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95.   Autumn in Alberta's Rocky Mountains by Travel Alberta
    Fall is the season for wildlife. Grizzly bears are gorging on buffalo berries. Elk are bugling and rutting. In Kananaskis Country, the Rocky Mountain park nearest to the city of Calgary, bull trout swim up mountain streams to spawn and golden eagles ride the updrafts between craggy peaks, 10,000 passing through the area on their annual fall migration.
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96.   Hot Tips, Cool Moves - Alberta's Skiing And Boarding Best by Travel Alberta
    You're a skier. You're a boarder. Or you'd like to be... So sometime this winter, you'll hear them calling your name – the snow-clad slopes, the bright blue sky, the postcard-perfect scene. You'll feel that irresistible urge to go down hill, you'll clear your schedule, you'll plan your getaway... But wait! Don't leave home without reading this article first!
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97.   Learn the Mountain's Lessons - New Ski Camps, Schools Open by Travel Alberta
    You've tested yourself in the early season, but now you want to gain more power in your turns, crank up your carving or learn how to finesse mind-blowing moguls. Alberta's ski camps, schools and clinics provide the opportunity to put your best feet forward without landing on your butt. You climb to the top of the mountain and find...what? Not a guru, but yourself.
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98.   Alberta From the Bottom Up: A South to North Adventure by Travel Alberta
    To steal a line from popular culture, when it comes to travel in Alberta, it's not just about the destination. It's about the journey, too. Alberta offers numerous side-trips and attractions to create a fun-filled driving adventure as you explore the province, from the bottom, up.
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99.   Alberta Angling Tournaments: Spectacular Scenery, Big Purses by Travel Alberta
    Alberta's fishing tournaments pit angler against angler in a quest for the biggest shimmering walleye and a slice of the $60,600 (Cdn) in prize money.
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100.   10 Views that Fascinate by Travel Alberta
    Though he wasn't writing about travel in Alberta, T.S. Eliot aptly put it: We shall not seek from exploration/And the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.
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