A destination of astounding contrasts; Alberta manages to fit the very best of Canada into one truly spectacular province. So when it comes to rural highlights, Alberta has plenty. Home to incredible mountain ranges – some of the most famous in the world – vast national parks where dinosaurs once roamed, rivers, lakes, forests and iconic railways; if you’re looking for natural beauty and incomparable adventure, you’ve hit the jackpot. And for every mountain peak , grizzly bear or river rapid that makes you gasp in awe, there’s an urban delight to match – world class cuisine in Calgary, exciting festivals in Edmonton and more bars and galleries than you’ll ever have time for.
To bring this province of contrasts to life for you, we’ve been speaking with the locals, from both urban and rural Alberta, whose interviews you can read right here. We’ve also got two trips that’ll enable you to experience the true Albertan way of life, taking in the most iconic sights as you go. So, here it is: Alberta – Urban vs Rural.