From festivals to outdoor adventures, there is always something exciting going on this time of year. To make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the fun things to do in Alberta this fall and winter, we’ve put together this list so you can take advantage of the remaining weeks of fall and welcome the coming winter.
1) See the bright blooms at Slacks Market Garden
Visiting Slacks Market Garden is like peeking into a postcard of rural Alberta—and you can take your pick from amongst the bright blooms, fresh vegetables, and fragrant herbs.
Slacks Market Garden offers visitors a truly unique experience. This sustainable farm boasts a colorful and bountiful garden, with vegetables and herbs growing alongside perennial flowers. There’s nothing like wandering through acres of flowers in the Fall and getting to pick your own fresh vegetables and fruits.
Be sure to call ahead to book a tour of the garden.
2) Go to the Banff Craft Beer Festival
Alberta-made beer, food, and spirits take center stage in this year’s Banff Craft Beer Festival.
This annual event is sure to please craft beer aficionados, and offer you the opportunity to mingle with brewers, sample some of the best local food and drink, listen to music from talented musicians, and enjoy an incredible view of the beautiful Rocky Mountain.
From December 3 to 11, this week-long festival will be a celebration of all things local—from breweries to food, artisans, and entertainment.
3) Get onboard the Polar Express
Take a trip into nostalgia by riding The Polar Express while it chugs through tunnels of snowflakes, over bridges that glisten with icicles, past cascading waterfalls and frozen fields—and finally climbs up a snowy mountain to Santa’s Workshop.
This is no ordinary train ride. The story of The Polar Express—and your visit to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole—is sure to resonate with children and adults alike.
Come early if possible as this is a popular event.
4) Take your next hike in Kananaskis Country
Kananaskis Country offers some of the best hiking experiences Alberta has to offer, so don’t forget to add this to your list of things to do in Alberta this fall and winter. With breathtaking vistas and trails suited for seasoned hikers or families looking for an easy walk through nature, you’ll want to leave some time for exploring.
Breathtaking views are guaranteed no matter which trail you choose—and with over 473 trails in Kananaskis Country, you’re bound to find one that suits your skill level and interests.
Be sure to check out the Oldman River watershed while you’re there. It’s one of only two foothills river valleys that have been designated as a Canadian Heritage River System!
5) Enjoy the display at the Nikka Yuko Festival of Lights
This dazzling outdoor light display will have you spellbound as it transforms Calgary’s East Village into a world illuminated by lanterns and holiday lights.
Visitors can also enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, hands-on family activities, and more.
From November 26 until January 30 you’ll be able to enjoy the magic that has been created at Shaw Millennium Park.
Boasting thousands of programmable LED lights and individually designed lanterns, this is one light display you won’t want to miss!
6) See the Northern Lights in Alberta’s Dark Sky Preserve
For those who are lucky enough to see them, northern lights are an experience that cannot be forgotten—and Alberta’s Dark Sky Preserve is one of the best places to see them!
When you visit between November and March, be sure to bundle up warmly—and look north for a glimpse of these natural lights dancing across the sky.
Experience The Best That Alberta Has To Offer This Fall & Winter
Whether you’re looking to treat your taste buds, feel the crunch of snow under your boots, or simply relax in nature’s beauty, Alberta has much to offer this fall and winter.
Come and experience in the last few weeks of autumn and the first few months of winter. We at Hansen Land Brokers take pride in the best that this region has to offer. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!