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Central Alberta

Crossing the North Saskatchewan River on the Kootenay Plains

Central Alberta is a place of amazing contrasts. From the majestic rockies to the badlands and the parkland, from rural to urban, all within a short scenic drive.

As a local tour company based in Red Deer we might be a little biased but we believe Central Alberta is an exceptional place. With so many things to experience, the toughest decision is picking one. Adventure is truly found wherever you look.

This is not a directory of all there is to do in Central Alberta but rather a curated list by Pursuit Adventures of places we like and think you’ll enjoy. We only share activities where we have had a positive first hand experience. Sometimes things change so please let us know if you experience something that doesn’t match up with what we found.

Cline River Canyon

Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

FROM THE BADLANDS TO THE ROCKIES

Snowshoeing at Heritage Ranch

Whitegoat Falls, David Thompson Country

WHERE’S CENTRAL ALBERTA?

Central Alberta is a big region with poorly defined boundaries. For us, it’s the area from Olds to Ponoka and from Stettler to Saskatchewan River Crossing. It’s between Edmonton and Calgary, with the Canadian Badlands at the southeast corner and the Canadian Rockies’ National Parks to the west.
Sunrise on the Red Deer River

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Crimson Lake Provincial Park

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Allstones Creek - Abraham Lake

Two O’Clock Creek Campground

Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles

Whitegoat Falls Trail

ADVENTURES TO MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH CENTRAL ALBERTA

Get away from the crowds and start planning your outdoor adventure. Here’s some of our favourites.

Hikes

Catch some breathtaking scenery as you explore Central Alberta on foot, from the Badlands to the Rockies.

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