Welcome to Alberta's North!
Alberta's North, known to some as Canada
outback, is relatively untamed. But winding through the acres of Alberta's North
wilderness are many highways, connecting little (and some not so little) pockets
of civilization where the spirit of explorers, pioneers, trappers and hunters
still lives on. Visit Fort McMurray
a booming town that boasts a precious reserve of oil sands as its claim to fame.
Buffalo National Park
offers natural tranquility and once-in-a-lifetime encounters
with bison and wolves. Farther west is the Peace
region, with important communities like Grande
, a thriving agricultural community, and High
, gateway to the Northwest Territories and home to Canada's most northerly
grain elevator. Outdoor activities, including snowmobiling, dog sledding, ATVing
and cross country skiing, are especially popular in Northern Alberta. Hunters
will relish the big game opportunities in this vast region, which offer chances
at elk, deer, bear and moose, to name a few.