Canada Photos: Alberta in Summer

 
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In summer, pink flowers bloom near the Columbia Icefield, located at the boundary of Banff and Jasper national parks, in Alberta, Canada.  
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Clouds and mist cover Bow Lake, one of the largest lakes in Banff National Park. Bow Lake is one of several lakes along the Icefields Parkway, which runs between Banff and Jasper national parks.  
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The lakes in Banff National Park offer breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. Moraine Lake, located just a short drive from Banff and Lake Louise, is known for its vivid blue color.  
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Rock formations and waterfalls are found throughout Johnston Canyon. The canyon is one of the most popular hikes in Banff National Park.  
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One of Canada's three prairie provinces, Alberta has a long ranching tradition. Bar U National Historic Site is located at what was once one of the most successful ranches in Canada. Visitors can learn about the history and development of ranching in western Canada.  
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A group takes a trail ride through Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta. The park is part of Kananaskis Country, an area in southwestern Alberta that's popular for all kinds of recreational activities.  
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In addition to adventurous activities like horseback riding, golfing is a draw in Alberta's Kananaskis Country. Beautiful peaks surround Mount Lorette gold course.  
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Bighorn sheep roam the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.  
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The sandstone cliffs in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, located in southeast Alberta, display sacred carvings and paintings of the Blackfoot people. There are guided tours, trails, campgrounds, and wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the park.  
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Sunlight casts shadows among the hoodoos, natural sandstone pillars found in southeastern Alberta. In the warmer months, mountain biking along the Hoodoo Drive Trail is a great way to view these impressive formations.  
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