Canada Photos: Alberta in Winter

 
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A skier enjoys the slopes in Banff, located in the Canadian Rockies just a short drive from Calgary. Banff is one of Canada's premiere destinations for families and winter-sport enthusiasts.  
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Snow covers Lake Louise and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. About 45 minutes west of the town of Banff, this world-class resort is perhaps the most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies.  
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Calgary's Winterfest is held each year in early February and lasts for 11 days. There are many family-oriented activities and sports competitions for residents and visitors to enjoy. Not to mention cool ice sculptures like the one pictured above.  
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The famous Hoodoos near Drumheller Valley, Alberta (about a 90-minute drive from Calgary), stand approximately 16 to 22 feet and are a great destination during the winter. Drumheller is the starting point for a range of activities in the region, including winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.  
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Take a tour of the Athabasca Glacier in special vehicles designed for driving on the glacier surface. It is located right off the famous Icefields Parkway, which runs 142 miles through the Canadian Rockies between Lake Louise and Jasper.  
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People gather for First Night festivities in Churchill Square, Edmonton.  
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Alberta is a great destination for everything from a romantic getaway to a family vacation. There are activities for any age—this family enjoys cross-country skiing in Sunshine Valley, Banff.  
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Wintertime in Alberta offers beautiful views and endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Moraine Lake, located about nine miles from Lake Louise, offers breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies.  
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See the northern lights in Ft. McMurray, located in northern Alberta. Ft. McMurray is best known for its Oil Sands, but visitors can also catch a snowmobile tour to see the aurora borealis.  
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