Friendly, sophisticated Edmonton makes a superb starting point for travellers who wish to experienceall of Alberta.
To witness the grandeur of our CANADIAN ROCKIES and glaciers as well as our plains, aspen parkland and boreal forest, simply drive west 4-5 hours on the famed Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16) towards JASPER and the ICEFIELDS PARKWAY region. To experience the magnificent badlands — a pillared, rocky landscape of hoodoos and drumlins where the dinosaurs once roamed — head south on Hwy 21 for 4-5 hours to DRUMHELLER, where the world-famous ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALEONTOLOGY presents the world’s largest dinosaur display. Celebrate the “spirit of the machine” at the REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM, an hour south of the city via Hwy 2, then east on Hwy 13. Discover the history of air and ground transportation, agriculture and other Alberta industries. It’s also home to Canada’s AVIATION HALL OF FAME.