Alberta's Heartland Trip Planner
Welcome to Alberta's Heartland!
Alberta's Heartland is a colourful mix of farms, forests, rivers and vibrant growing communities such as Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House and Camrose. Historically, agriculture has been the lynchpin of the local economy, a legacy that lives on at guest ranches scattered throughout the area. Rivers too played a major role in the immediate years after first contact between First Nations and explorers. Today, the waterways have lost their role as a transportation corridor, but they remain a vital part of the landscape for visitors and locals alike. Drifting down the Red Deer River in the summer on a canoe is a popular way to enjoy the scenery, absorb a few rays of warm sunshine and even catch a few fish. On the region's lakes, water-skiing, swimming and sunbathing consume long summer days at resort communities like Sylvan Lake. In winter, outdoor enthusiasts turn their attention landwards to nearly endless snowmobile trails and cross-country skiing.
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Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Alberta's Heartland? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Terry Fox National School Day Run
Sep 29 » Wetaskiwin
- Pumpkin Fair & Weigh Off
Oct 01 » Smoky Lake
- Camrose Street Performers Festival
Oct 01 » East-Central
- CIBC Run for the Cure
Oct 02 » Bower Ponds
- Wedding Dress Designer Sample Sale
Oct 15 to Oct 16 » Red Deer
- Derek Selinger's "The Gift"
Oct 28 » Red Deer
- MAC DADDY - Fleetwood Mac Rumours 40th Anniversary Concert
Feb 04 » Camrose
- Didsbury Fair Parade
Apr 01 » Didsbury
- Harvest of the Past and Harvest Food Festival
TBA » Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village