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).
- Olds Fashioned Christmas Santa Claus Parade & Light Up Festival
Nov 28 » Olds
- Horse Breeders and Owners Conference
Jan 15 to Jan 17 » Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
- Didsbury Fair Parade
TBA » Didsbury
- Canada Day Celebration at the Lac La Biche Mission
Jul 01 » Lac La Biche Mission National Historical Site