Alberta, Canada

Learn about grizzlies along Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Venture along the stunning stretch of the Icefields Parkway to Jasper. Explore the Canadian Rockies by Rail, or witness the world-famous Calgary Stampede. These learning adventures and more await your discovery in Alberta, Canada!

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Tour Alberta, Canada 

Alberta is known for its two major cities, Calgary and Edmonton, but it also offers a surprising diversity of landscapes and expansive natural beauty. In Alberta, prairies make way for snowcapped mountains, and the turquoise-colored water at Lake Louise creates an unforgettable impression. Have you been itching to experience Alberta travel? 

You have a good reason. Alberta, Canada, is home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 

  • Banff National Park

  • Jasper National Park

  • Dinosaur Provincial Park

  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

  • Wood Buffalo National Park 

  • Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park 

  • Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai´pi. 

A trip to Alberta, Canada, should be on your travel itinerary, but you don’t have to go alone or spend your time trying to make reservations. Road Scholar offers many impressive Alberta tours where travelers learn about the grizzlies along Lake Louise in Banff National Park, venture along the stunning stretch of the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, and explore the Canadian Rockies by Rail. These are just a few learning adventures that await your discovery in Alberta, Canada!


Popular Alberta Tours

Alberta National Parks 

Experience a week of exploring Banff in Canada with Road Scholar. Our spectacular tour of Banff National ParkGreat American Get-Together in Banff — takes travelers to the heart of the Canadian Rockies to explore and culture of Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, and more.

Revel in the geological history of Banff, Canada’s oldest National Park. Nature walks with Road Scholar experts will teach travelers the fascinating ecology of Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake, and more. Enjoy an exclusive private screening at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Find yourself atop the famous Athabasca Glacier, the cherry on top of the sundae in your journey along the Columbia Icefields Parkway. 


Alberta Adventure Expedition

Now is the time to sail aboard an ice-rated small ship along the storied route of Canada’s Northwest Passage, discovered by explorers in 1906. Witness unbelievable arctic environments along the legendary northwest passage arctic exploration with Road Scholar on the 20-day glacial tour in Alberta, Canada. 

Road Scholar travelers will enjoy this active journey through the wilds of Alberta, walking up to two miles a day and visiting extraordinary sites such as the "place that never thaws," Canada's Aujuittuq.

Sail the Ilulissat Icefjord via Zodiac, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's fastest-moving glacier. Road Scholar will provide the best culturalists, photographers, and naturalists to guide travelers through this awe-inspiring, unspoiled terrain. 


Family Trip To Alberta, Canada

Your kids will delight at the sight of big grizzly bears, rare eagles, peaceful mountain goats, and more on this seven-day outdoor adventure in the Canadian Rockies with your family

Ride horseback along the Bow River trail and take in the beauty of the majestic mountains. Ride gondolas as you search for massive grizzly bears from up above. Take beautiful hikes over iron catwalks and rush over rapids from your white water rafts as a family, discovering a region rich in wildlife.

At Yoho National Park, travelers will walk on the same land as the timber wolf, lynx, cougars, black bears, moose, and more. And if this isn’t adventure enough, your family will marvel at the Spiral Tunnels — two vast tunnels running figure-eight loops through the snow-capped mountains. 


Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

How would you like to spend Christmas with your spouse, best friend, or family in the winter wonderland of the Canadian Rockies? The six-day Christmas in the Canadian Rockies tour takes place in Banff, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. Explore mysterious caves, catch sight of deer and elk, and feel the thermal waters at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

This Alberta tour even includes a sleigh ride on Christmas as well as a wonderful Christmas dinner that will make this a holiday you’ll never forget. 


Explore the Canadian Rockies By Train

If you’ve been looking for Canadian Rockies tours from Calgary, you’ve found the right one. The Best of the Rockies by Rail tour includes 12 amazing days of exploration on foot, by gondola, and by the famous Rocky Mountaineer Train.

This amazing tour begins in Calgary, where you’ll learn about the history of Alberta’s largest city. You’ll then move on to the resort town of Banff, where you’ll take a trip on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. After exploring Yoho National Park and taking in the beauty of Emerald Lake, you’ll move on to Jasper, Alberta, to experience ice fields and visit Jasper National Park. From here, you’ll board the Rocky Mountaineer Train, where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the most beautiful train rides in the world to your destination, Vancouver. 


Take In the Rocky Mountain Parks

Alberta is home to some of the most glorious national parks on the planet, so how can you hope to choose which ones to visit on your trip? When you book the Exploring Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks tour, you won’t have to choose. This nine-day Alberta travel tour will take you through the province’s best natural wonders, including:

  • Cave and Basin in Banff

  • Yoho National Park in Lake Louise

  • Jasper National Park

One of our most popular Alberta tours, this trip includes a ride on the Lake Louise Gondola and an adventure aboard an ice explorer to see the Athabasca Glacier. This trip will allow you and your travel companions to fall in love with the natural beauty of Alberta. 


A Generational Alberta Trip

Are you looking for a way to introduce the next generation to nature’s splendor? Spend quality  time with your grandchildren on our very special Outdoor Adventure in the Canadian Rockies With Your Grandchild tour. This seven-day trip is specifically designed for active grandparents and their grandchildren ages 9 to 12.

With your grandchildren, you’ll explore Yoho National Park, whitewater raft across the Kicking Horse River, and ride horses in the resort town of Banff, Alberta. You’ll also explore Banff National Park and enjoy the serene beauty of Moraine Lake. What better way to make amazing memories with your grandchildren?


Experience Travel With Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of educational trips through Alberta, Canada. Enjoy adventures in nature’s wonderland in your tour of Alberta, Canada.

Enroll and learn more about travel tips and tours from Alberta, Canada, to Quebec on Road Scholar today.