Alberta Bucket List: 150 Things to do in Alberta this Summer.  Everything from carnivals, to U-picks, to hiking and biking, river floats, places to eat, and ghost towns to visit!

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Alberta Bucket List: 150 Things to do in Alberta this Summer

There are so many things to do in Alberta in the summer, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start first.  But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  We have listed 150 things to do in Alberta this summer. Everything ranging from midways, to u-picks, to hikes, biking trails, river floats, places to eat, ghost towns to visit…there are a tonne of ideas here!

  1. Have a campfire and make s’mores
  2. Explore Cave and Basin after dark on the night lantern tour
  3. Walk the glass floor at Glacier Skywalk in Jasper
  4. Take the Rock Art Tour at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
  5. Bounce on the Berry Bounce at Kayben Farms
  6. Spend a day in Fish Creek Park, Calgary
  7. Visit a Farmer’s Market
  8. Visit Bar U Ranch
  9. Experience the Skyline Luge at Winsport Canada Olympic Park, Calgary
  10. Find the Parks Canada red #ShareTheChairs and get pictures!
  11. Stay in a Caboose Cabin at Aspen Crossing
  12. Go to the Calgary Stampede!
  13. Have a picnic at a honey farm
  14. Hike Johnston Canyon in Banff
  15. Plan and take a road trip
  16. Visit Frank’s Slide at Crowsnest Pass, Blairmore, AB
  17. Hike Cat Creek Falls in Kananaskis (and walk on the broken road)
  18. Take a tour and have a picnic at Ellis Bird Farm
  19. Have a bouncing fun day at the outdoor floating Aqua Splash Park in Sylvan Lake
  20. Visit Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump
  21. Camp on the lake at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park
  22. Kayak and camp at Kelley’s Bathtub in William A. Switzer Provincial Park
  23. Take a bus tour of the badlands at Dinosaur Provincial Park
  24. Camp at Dinosaur Provincial Park
  25. Take the kids to the Kinsmen Spray Park in Edson
  26. Take the kids on a hike at Hard Luck Canyon near Whitecourt
  27. Ride the slides at the Whitecourt Rotary Park River Slides
  28. Skip rocks at the river
  29. Sleepover with the dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum
  30. Walk the horse barns at Spruce Meadows in Calgary
  31. Stop in for a donut at the Donut Mill in Red Deer
  32. Track the Northern Lights
  33. Spend the day at Devonshire Beach Slave Lake
  34. Rent a canoe, kayak or rowboat and take it out on the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake
  35. Ride the trails with your family at the Canmore Nordic Centre
  36. Spend the day at the Outdoor Waterslides in Blackfalds
  37. Take the kids to the Active Learning Park at Granary Road, Calgary
  38. Go tubing at Milk River
  39. Bike the trail from Canmore to Banff
  40. Catch a $10 bus ride from Calgary to Banff on On It Transit
  41. Get up close with Hoodoos in Banff
  42. Stroll around the coal mine ruins of the Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site
  43. Visit the Ink Pots in Johnston Canyon Banff
  44. See the abandoned Hot Springs on the ‘Source of the Springs‘ Trail in Jasper
  45. Spend a night camping in a Yurt at Pigeon Lake
  46. See the Columbia ice fields on a helicopter tour
  47. Sleep outside on the trampoline
  48. Take a scenic Drive along The Cowboy Trail
  49. Explore Red Rock Canyon in Waterton
  50. Go see a baseball game!
  51. Mountain bike on a ski hill, at Winsport in Calgary
  52. Fly high on the trapeze at Flying Trapeze outside of Calgary
  53. Go to a midway / carnival
  54. Visit the Medalta museum, arts facility and gallery in Medicine Hat
  55. Walk the Peace Bridge in Calgary
  56. Spend the day at Heritage Park, Calgary AB
  57. Take a tour of the Alberta Legislature
  58. Tour the Galt Museum & Archives in Lethbridge
  59. See if Peyto Lake is really as blue at they say it is!
  60. Attend Shakespeare in the Park in Edmonton or Calgary
  61. Take an evening Wine & Cheese Cruise on Lake Minnewanka
  62. Ride the Banff Gondola
  63. Soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs
  64. Soak in the hottest hot springs in the rockies, the Miette Hot Springs in Jasper
  65. Visit the Gopher Hole Museum at Torrington, AB
  66. Paddleboat in William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
  67. See a movie in a small town theatre!
  68. Stuff yourself at Taste of Edmonton
  69. Catch the fireworks festival, Globalfest in Calgary
  70. Explore the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.  And enjoy authentic food!
  71. Take the back roads and add a ferry to your road trip!
  72. Ride the High Level Street Car in Edmonton
  73. Tube the Pembina River by Evansburg
  74. Visit the Fort Museum at Fort Macleod
  75. Take in all the rides at Calaway Park
  76. Rent a canoe at Lake Louise
  77. Go whitewater river rafting!
  78. Take a Heritage Tour of the Banff Springs Hotel
  79. Go deep in the mines at the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site near Drumheller
  80. Take the kids go-karting!
  81. Visit the Okotoks erratic, “The Big Rock”
  82. For Star Trek fans, visit the Vulcan Trek Station
  83. Go Caving in the Cadomin Caves
  84. Take a guided caving tour of the Rat’s Nest Cave near Canmore
  85. Spend a lazy day floating down the Bow River in Calgary
  86. Have a beach day at Sylvan Lake
  87. Bird watch at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary
  88. Go for a walk in your local park.  For us that’s Fish Creek Park!
  89. Camp in a Tipi or Trapper’s Tent!
  90. Float in a tube at Discovery Canyon, Red Deer
  91. Have an historical adventure day at Fort Normandeau near Red Deer
  92. Take a cruise tour on Upper Waterton Lake
  93. Visit Glenbow Museum in Calgary
  94. Have Sunday Brunch at Fort Calgary
  95. Stand on the glass deck at the top of Calgary Tower
  96. Have a picnic
  97. Get your car fix at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum
  98. Take the kids to a splash park!
  99. See the world’s largest dinosaur in Drumheller
  100. Go to a free pancake breakfast
  101. Visit the world’s largest perogy in Glendon
  102. Spend the day at an outdoor pool
  103. Camp under the stars in Elk Island National Park
  104. Get up early and catch a beautiful Alberta sunrise!
  105. Check out the Sunnyslope Sandstone Shelter near Didsbury
  106. Walk amongst the dinosaurs at Jurassic Forest near Gibbons
  107. Sleep in a tent under the stars
  108. Visit the sheep grazing in Fort Saskatchewan
  109. Climb, zip and jump at the Aerial Adventure Park near Fort McMurray
  110. Walk on water in a water ball in Red Deer!
  111. Go for breakfast in an old church, at the Holy Ghost Cafe and Music Hall in Coleman
  112. Take in a Farm to Table foodie experience
  113. Go rock climbing
  114. Take the kids for ice cream at MacKay’s in Cochrane
  115. Meet friends for coffee on the patio at a local cafe!
  116. Climb, zip and jump at the Snow Valley Aerial Park in Edmonton
  117. Ride the VIA Rail through the Rocky Mountains
  118. Camp in an oTENTik tent at Two Jack Lake
  119. Take a road trip and listen to a playlist of 150 Canadian songs!
  120. Go to an outdoor movie in your area!
  121. Visit a new playground in your town or city
  122. Visit the Icefields
  123. On a rainy day, explore West Edmonton Mall
  124. Go on a bird watching walk at Kimiwan Lake at McLennan
  125. Attend a music festival!
  126. Visit the Calgary Zoo
  127. Catch a play or live music in the Badlands
  128. Go horseback riding in Sundre
  129. Eat a Saskatoon Berry Butter Tart at The Saskatoon Farm
  130. Take the kids to a petting zoo
  131. Play mini-golf!
  132. Visit a U-Pick and stock up!
  133. Stop in at the Nanton Candy Store
  134. Hike a short trail to Sulphur Gates in the Grande Cache area
  135. Visit the eroded remnants of a prehistoric river in Kleskun Hill Natural Area
  136. Get up early and go fishing!
  137. On your way to Drumheller, stop in and take in the views at Horseshoe Canyon
  138. Visit a Ghost Town
  139. Go to a street performers festival!
  140. Stop in for a soda at Marv’s Classic Soda Shop in Black Diamond
  141. Go for a day hike in Bragg Creek, then stop in town for a coffee
  142. Pick your own flowers at a flower farm!
  143. Go for a bike ride!
  144. Attend an Under the Stars Program at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm in Bon Accord
  145. Visit different playgrounds in Alberta
  146. Visit the working sheep farm, PaSu Farms for a bite to eat or some shopping
  147. Go berry picking at Pearson’s Berry Farm!  And buy a pie too!
  148. Take an educational Sanctuary Tour through Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
  149. Have dinner at one of your local food trucks!
  150. Go stand-up paddleboarding in Banff
  151. Bonus!  Visit Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Where are you going first?