Family of four smiling as they bike along a boardwalk over tall grass.

Family Fun

Rally the family, because a trip to Alberta is the perfect way to experience adventures that everyone can get behind. Hike into sprawling mountain valleys, take a trip back in time at prehistoric museums and experience Indigenous culture first hand. 

Grab epic photos for the family album, tour museums and cultural learning sites in the quest to know it all, or let the good times roll at one of Alberta’s nearly endless calendar of events and festivals. After a long day of exploring, wrap it all up with a little something from the kids’ menu.

Get up close with the history of the Frank Slide.

For the family album

Explore every inch of Alberta on your family vacation

Pack a camera and practice those smiles, because there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see. Every curve in the mountain roads is another photo-worthy view, every major crossroads on the prairies a piece of history.

Wander in any direction and you’re sure to come across points of interest, historic sites, views, interpretive centers and more, celebrating Alberta and Canada’s past, present and future.

Check off six World Heritage Sites in one trip

Where else in the world can you see six UNESCO World Heritage sites in one place? Alberta’s incredible mountain parks and longstanding Indigenous history mean we have an exceptionally dense concentration of heritage sites. How many will you see during your stay?

You Need to Visit Alberta’s Six UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Know it all

Experiences that leave a lasting impact

centres and hands-on-learning opportunities for all ages, an Alberta vacation is one big field trip. You don’t have to explain it to the kids that way, though. 

Work enriching experiences into any part of your journey through Alberta for a well-rounded trip the whole family will enjoy. 

Size up against prehistoric creatures at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Wembley.
Experience times past at Stone Wood & Steel in Millarville.
A family of four walking towards a bus on a Columbia Icefield Glacier tour.

Let the good times roll

Epic events and celebrations in the city and beyond

Leave dull moments behind, because there’s always a festival or exciting event going on in Alberta. Folk music festivals, seasonal celebrations and more line the streets of our cities and towns. And it’s not just summer either – Albertans know how to celebrate all year long. 

Less screen time, more green time

Get back to nature. With easy access to trails for all abilities across Alberta, taking the family out for some time among the trees and views of the Canadian Rockies is easy. 

How to Hike with Kids in the Canadian Rockies

More family-friendly activities

The kids’ menu

Family-friendly culinary adventure around every corner

Picky eaters and foodies-in-training rejoice, because Alberta’s food scene offers up delicious dishes for all tastes. And just because a restaurant is kid-friendly doesn’t mean it’s going to bore the taste buds off mom and dad.