With the sun in the sky, we’re looking to experience the most unique events the province has to offer, and the list? It’s even longer than you might think! From mountain escapades to high-flying experiences, adrenaline junkies and nature lovers are in for one incredible season! Here are just 10 of the most adventurous things you can do in Alberta this spring.

CLIMB A MOUNTAIN

Face your fears and take a thrilling rock climbing tour of the Rocky Mountains! Offered until October, Albertans of all skill levels can swing, repel and climb their way through the beautiful backcountry with the help of a certified instructor.

Where: Box 2474 Jasper, AB Canada
Cost: $325

RAPPEL 60 FEET UNDER THE ROCKIES

 

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You’ve seen the outside of the Rockies, now explore the insides of them! On this tour, you will embark on a one-of-a-kind, 4 to 6 km adventure through the caverns below the Bow Valley, during which you’ll learn about our province’s natural history and geography. We hope you’re not claustrophobic!

Where: 211 Bear Street – Banff, Alberta
Cost: $135+

OR HORSEBACK RIDING THROUGH THEM

Underground might be a unique way to explore the Rockies, but horseback is undeniably a traditional one. Banff Adventures also runs a variety of tours exploring the area, from quick 1 hour loops to full half-day adventures, you’re sure to find something that works.

Where:211 Bear Street – Banff, Alberta
Cost: $69 +

EXPLORE THE COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS

Do look down! Up above the world so high, Albertans are encouraged to explore the one-of-a-kind Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Experience a little bit of everything the Rockies have to offer from its wildlife, mountain views, cascading waterfalls, and history all from 918-feet in the air.

Where: Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12
Cost: $25+

TAKE A SCENIC HELICOPTER TOUR

Willing to pay a pretty penny to experience something new? Why not climb aboard a helicopter and see the mountains from above? From valleys, lakes and forests – see the Rockies from a whole new point of view.

Where: 91 Bow Valley Trail, Banff
Cost: $190+

SCUBA DIVE TO THE RUINS OF LAKE MINNEWANKA

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to travel to an exotic island to scuba dive some ruins. This sunny season, those who are qualified and experienced, can actually gear up and explore Lake Minnewanka’s infamous underwater ghost town.

Where: Lake Minnewanka – directions here
Cost: FREE

GET REVVED UP FOR AN OPEN-TOP TOUR 

This spring, experience the Rockies unlike ever before with an Open Top Tour! From the backseat of a uniquely vintage vehicle, guests will learn about the area’s active wildlife, the area’s colorful history, and their fellow passengers with the help of an interpretive guide.

Where: Mount Royal Hotel – 138 Banff Avenue
Cost: $41+

RENT A SCOOTER AND CRUISE BANFF 

Can’t afford Italy – but long for Euro-type travel, scenic views, and historic streets? This season, rev a two-wheeler and cruise Alberta’s favorite national park on a unique scooter tour of the area. There’s really nothing like feeling the mountain wind through your hair.

Where: 327 Railway Avenue, Banff, AB
Cost: $50+

GO WHITE WATER RAFTING

Adrenaline junkies! Are you ready to take the ride of a lifetime? This spring, buckle into your life jacket and grip a paddle for dear life as you ride the wild Kananaskis rapids through the mountains with an experienced guide. It doesn’t get cooler than this!

Where: 414 Connaught Street, Jasper, Alberta
Cost: $37+

SIDECAR TOUR 

Choose your own adventure or experience Calgary as never before. This sunny season, hop into an old-school sidecar for a unique tour of lakes, rivers, and breweries. The world is your oyster and the motorcyclist is your guide!

When: Tours offered starting June 1st
Where: 414 Connaught Street, Jasper, Alberta
Cost: $12+

And there you have it! 10 of the most adventurous things you can do in Alberta this sunny season. Now get out there and enjoy!