Top things to do in Southern Alberta

Top Choice National Park in Southern Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park

Here flat prairies collide dramatically with the Rockies, with a sparkling lake and a hilltop castle that may make you wonder if you've fallen into a fairy tale. Sadly, Waterton Lakes National Park is rarely known t…
Top Choice Historic Site in Southern Alberta

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

The story behind this Unesco World Heritage site with the strangest name of any attraction in Alberta is one of ingenuity and resourcefulness – and is key to the First Nations' cultural heritage (and Canada's, too!)…
Top Choice Museum in Drumheller

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

This fantastic museum is one of the preeminent dinosaur museums on the planet, made even better by a $5.9 million expansion project completed in 2019. Even if you have no interest in dinos, you'll come out feeling l…
Top Choice Historic Site in Southern Alberta

Bar U Ranch

Founded in 1882, Bar U was once one of the largest commercial ranches in the world, covering 160,000 acres. You can wander back in time through its two dozen buildings – including a cookhouse, post office, corral, s…
Top Choice Museum in Crowsnest Pass

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

This excellent museum overlooks the Crowsnest Valley and helps put a human face on the tragedy of the Frank landslide. Displays bring mining, the railroad and the early days of this area to life; kids will enjoy hav…
Top Choice Bar in Drumheller

Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance is the real thing – a Western saloon from 1913, complete with bear skins, old kerosene lamps, antique photos and bullet holes in the wall. Since its original heyday, Wayne's population has dwindled from …
Top Choice Distillery in Southern Alberta

Eau Claire Distillery

Award-winning Eau Claire Distillery is the province's first craft distillery, using Alberta grain and custom-crafted German stills. Having taken over the town's original movie theater and built on the site of the ne…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Lethbridge

Plum

Lethbridge is not an elegant city, but Plum may make you rethink: it's got plush velour curtains, a marble bar with dim lighting and polished copper accents, dark wood and probably the tastiest cocktails you'll find…
Top Choice Pub Food in Lethbridge

Telegraph Tap House

So this is where cool Lethbridgians go. Park yourself at the bar with a craft brew and pulled-pork sliders or chili-cheese fries. Is the stack of antique suitcases left over from others who dared try the Baked Ultim…
Top Choice Pizza in Waterton Lakes National Park

49° North Pizza

Seriously satisfying pizza with all of the expected renditions, plus some creative gourmet options such as bison and Saskatoon berries, as well as a choice of salads and a make-your-own 'power bowl' (brown rice with…