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Summer Extended

Alberta Offers A Range Of Options


For agents with clients looking to extend their summer, then Alberta may be the answer. The western province reports that its average rainfall in September is 50% less than in Ontario, for example. And with a host of brand-new attractions, legendary views and unique culinary experiences, Alberta may be just what’s wanted.

For the adventure travelers, the Banff Norquay’s Via Ferrata is now open. Visitors can enjoy the alpine landscape with a certified guide, climbing up the cliffs assisted by fixed anchoring system of cables, ladders and a suspension bridge. Travellers can choose from the Explorer Route, a two hour excursion for $139 per person or the Ridgewalker Route, a four hour excursion for $169 per person. For more information, hike on over to http://www.summer.banffnorquay.com .

If it’s a romantic getaway that’s wanted, consider a hike through the Larch Valley, where the needles of the alpine larch turn a spectacular yellow-gold in September. The Hike Amongst the Larches package includes accommodation at Lake Louise Inn, breakfast for two and boxed lunches for your hike. Rates begin at $199 per double occupancy. To book, call 1-403-522-3791.

For foodies, then it’s time to check out Calgary’s farm-to-fork food scene at top-rated restaurants using fresh local produce. Try Charcut’s uniquely Albertan urban-rustic cuisine, using seasonal artisan ingredients to create unpretentious dishes in a sleek Calgary setting, or test out Model Milk featuring locally sourced comfort food and a seriously innovative drink list.

For more on Alberta, go to http://www.travelalberta.com .


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