Person standing on bridge at Pyramid Lake in Jasper.

About Alberta

Explore Canada's Wild Side

Alberta is bold and adventurous. It's where the Canadian Rockies meet the Great Plains, converging in a rugged yet majestic landscape that's just waiting to be experienced. Get ready to find endless outdoor experiences, sparkling cities, stunning scenery, friendly locals and create unforgettable memories.

Alberta public holidays

There are 10 provincial public holidays observed in Alberta throughout the year. There are often events and public celebrations associated with each one, and businesses may be closed in observance of the day.

Ring in the new year in Alberta. The biggest celebrations occur on New Year’s Eve, often with luxe dinners and parties, live music and fireworks.

This holiday is all about spending time with your family. It’s a great opportunity to get out and try a new activity or experience together.

The official start of the Easter long weekend, which is often marked with religious services.

Easter brunch is a favourite tradition in Alberta. Be sure to book early, as many restaurants fill up quickly.

Victoria Day means a long weekend in Alberta, and it’s considered the start of camping season for many outdoor enthusiasts.

You’ll find Canada Day festivities anywhere in the province. Celebrations usually include live music, performances, plenty of great food and an evening fireworks display.

This holiday is said to mark the last weekend of summer, and many people like to spend it outdoors soaking in the warm weather.

Thanksgiving doesn’t always mean traditional turkey dinners. Many restaurants in Alberta create special menus for the holiday.

Remembrance Day services are held throughout the province, such as the Field of Crosses along Memorial Drive in Calgary.

Celebrate a picture-perfect holiday season with Christmas at the Castle at the Fairmont Banff Springs.