Places to Visit Outside Edmonton

Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 11:27pm.

Prime Edmonton Real Estate - Are you still deliberating whether or not you should move to Edmonton? Well, it's about time you take a decision, because the city is so rapidly developing that the real estate prices may take a big leap without any apprise. One of the major advantages of moving to Edmonton is that you are surrounded by some of the most spectacular sceneries in Canada. There are so many things to do in and outside Edmonton that it's difficult to know where to start from. Here are a few places and things that you can do outside Edmonton:

  • National Parks:

Banff is Canada's oldest national park and it is about a five-hour drive from Edmonton. The infamous Banff Upper Hot Spring is a good place to spend your day and relax. Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay Ski Resort and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are some of the destinations where you can enjoy first-class skiing.

Jasper National Park is a four-hour drive from Edmonton. It is a place less visited by tourists and more laid-back than Banff National Park, but just as beautiful. Driving is the easiest way to visit Jasper National Park, but you can also travel via commercial rail from Edmonton and Vancouver. There are countless campsites and more than enough wildlife to marvel at.

  • Lakes:

When the temperatures ascend in the summertime, the nearby lakes are some of the coolest ways to chill out and relax. The Pigeon Lake Provincial Park is wide, sandy and gently sloped with a marked swimming area. It is located 60 kms west of Wetaskiwin and is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Edmonton. There is a huge playground and a picnic area where you can enjoy with your family.

Sylvan Lake is a popular destination for tourists from around Alberta, with over 1.5 million visitors each year. It is located 25 kms west of the city of Red Deer. Sylvan Lake city is situated on the southeast edge of Sylvan Lake. The lake is a 15 kms long freshwater lake.

  • Camping and Skiing:

There are ample of places to camp in Alberta outside Edmonton. You can either take a trek to the Rockies for real backcountry camping or do some 'car camping' just outside Edmonton. There's always a place to go, once you leave the city.

When the temperature goes down during winters and if you're ready to hit the big slopes, head to the Rockies for world-class skiing fun. There are some notable ski resorts outside Edmonton, which are Lake Louise near Banff, Marmot Basin near Jasper and Nakiska near Kananaskis.

If you're thinking of moving to a new place that is surrounded by campsites, beautiful sceneries, calm lakes and national parks, then Edmonton should be your first choice. All these beautiful places are just a short drive away from Edmonton, and visiting such places with your family can be an amazing experience. If you are looking for a house in Edmonton, I'd be more than happy to help you find your dream house.

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