Alberta is known for the unmissable Rocky Mountains and the popular mountain towns of Banff and Jasper and iconic Lake Louise, but for visitors looking to explore the road less travelled, Southern Alberta should not be missed!Head south from Calgary along the famous Cowboy Trail where traces of Alberta’s wild west heritage can be found as it travels through high ranch country passing little prairie towns and wonderful attractions including the Bar U Ranch Historic Site.In the far south of the province lies the lesser-known Waterton Lakes National Park that borders Glacier National Park in Montana which together makes up Waterton-Glacier Peace Park – the first in the world! Visit the park to see its chain of lakes, incredible mountain peaks, colourful rocks and peaceful hiking trails – the scenery and wildlife opportunities certainly won’t disappoint!Discover wild geology and landscapes as well as prehistoric remains in Drumheller – a real-life Jurassic Park home to one of the world’s richest sites for fossils where you can take guided tours of dig sites and watch archaeologists at work. Further south Dinosaur Provincial Park lies in striking Badland scenery complete with canyons and unique rock formations, known as hoodoos – the scenery is like driving or walking on another planet!

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