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Alberta, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Alberta?

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Alberta cost?

A one week trip to Alberta usually costs around $0.00 (CA$0.00) for one person and $0.00 (CA$0.00) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Alberta on average costs around $0.00 (CA$0.00) for one person and $0.00 (CA$0.00) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Alberta will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Alberta on average costs around $0.00 (CA$0.00) for one person and $0.00 (CA$0.00) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Alberta has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Alberta expensive to visit?

Alberta is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Canada, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Alberta in depth.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Alberta is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in North America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Alberta.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Alberta Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Alberta?

The average Alberta trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Alberta travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


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Alberta on a Budget
Alberta Banff National Park
If you ever wanted to visit a place where all the beauty of nature is centrally located, you will want to make a trip to Alberta, Canada. With part of the Canadian Rockies, the prairies and the wilderness of forests, Alberta has something for everyone. As the home to Canada's oil industry, this is also the richest province in the country.
Sights
One of the most breathtaking sights you can see in Alberta is the drive from Calgary west towards British Columbia. The Rockies spike dramatically and quickly from the earth. The routes through Banff, Jasper or Glacier National Park are also quite stunning.

If you plan to take a stop, consider Kananaskis Country. This section of the Alberta Rockies region includes Peter Lougheed Provincial Park with a ski resort and golf course. Book a tee time early, as these are the busiest courses in North America. If it's winter, enjoy the cross-country skiing and skate trails. If it's summer, hop on an ATV and cruise around.

Another stunning stop is Lake Louise in the middle of Banff National Park. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains with a large glacier at the far end, this isolated area is perfect for a luxurious resort. Be sure to explore the vibrantly colored glacial lakes like Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. Another must-see is Victoria Glacier.
Regions
Alberta is split into several regions. The Alberta Badlands are located in the southeast of Alberta, and is home to valleys and plains full of fossils. The Alberta Rockies region includes the beauty of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. The Calgary region contains Alberta's largest city, Calgary, and a rapidly growing population. Central Alberta is the most rural region of the province with rolling hills, prairie and forests. Eastern Alberta is mostly forests and farms while Edmonton Capital contains the capital city of Edmonton. The Peace River Valley has breathtaking forests with small towns, and Southern Alberta is the windy region with several wind farms and regular farms.

Activities
Between all the ski resorts in Alberta – Jasper National Park, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Norquay – you will find slopes for every level of experience. The hardcore skier will find new challenges to intrigue them, while the novice can enjoy the leisurely runs through the greens.

For the experienced hiker, the Rockies can be an interesting challenge. With a few lakes for boating, jet skiing and other water sports, you will get the entire nature experience in a landlocked province.

For a truly unique experience, visit the Dinosaur Provincial Park just a couple of hours southeast of Calgary. Admission for general camping is free, but to see the restricted areas, you have to pay for a guide. The park is full of trails and hoodoos for climbing, and the scenery is amazing. A large percentage of the world's dinosaur bones have been found in this park, hence the name, and it is not unusual to find small bone fragments on the ground. You'll have to put them back for others to find, however, because taking them with you us against the rules. Keep your eye out for several common dangers of this park – rattlesnakes, scorpions and black widow spiders live here, as well.
Food and Dining
Given that many parts of Alberta are so isolated, there is a surprising variety in the restaurants to choose from – especially in the major cities. From simple diners to fine dining, Alberta is ready to offer travelers whatever meal they're looking for. The region is particularly known for its beef, and the steak is considered the regional dish for the province.

Transportation
Greyhound Canada offers services along almost all the major destinations in Alberta. Keep in mind, Greyhound does so-called "milk runs" where they stop at almost every location to drop odd and pick up passengers.

Given that Alberta is so large, however, car travel is basically a must. Most towns have grown vertically instead of horizontally so unless you plan on staying in Calgary or Edmonton, where walking is an option, you're going to want a car. Road regulations are the same as Canada as a whole. Keep your eyes open, as critters love to dart into the road.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.