Snowy mountaintop adventures, or sunshine-filled hikes to bright blue lakes? Visiting Alberta in Canada is a totally different experience depending on the season.
I also loved the variety of activities. We could start the day snowshoeing through a forest, by the afternoon be on a cable car up a mountain, by the evening be at the hot springs, all before tucking into a gourmet meal in a cosy mountain lodge. It was somewhere I really connected with nature, and while I came back exhausted, I felt I’d really lived life to the full. Yep, all of those classic travel clichés!
More than once I noticed myself saying ‘I’d love to see this spot in the Summer.’ I also said I’d love to travel across Canada by train – how magical would that be?!
One moment in particular was when we arrived at Lake Louise. I looked out over the frozen, snow-covered lake, and while it looked very pretty with ice skaters twirling around on the surface, I longed to see the bright blues of the water below.
It got me thinking, is Alberta more of a summer or winter destination? Is it better to see it in the warmer months in the sunshine, or in the colder months in the snow? Is there more wildlife around in one season or the other? What about prices – is one season more expensive? Time to find out!