Our trip to Alberta during the summer month of August, was truly unreal! Canada has many many beautiful cities/towns that you must visit. Below are some of the top food and travel destinations you can explore for your next trip to Alberta.
- Explore and Dine in Calgary
Though not the capital, it is an epic city to visit. Ranked one of the cleanest cities in the world. Calgary has the best tasting food I have ever had in Canada, ranging from a simple Pizza Pizza to Turkish food and more. Also, you must visit the Calgary tower, museums and the iconic Calgary peace bridge.
Best Brunch Spot! Queens Breakfast Cocktails I opted-out for meat and got seafood instead. Great service and very tasty food. A perfect start to your morning or should I say afternoon :p
Great Yemeni Restaurant – House of Mandi the beverages are outstanding here and they also serve shisha at the patio!
The BEST Turkish Restaurant! – Anatolia Turkish Restaurant here anything you order is next level! Ask the waiter what’s popular. I got the lamb sank, which was sooo goood and extremely tender and don’t forget the desserts, especially the kunafa and rice pudding. The decorations, style of the dishes, and overall layout of the restaurant makes your food experience 100 times better. Like you’re in a 5-star hotel in Istanbul!
Best Shawarma: Damascus Fine Mediterranean Foods – This was hands-down the best shawarma I have ever had in my life! Sorry, I don’t have a picture.
Shisha: Cafe Med Restaurant & Shisha Lounge – The shisha here is not too bad, I really loved the patio section.
Have you ever had a Doner Pizza?! Roma’s Pizzeria, now’s your chance!
Good Persian Food – Termeh Cafe Restaurant the tea with the rock candy was my favourite!
#1 Shisha Spot! – Fire N Ice Bar & Sheesha Lounge Perhaps the best shisha spot in town! Great music, next level shisha, must check out.
Views from Calgary Tower – Tickets are very affordable and you get a nice view of the city. There’s also a restaurant located at the top floor, although when we went it was permanently closed, hopefully they opened back up.
2. Stay in Canmore
To me Canmore was so stunning, a town surrounded by mountains. It was less touristy than Banff and was cheaper as well. Canmore is a popular place for many mountaineers, amateur or not, as you can trek the mountains nearby. Here you can do a bunch of activities, from rafting to indoor rock climbing with the pros 😱.
I recommend you drive to Grassi Lakes, its in the southern Canadian Rockies and overlooks the town of Canmore.
3. Visit Banff
This is like Canmore times 10. You can do loads of activities here and shopping as well. We just went canoeing in Banff in the Bow River, you can go horseback riding as well. Also, you should check out the Banff Gondola!
4. See Lake Louise
Now I can finally be the cool guy on instagram, after I post my selfie with Lake Louise in the background lol. Aside from the jokes, it’s a very beautiful lake though lots of tourists. You can go canoeing or kayaking here, it is a bit expensive but worth it for the experience. I like how the Fairmont Hotel is right by the lake, you can stay there for a night or more but if that’s not in your budget be sure to check out their restaurant, super fancy. I got a chocolate cake covered with gold!
5. See Moraine Lake
Moraine lake is truly beautiful and the water is turquoise like the Mediterranean. It is beside Lake Louise, so you can check out these two spots for sure. There is a bear trail nearby as I call it, since there are actually bears that you could find when you going hiking. Be careful and have at least 3 people with you and don’t bring any food.
Really beautiful drive to get here. The water is freezing cold as it is glacier water even in the summer months. Great to splash your face with to wake you up. 🤣 Also, this is in BC, you can tell when the trees suddenly reach to the sky.
7. Stay in Jasper
They say the journey to Jasper aka the road trip there is the whole experience. You encounter many different wildlife and can camp at Jasper or stay in a hotel. We didn’t have much time, so hopefully we get to visit here one day.
Largest mall in North America! From an ice rink to indoor Cancun lol to Canada’s Wonderland (aka theme park). You will definitely need a few days to see everything in this mall.
There were many other places to see in Alberta, maybe next time we can book an RV and do an epic road tour. Let me know in the comments of your favourite spot in Alberta!
Pictures and words only show half the story, check out my 1st vlog of the trip here!
See you on the next journey!