Southern Alberta vistas have long been used as settings for Hollywood films, including Brokeback Mountain and Legends of the Fall, and it’s easy to see why. From the golden prairies and the eerie badlands of the East to the mountain peaks of the West, Southern Alberta’s diverse topography and its year-round outdoor and cultural experiences make for unique cottage rentals.
Hike the high plateau of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, or go biking or snowmobiling at Crowsnest Pass, nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Check out Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the Abundant First Nations carvings, petroglyphs, and paintings at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. Experience the Canadian Badlands—rife with ancient dinosaur bones—at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, and at Dinosaur Provincial Park, another Southern Albertan UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, enjoy an authentic Blackfoot cultural experience, through sampling traditional cuisine and catching the annual World Chicken Dance Championships.
Southern Alberta cottage rentals offer outdoor and cultural attractions, and are easily accessible from urban Calgary or arty Lethbridge.+ More