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Explore Alberta

Home of the Canadian Rockies

Some of Canada's most iconic landscapes can be found inside Alberta - with its stunning glacial lakes, towering mountain peaks, wide open ranchland and a cowboy attitude to top it off. This is the home of picture-perfect Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper as well as hardworking cities of Calgary and Edmonton.

Alberta is known for

  • Snowsports
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Cowboys
  • Festivals
  • Grizzly bears

What People Love About This Province

  • The Canadian Rockies in all their glory 
  • Banff National Park and Lake Louise 
  • Calgary and its cowboy twang (and the Stampede) 
  • Big mountain skiing 
  • Easing into the Prairies

Did You Know?

  • According to Marvel history, Wolverine was born in Alberta
  • The bloody caesar was born in Alberta
  • The phrase “trick or treat!” first began in Alberta

17 hostels in Alberta

HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Library
    Library

HI Banff Alpine Centre

Banff, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Cabin
    Cabin
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

HI Beauty Creek Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info

HI Calgary

Calgary, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Luggage storage
    Luggage storage
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen

HI Canmore, Alpine Club of Canada

Canmore, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Patio
    Patio
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen

HI Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Campfire pit
    Campfire pit
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info

HI Edmonton

Edmonton, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • TV room
    TV room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

HI Hilda Creek, Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Campfire
    Campfire

HI Jasper

Jasper, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Luggage storage
    Luggage storage
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen

HI Jasper (New! Opening May 2019)

Jasper, AB

  • Cafe on site
    Cafe on site
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Ski storage
    Ski storage
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Free wifi
    Free wifi

HI Kananaskis, Wilderness Hostel

Kananaskis, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Free Coffee
    Free Coffee

HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre

Lake Louise, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Meeting room
    Meeting room
  • Patio
    Patio

HI Maligne Canyon Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire

HI Mosquito Creek, Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Sauna
    Sauna
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

HI Mount Edith Cavell, Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

HI Nordegg, Shunda Creek Hostel

Nordegg, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

HI Rampart Creek, Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

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