Alberta named a top travel destination for 2023 by National Geographic

Oct 26 2022, 7:14 pm

Alberta has immense natural beauty and now it has found itself on a prestigious list by National Geographic detailing the top travel destinations of 2023.

The world-renowned magazine just released its 25 breathtaking places and experiences for 2023 and Alberta is the sole spot in Canada to make the cut.

The list is filled with destinations for the year and was reported by their global editors and framed by five categories (Community, Nature, Culture, Family, and Adventure).

“These destinations for 2023 are under the radar, ahead of the curve, and ready for you to start exploring,” the magazine touted.

Alberta was listed under the community category, with National Geographic saying visitors can “experience how long-held traditions and contemporary perspectives intersect, with Indigenous tourism outfitters in Alberta, Canada.”


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The magazine added that Alberta’s Aboriginal sites offer touchstones into the province’s pre-European past.

“Visitors to Elk Island National Park, located just east of Edmonton, encounter cultural history dating back 8,000 years through guided hikes, hands-on interpretive programs featuring prehistoric stone tools, and Cree crafting workshops.”

“They can also admire the visions and myths found in the rock carvings and paintings left on the sandstone formations and rock spires of Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the high grassland prairies of Milk River Valley.”

Other locations to make the community category of the list included Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Karpathos, Greece, Ghana, and Laos.

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