Private jet charter and flights to Alberta
Home to dramatic mountain ranges, vast prairies scattered with cattle ranches and other-worldly badlands, this western Canadian province is an undeniable natural beauty. Highlights include two major cities – one with a unique urbanite-meets-cowboy culture – a couple of the world’s most beloved national parks, and many outdoor adventures to be had year-round. To experience it for yourself, get a fast quote from Air Charter Service to charter a private jet to Alberta.
The province’s poster child is the spectacular Rocky Mountain range. Spanning the border between Alberta and British Columbia, this world-famous region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. In a part of the world where there’s a seemingly endless flow of natural attractions, it takes something quite special to come out on top. For many, that place is Canada’s oldest National Park, Banff, which encompasses epic granite mountains, glistening glacial lakes, evergreen forests, diverse wildlife species and charming mountain towns.
A visit here is all about embracing the great outdoors and natural scenery. Wake to a view of the mountains and set off for hiking, biking, boating, wildlife-watching and horse-riding adventures. During the winter months, the focus shifts to skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding and ice-skating on frozen lakes. Just a few highlights of the park include Lakes Minnewanka, Morraine and Louise; the Banff gondola, which takes you to the peak of Sulphur Mountain; and Johnston Canyon.
Drive north from the Banff township and Lake Louise village and you’ll reach the start of the Icefields Parkway, a 144-mile road that regularly appears on ‘world’s best drive’ lists. The scenery is truly awe-inspiring and if the conditions are fine, views can include numerous mountain peaks, more turquoise lakes (Peyto is truly something special), winding canyons, thundering waterfalls and the vast Columbia Icefield.
Approximately 75 miles along the parkway you’ll cross over into Jasper National Park, where similar landscapes are spread over a much larger area. While here, be sure to visit Maligne Canyon and the pristine Maligne Lake, Mount Edith Cavell and the Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls. To experience the majesty of the Rockies without the crowds, we recommend heading south from Banff into Kananaskis Country and onwards to Waterton Lakes National Park, which sits on the border with the U.S.A. Many of the same experiences are on offer, along with the glorious feeling of having found your own spot in the mountains.
Sitting in the shadow of the Rockies’ Front Range is the city of Calgary, the largest metropolitan area in Alberta and a place where the cowboy heritage of the prairies meets a youthful vibe. You’ll find all the staples of a 21st-century city with numerous cultural attractions, entertainment and shopping venues and riverside parks; however, every summer the city fully embraces the region’s cattle-ranching past. The Calgary Stampede, also known as the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, is a 10-day event that celebrates all things Western with rodeos, parades, chuck-wagon races, roping, bronco riding and barrel racing.
The area to the south and east of Calgary is a land of forests, prairies and alien-esque badlands with their hoodoos and other unique geological features. Two of Alberta’s five UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found in this beautiful region. In Dinosaur Provincial Park, budding palaeontologists can search for fossils where dinosaurs once roamed; while in the rather darkly-named Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, you can uncover the province’s Native American history.
In the late 1700s, the province’s capital Edmonton was a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. Today, it’s a diverse city with a mix of historic and modern attractions. A huge network of riverside parks, including the historic Fort Edmonton Park and mile upon mile of walking and biking trails, is one of the city’s highlights, along with shopper’s paradise the West Edmonton Mall. Edmonton is also known as a festival city, with over 60 events taking place throughout the year. The long, cold and snowy winters are embraced here with breathtaking ice castles in Hawrelak Park, ice skating rinks and the Victoria Park IceWay, plus a network of cross-country and fat biking trails. You have to experience the country’s best winter city to believe it.
Northern Alberta is vast and sporadically inhabited, with millions of acres of undisturbed wilderness that are largely uncharted by the province’s many visitors. Here you’ll find dark sky preserves and secluded lodges where you can witness the beauty of the night sky and, if you’re lucky, the elusive Northern Lights. Explore the Lakeland district or the vast Wood Buffalo National Park, which covers a vast inland delta and is home to North America’s largest population of bison.
As well as international airports in Calgary and Banff, there are many smaller airfields, aerodromes and heliports throughout the province. Simply contact one of our team and we can arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Alberta.