Dig for dinosaurs, hike the Canadian Rockies, and experience Alberta history at four UNESCO World Heritage Sites a short drive from Calgary. 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are as diverse as the Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Discover more about the global collection of iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites on their listing, including four that surround Calgary. 

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

A place like no other, the uniqueness of Waterton Park will have you mesmerized. It is a scene which has remained unchanged for centuries. Take a step into the land before time with outstanding prairie and forest views in every direction. 

Waterton

Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Feel vibrations in the ground created from thousands of charging buffalo and witness the edge of the sandstone cliff that provided the livelihood of First Nations Tribes for over 6,000 years.

Head Smashed In

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Step into another world with new discoveries waiting around every corner. Explore the badlands, camp under the stars, or dig for dinosaurs in one of Alberta’s most unique cultural experiences. 

Dinosaur

Banff National Park

Canada’s first national park is full of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.  Hike the Canadian Rockies, soak in the hot springs, and see why Banff National Park has become one of the world’s premier destination spots. 

Banff

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