A study break is an essential aspect of studying that is often missed and overlooked. Sometimes it's necessary to take a break from your studies to relax and allow your brain to recover, which leads to more happiness and productivity overall. Here are five spots that you can visit this summer in Alberta to enjoy the great outdoors.
Lake Louise: This picturesque lake environment is the perfect place to snap some stellar photos. The enchanting turquoise lake is located within Banff National Park. Rent a canoe and paddle down Banff's Bow River while exploring Canada's most stunning bodies of waters. For those who would prefer to stay dry, you can take a stroll along the lakeside shore and enjoy the scenic view from dry land. Regardless of the activities you choose to partake while visiting Lake Louise, you can gratify in some regional cuisine from the restaurants along the lake, including the Alpine Social, Deer Lodge, or The Lake Louise Station Restaurant.
Maligne Canyon: If you are searching for breath-taking views, then the Maligne Canyon is a must to visit. This astonishing limestone Pacific Northwest Canyon is found in Jasper National Park near Jasper, Alberta. The 50-metre deep canyon serves as an ideal tourist attraction for discovering the surrounding beautiful waterfalls and underground stream outlets with majestic scenery. There are several hiking trails available for shorter or longer hikes depending on your preference. In addition, the canyon offers an array of various birds and plant species.
Downtown Calgary: This modern and sophisticated Canadian West city may be the perfect visit you have been longing for. One of the city's most impressive landmarks is found in downtown Calgary as it offers you the Calgary Tower. This 190-metre tall tower charms the city of Calgary with a unique skyline. If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax and take a stroll or read a book, then find the urban city park of Prince's Island Park. Don't' forget to check out the Peace Bridge, a pedestrian/cyclist walkway of over the scenic Bow River, in Calgary, Alberta.
Edmonton's River Valley: Uncover Edmonton's River Valley, this panoramic park is North America's largest urban parkland. The Valley is 22 times larger than Central Park in New York and consists of 22 major parks, which are home to an abundant list of outdoor activities, including cycling, walking, and jogging. You can head down the North Saskatchewan River in kayak, canoe or paddleboard. And when you've had enough fun in the sun, you could rest under some shade on a blanket and have a picnic or barbecue in the park.
During these unprecedented times, make sure to carry hand sanitizer with you, keep a minimum of two-metre distance from others, and be mindful of the rules and regulations of the places you visit; some of which will require you to have a face mask or face covering.
Enjoy your summer and stay safe!