Central Alberta stretches west to the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and east to the prairie farmlands and from the northern boreal forests to the southern ranchlands. Known for its lush parkland, pristine lakes with sandy beaches, friendly people and great fishing. It's picturesque and away from the crowds, yet easily accessible from both the Calgary and Edmonton International Airports. Known as Alberta's Heartland, it is home of the Alberta Prairie Railway Excursion, the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology and the Reynolds-Alberta museum, celebrating the spirit of the machine. Browse farmer's markets, antiques and speciality shops. Take in a rodeo, view wildlife, golf or have a lazy day fishing or soaking up the sun on one of Central Alberta's sandy beaches. Ride a horse, birdwatch, attend a native powwow, go canoeing or whitewater rafting. Whatever your interests Central Alberta is sure to charm.