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Alberta: Tourism & Recreation  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:


?_Geography National Park Brochure

 

 

 

Web Links

Discover Alberta

What is there to see and do in Alberta? This Web site is a travel and tourism guide for the province. It features accommodations, maps, events, shopping, tours, attractions and more to help you plan an enjoyable visit to the province of Alberta.

Parks Canada

Alberta is home to five national parks including Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Wood Buffalo and Elk Island National Parks. The Parks Canada Web site provides information about all of the national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas in Canada.

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Web Activity

?_Geography National Park Brochure

In this activity you will create a travel brochure for one of the national parks in Alberta.

1. Click here to visit the Parks Canada Web site.

2. Click on "National Parks of Canada" and then select "Alberta".

3. Choose one of Alberta's national parks to research: Banff, Jasper, Waterton

    Lakes or Elk Island. (Wood Buffalo National Park extends into the Northwest

    Territories and can be found in that section of this Web site.)

4. Read all about your chosen park by clicking on the list of topics on the left-hand

    side of the page.

5. Use the information you read to create a travel brochure about one of Alberta's

    national parks. Answer these questions:

  • Where is the park located?
  • When did it open?
  • How big is the park?
  • Why was it chosen to be a national park?
  • What can visitors see and do there?

    Include any other information you think would be interesting to possible visitors

    to your park. Click here to download a worksheet on which to record your

    information. Be sure to use pictures and captions as well as text in your

    brochure.

6. When your brochure is finished, work together with others to develop a chart of

    similarities and differences among the national parks found in Alberta.


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