By Laura Gelder
With bucket list experiences, world-class accommodation and spectacular scenery, Alberta is the perfect place for clients looking to indulge
Why sell it
Alberta’s breathtaking scenery and natural beauty lends itself to some unique and exclusive experiences. Active clients can canoe across pristine lakes or hike in the Rockies, whilst those looking to indulge can take advantage of luxurious accommodation with spas surrounded by mountains. Add the fact that Alberta’s wide-open spaces are made for a post-pandemic break and you have the perfect trip for clients wanting something special after a holiday hiatus.
What to sell
Give clients the wow factor by booking a private helicopter experience that will take them high above the peaks for a privileged view. Opt for a guided alpine hike in summer, for summit views without the climb, or untouched powder snow in winter.
Only accessible by boat, Spirit Island in Jasper National Park is one of the most photographed places in the world. Suggest clients take to the water on a Maligne Lake Premium Cruise for a more intimate experience that includes a private interpretive walk and a personal Island Host.
Don’t miss the opportunity to impress with a stay at an iconic luxury hotel, set in or near Alberta’s national and provincial parks.
The historic Fairmont Banff Springs has world-class dining, bubbling mineral pools and a golf course renowned for its panoramic views. Alternatively, the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge and neighbouring Kananaskis Nordic Spa are luxury oases nestled in the mountains.
Other luxury hotels include the Rimrock in Banff, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the Post Hotel in Lake Louise and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – its plush private cabins have housed celebrities and royalty.
How to sell
Bookend an outdoor adventure with some urban experiences in the gateway cities of Calgary and Edmonton.
The modern JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District has a deluxe spa and exquisite dining and is minutes from attractions like the Art Gallery of Alberta. In Calgary, check your clients into the boldly designed Hotel Le Germain, close to the renowned shopping of Stephen Avenue. Just outside Calgary, Azuridge Estate Hotel is a former private estate situated across 13 rolling acres, known for its artisan dishes.
When to sell
Alberta is an all-season province but winter is an enchanting time that offers the chance to enjoy some quintessentially Canadian experiences. Try a horse-drawn sleigh ride around Lake Louise and walk amongst the ice sculptures, or take a private tour with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours in Canmore – their dogs have starred in Hollywood films!