Southwest Alberta

Where the prairies meet the mountains.

More About this Region

The southwestern portion of Alberta, Canada extends from the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. Its landscape is both rugged and gentle. Farms and ranches span the prairies to the east and jagged mountains rise up from the valley floor to the west, bordering British Columbia. Along the Alberta-Montana border sits Waterton Lakes National Park. In 1932, Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park were combined creating the world's first international peace park. Southwestern Alberta is unique in that it also has two United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites and offers opportunities to experience indigenous and pioneer heritage.