The Beauty of the Canadian Prairies From Edmonton

By: Chantelle Symester

July 8, 2014

Sandwiched between British Columbia and Ontario lies the beauty of the Canadian Prairies. Beginning where the Rocky Mountains end, the region covers three expansive provinces – Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Take a look at these superb images of the region and discover why it’s worth taking a trip from Edmonton to visit the Canadian prairies.

Nodding oil pump in the prairies | The Canadian Prairies

Nodding oil pump in prairies © Elenathewise/iStock/Thinkstock

As the heartland of Canada’s farming and oil industries, the preservation of a rural existence still characterises the area – although today many cities like Edmonton are dotted throughout the region.

Harvest time on the prairies in Manitoba | The Canadian Prairies

Harvest time on the prairies of Manitoba © Trevor Bauer

Journeying through the Canadian Prairies takes in the diverse and magnificent landscapes, which sees large forests give way to expansive plains and crop fields.

Cloudy Saskatchewan day | The Canadian Prairies

A cloudy Saskatchewan day © bobloblaw/iStock/Thinkstock

Saskatchewan is home to Grasslands, Canada’s only official Prairie National Park, which gives visitors the opportunity to get up close to the rare wildlife that thrives there, ancient teepee rings and prehistoric fossils.

Mountains in the snowy landscape | The Canadian Prairies

Mountains in the snowy landscape © Jason Verschoor/iStock/Thinkstock

The Canadian Prairies are equally known for the dramatic, moody seasons experienced in the region. The area often plays host to unbelievably harsh winters and aggressive thunderstorms on the one hand, and delightfully sunny summer days on the other, making it a year-round spectacle of nature, whatever the weather.

Prairies of rural Alberta | The Canadian Prairies

Rural Alberta © Esther Lee/Flickr

The vast open flatlands and open skies make visiting the Canadian Prairies an exhilarating adventure into the wild.

The open road and sky | The Canadian Prairies

The open road © JosefHanus/iStock/thinkstock


Header image: Sunset over canola field © Design pics/iStock/Thinkstock

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Have you visited the Canadian Prairies? Do you have any stunning shots of the scenery there? Let us know in the comments section below.

Written by Chantelle Symester


Chantelle Symester

Chantelle Symester is a writer and editor based in London. When she’s not chained to her laptop working she can be found hopping on a plane to far flung places across the globe. Trips so far include adventures to Mexico, South America and North Africa and she now has her heart set on discovering the East. You can find her @csymester

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