If you’re planning your summer vacation in and around Alberta, and looking to try something different, these suggestions just may put some ideas in your head:
Chow Down at the Calgary Zoo
One of Calgary’s best-kept brunch secrets is Safari Sunday at the Calgary Zoo. Located in the heart of Destination Africa, the elaborate family affair includes gourmet and comfort foods alike, including a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, silky eggs Benedict, a Belgian waffle bar and made-to-order omelettes. Arrive before noon to score an Early Bird Combo Rate that includes zoo entrance and brunch. AMA members save an additional 20% off park admission.
Rock Out at Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Rock & Roll Heaven is playing June 15 to August 19 at Jubilations Dinner Theatre in Edmonton. Find out what happens when Buddy Holly, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Prince, and other music icons get together for a big party behind the pearly gates. In Calgary, Bewitching Elvis is hitting the stage. The show price includes table service with a four-course meal, and AMA members save $20 per ticket plus earn $5 in reward dollars when purchasing admission tickets from an AMA centre. Oooooooh yeaaaaah!
Discover the Dinosaurs in Drumheller
One of the world’s premier palaeontology museums, the Royal Tyrrell Museum houses an internationally renowned collection of dinosaur fossils, including childhood favourites such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops. Stop to admire Albertosaurus, too. It’s the species whose skull first brought the dinosaurs of the badlands to light. AMA members save 10% on admission.
Plan Your Golf Trail
Golf and road trips go together like cake and ice cream. Beer and nachos. Wine and cheese. You get the idea. In Alberta, there are many options when it comes to planning a stick-swinging sojourn. Scenic highways peppered with pristine courses zig and zag their way through Wildrose Country. Part of the fun is mapping a route that speaks to you and the particular golfing experiences you favour. Alberta, of course, has them all in spades: fairways nestled amongst Rockies peaks and river valleys; tee boxes boasting widescreen prairie vistas; greens set against a backdrop of Badlands hoodoos and coulees. Pick up a Canada Golf Card and plan your own golf trail. AMA Members save 25% on the Canada Golf Card, a discount card that’s valid at hundreds of golf courses across the country, as well as in the U.S. and Mexico.