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The Prairie Provinces Region has a climate that varies as the provinces contained within it are bordered by mountain ranges on the western portion and transition through grassland plains to the edge of Hudson Bay on the northeastern part. In Alberta, the climate is humid continental, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. Saskatchewan has a continental climate with warm to hot summers and very cold winters. Manitoba has a continental climate and due to the flat landscape, experiences cold air from the north or hot air masses from the south. Southern Manitoba around Winnipeg is more humid with warm, moderate summers. Through these provinces, the popular times to camp are from April/May through September/October and the KOA campgrounds in this region are well-suited for all of your camping needs.
This region is named for the vast areas covered by grasslands, shrubs and meadows. It is the agricultural center for Canada and is also home to parks and preserves. In Alberta, Banff National Park stuns visitors with its gorgeous scenery and the brilliant turquoise-colored water of its lakes, including Lake Louise and Morain Lake. Jasper National Park is the largest park in the Canadian Rockies and is located in Alberta north of Banff. Waterton Lakes National Park is located just north of Montana and shares a border with the United States' Glacier National Park. These parks are united as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are referred to as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Two other national parks are found in Alberta, Elk Island National Park and Wood Buffalo National Park. Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and is home to the Calgary Tower and the annual Calgary Stampede Rodeo and festival held in early July every year. Edmonton is Alberta's capital and popular places to visit are the Royal Alberta Museum and the West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America. In Saskatchewan, you can visit more national parks and historic sites. Prince Albert National Park and Grasslands National Park are found in this province. Historic sites to visit include Fort Walsh National Historic Site and Batoche National Historic Site. The capital of Saskatchewan is Regina where visitors enjoy the Wascana Centre, which is an urban park built around Lake Wascana. Attractions here include The Royal Saskatchewan Museum and other arts and science centers. Manitoba is located in the longitudinal middle of Canada and is bordered by Hudson Bay's large saltwater body in the northeast corner. This province contains a cluster of lakes in the southcentral area including Dauphin Lake, Lake Winnipeg, Lake Winnipegosis, Cedar Lake and Lake Winnipeg, the largest lake in both Manitoba and within the Prairie Provinces Region. Riding Mountain National Park is a forested park on a ridge above the surrounding prairie landscape. In northern Manitoba, is the remote Wapusk National Park, a subarctic wilderness known for its large population of polar bears and other wildlife. Other fascinating places to visit include the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Whiteshell Provincial Park and Lower Fort Garry National Historica Site.
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Lethbridge KOA, Lethbridge
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