May long weekend springs Albertans from winter

By on May 13, 2014

Comfort Camping. Alberta Tourism
Comfort Camping. Alberta Tourism

The weekend is long and so is the roster of activities and information to help Albertans enjoy the holiday.

“After a long winter, Albertans are eager to get out and enjoy the outdoors, take in a festival, or visit a historic site. Whatever people choose to do on the long weekend, I encourage them to do it safely and have fun!”Dr. Richard Starke, Minister of Tourism, Parks, and Recreation

What you may want to know before heading out

Several Alberta government ministries will post long weekend-related updates and information on their blogs and twitter feeds.

Quick facts

  • Victoria Day (May 19) anchors the first long weekend of the spring and summer seasons. The holiday honours Queen Victoria, the longest reigning British and Canadian monarch (1837-1901).
  • Alberta is named after her fourth daughter, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. Lake Louise and the Village of Caroline are also named after the princess.

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