Almost one quarter of adult Albertans took part in organized sport in 2015. That same year, 81% of adult Albertans took part in sports and recreation. Walking, golfing, and camping were named as the top three favourite activities.
In 2015–2016, nearly 900,000 people visited the province’s 654 heritage facilities. They include historical ranches, fur trading posts, and ancient stone circles from Indigenous encampments known as tipi rings. In 2016, More than 145,800 Albertans celebrated arts, culture, and heritage in 87 communities across the province.
Still, the 2015 downturn in the provincial economy has caused Albertans to pull back slightly from taking part in the arts. A 2016 survey found a downward trend in the attendance and importance of arts events. People who responded to the survey also felt that funding and supporting the arts was less important than the previous year.
The number of Alberta’s casino gaming terminals rose by 551 to 14,136 in 2016. In addition, 45 new ticket lottery terminals opened that year, bringing the total to 2,722.