Been there 3 times and once to Manitoba. Alberta is stand hunting or spot and stalk, no bait. Saskatchewan is bait hunting pretty much. Never had so much fun as in Sask. watching those big nearly 300 pound bucks running around. My friends buck was actually 300 pounds (undressed) and mine was 275. I don't think Alberta or B.C. are going to be any cheaper, maybe more, with a quality outfitter.