It was only a few years ago that a 12-million-dollar house made headline news in Alberta, but today seeing a few spread out across the province is common.

The province is home to mansions with tabs starting at a million dollars and that make the sky the limit in extravagance and cost.

Calgary was the only major Canadian real estate market to close off 2012 with significant gains when compared to 2011, statistical data released in mid-January this year showed.

LOOK: WHAT $1 MILLION WILL BUY YOU ACROSS ALBERTA

"Calgary remained a notable exception, with activity there having risen seven per cent year-over-year," stated the report by the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Calgary also led the way in Home Price Index year-over-year growth and posted a 7.4 per cent price growth from 2011, followed by Greater Montreal, which saw a 3.3 per cent increase from the previous year.

These luxury homes in Calgary, the hottest real estate market in Canada, and some in surrounding areas, spare no expense.

From pools, libraries, tennis courts and nanny wings, to locations set close to lakes and the Rockies, here's a look at some of Alberta's hottest mansions:

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  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Canmore, Alberta: $12,700,000

    Located amid mountains and with the Bow River flowing past it, this 10,000 square foot estate home is close to major ski resorts, Canmore's downtown and Stewart Creek Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, a wood-burning fireplaces, two-storey library and designer furnishings and fabrics. It also has passenger elevator, lower level theater room and large games room and Chauffeur's quarters above the triple car coach house. The house comes completely furnished.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Near Cochrane, Alberta: $12,000,000

    This recently purchased mansion in Ghost Lake has over 13,000 square foot of living space and a lot size of 117 acres. The property has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a nanny wing, a six car garage and a two-storey library. It also has an indoor pool with a glass roof, multiple patio areas and change rooms as well as a 18 seat movie theater. Add a gated entrance, tennis court, children's playground, island pond with cascading waterfall and you've got yourself a mansion.

  • Calgary, Alberta: $12,500,000

    Located on just over 645 acres, this spacious home has a four level split on 5,700 square feet. It boasts spectacular mountain views and has an indoor pool, hot tub, golf tee's and greens, tennis court and an enclosed barbecue room. It also has a 1,963 square foot log lodge with trout ponds, a fishing cabin and a Cowboy & Indian Movie set with Fort and lookout towers. There is also a second residence for hired help on the property.

  • Calgary, Alberta: $12,500,000

    Located on just over 645 acres, this spacious home has a four level split on 5,700 square feet. It boasts spectacular mountain views and has an indoor pool, hot tub, golf tee's and greens, tennis court and an enclosed barbecue room. It also has a 1,963 square foot log lodge with trout ponds, a fishing cabin and a Cowboy & Indian Movie set with Fort and lookout towers. There is also a second residence for hired help on the property.

  • Calgary, Alberta: $12,500,000

  • Calgary, Alberta: $12,500,000

    Located on just over 645 acres, this spacious home has a four level split on 5,700 square feet. It boasts spectacular mountain views and has an indoor pool, hot tub, golf tee's and greens, tennis court and an enclosed barbecue room. It also has a 1,963 square foot log lodge with trout ponds, a fishing cabin and a Cowboy & Indian Movie set with Fort and lookout towers. There is also a second residence for hired help on the property.

  • Calgary, Alberta: $12,500,000

    Located on just over 645 acres, this spacious home has a four level split on 5,700 square feet. It boasts spectacular mountain views and has an indoor pool, hot tub, golf tee's and greens, tennis court and an enclosed barbecue room. It also has a 1,963 square foot log lodge with trout ponds, a fishing cabin and a Cowboy & Indian Movie set with Fort and lookout towers. There is also a second residence for hired help on the property.

  • Calgary, Alberta: $12,500,000

    Located on just over 645 acres, this spacious home has a four level split on 5,700 square feet. It boasts spectacular mountain views and has an indoor pool, hot tub, golf tee's and greens, tennis court and an enclosed barbecue room. It also has a 1,963 square foot log lodge with trout ponds, a fishing cabin and a Cowboy & Indian Movie set with Fort and lookout towers. There is also a second residence for hired help on the property.

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