The Canadian Rocky Mountains are an unforgettable sight to anyone who has visited them. This grand and awesome landscape contains inspiring alpine scenery that leaves many gasping in amazement. People from all over the world come to visit this region every year to experience the jagged mountain peaks, sparkling blue lakes, icefields, evergreen forests and abundant wildlife.Activities Snowshoeing
Helicopter-sightseeing The United Nations, in recognition of the importance of the outstanding natural features of this land, has designated a cluster of National and Provincial Parks in the area as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, affording it all the protection that such a distinction merits. The protected area includes Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks as well as Mount Assiniboine, Mount Robson, and Hamber Provincial Parks. The Continental Divide encompasses many of these snow-capped mountain ranges.
Banff National Park of CanadaDay 1-2: In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.
Bow LakeDay 3: Bow Lake is located along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, otherwise known as Highway 93. Of all the famous mountain lakes in Banff National Park, Bow Lake is probably the least crowded, and just as stunning as Lake Louise.
JasperDay 4-5: Nestled in the heart of the largest park in the Rocky Mountains, Jasper is the gateway to some of the most majestic, pristine and accessible wilderness Canada has to offer. Scenic splendor lies right out your doorstep waiting to be discovered in this UNESCO World Heritage site. Be surrounded by breathtaking rugged beauty as you drive the Icefields Parkway or unwind on the shores of a beautiful mountain lake – here, you will truly have the best of both relaxation and active exploration in any season.
KamloopsDay 6-7: The vast, rugged landscape of Kamloops showcases a variety of terrain, from silt bluffs to rolling hills, that attracts visitors from all over the world to enjoy mountain biking, wildlife viewing, rock hounding, and hiking . Check out the unbelievable panoramic views of mountain ranges, lush agriculture fields, Kamloops Lake and the meeting of the North and South Thompson Rivers right in the heart of the city.
Golden B.C.Day 8-9: This is a real town with real people. From humble beginnings to the hub of activity that is Golden today, this town in the spectacular region known as Kicking Horse Country is just as compelling and authentic now as it was then.
Located in one of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth. Golden is near six of the most stunning National Parks Canada has to offer (Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho). This place has long been well loved and well used by explorers. For those searching for pure unrefined authenticity, we invite you to discover Golden’s natural elements.
CalgaryDay 10: Urban sophistication and warm western hospitality uniquely mingle in this growing, world-class destination. Whether you’re looking for a cosmopolitan or outdoor adventure, a fun-filled city getaway or a one-stop vacation experience to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, you’ll find it all in Calgary. Create experiences you’ll always remember in a city you’ll never forget when you visit Calgary – a destination where big-city energy meets traditional western values.
- Camel Ride
- Explore Desert
- Historical Sightseeing
- Felucca Ride