The Canadian Rockies

Why visit the Canadian Rockies

  • Self-drive the spectacular Icefields Parkway
  • Kayak the emerald lakes in Banff National Park
  • Explore the culture of Edmonton and Calgary
  • Watch the annual Calgary Stampede in July
  • Discover the wildlife in the region with a guided tour

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Take to the sky with a glacier helicopter adventure to fully appreciate the scale and beauty of the stunning Rocky Mountains. This offers a new perspective and allows views of all the hidden gems that can't be seen from the roads.

A little more about the Canadian Rockies

The magnificent Rocky Mountains are the key attraction to Alberta stretching from the south-western border north into British Columbia. The Canadian Rockies are a network of provincial and national parks that have collectively been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The spectacular Icefields Parkway is a highlight when discovering Alberta. Stretching 232km from Jasper to Banff, it is home to one of the most scenic drives in the world with the dramatic snow-capped mountains, pristine mountain lakes and ancient glaciers marking this scenic route. It is a great area to take to the road on a Canada self-drive holiday, with a main drive route running north to south giving access to the hidden treasures of the Rockies.

Outdoor activities are in abundance with mountain biking, hiking, rafting and wildlife dedicated options to name a few. With glaciers a common feature of in this region guided hiking and helicopter adventures are a fantastic addition to a trip.

When to go to Canadian Rockies

This area is best enjoyed in the warmer months of the year. The shoulder seasons are great to enjoy the parks at a quieter time but for the best sun and clear days, the summer months cannot be beaten.

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