Poised along the jagged border between British Columbia and Alberta are the majestic Canadian Rockies. Iconic for its snow-capped peaks, mammoth glaciers, aquamarine lakes and evergreen forests, the Canadian portion of the Rocky Mountains is a pristine sight. Embark on an adventurous escorted tour and discover one of the world’s great mountain ranges for yourself.
Begin with a guided hike in Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the region. Hiking trails criss-cross the 11,000 square kilometres of the park. Gaze across at Maligne Canyon’s spectacular scenery, cruise on the lovely waters of Maligne Lake, or embark on a wildlife safari, which will give you the chance to spot moose, caribou – even grizzlies. A horse-drawn sleigh ride is another fantastic way to discover the local scenery.
Beyond Jasper, Banff National Park is a second must-see when visiting the Canadian Rockies on a coach holiday of Canada. Drink in the fresh air and spectacular sights on a sightseeing tour of Bow Falls, take a helicopter ride across the park or try a Gondola Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to get the perfect vantage point.
And that’s just the start. Whether you’re on a guided walk around the turquoise Lake Louise, an Ice Explorer ride through the frosty expanse of the Columbia Icefield, or a raft trip down the Athabasca River, the Canadian Rockies are simply bursting with rugged beauty that’s begging to be explored.