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Canadian Rockies Route - Active Adventure

6 days

Dazzling glaciers, big animals, alpine meadows and emerald lakes - they're all right here in our Canadian Rockies national parks. The journey begins in Calgary's exciting urban landscape. Prepare your clients for Alberta adventures. 


  • Calgary

    With so many top attractions, fine dining and shopping in the downtown core and local communities, your clients may want to schedule in more time in Calgary on their way back. 

    Heritage Park Historical Village

    The past comes to life at Heritage Park Historical Village, a lively western town of yesteryear. 

    TELUS Spark

    Calgary's new science centre satisfies even the most curious among us with cool interactive exhibits. 

    Calgary Zoo

    Every trip is an adventure at the zoo. Be sure to recommend the Canadian Wilds area for viewing Alberta animals like grizzlies, cougars and wolves. 

    Canada Olympic Park

    The mountain bike trails, Olympic luge track and zipline are sure to get your clients' adrenaline pumping. 

    Calgary Stampede

    Calgary's Wild West spirit is on show at the Calgary Stampede, one of the biggest rodeos on the planet. Even runs for 10 days in July. 

    Overnight in Calgary 

  • Canmore & Kananaskis Country

    It's a scenic drive from Calgary to Kananaskis Country, a vast front-range playground of provincial parks. And there's lots of accommodation, dining and shopping in the town of Canmore. Calgary to Canmore - 45 minutes 

    Golf at Stewart Creek and Silver Tip

    Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, Stewart Creek was designed around its outstanding natural features. Silvertip's spectacular 18-hole golf course takes less than three hours to play.  

    Hiking

    K-Country offers an abundance of hiking options with varying difficultly levels. Many of the trails begin from the Canmore townsite. 

    Canmore Nordic Centre

    Some of the best mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies can be found on 100km of trails here. 

    Helicopter Tours

    Birds-eye views of mountain peaks, silver lakes, rich green forest and the edge of a shimmering glacier are spectacular on a Kananaskis area helicopter tour. 

    Overnight in Canmore 

  • Banff National Park

    Banff is nestled in the heart of Banff National Park. The town is a cultural oasis with award-winning restaurants, a vibrant night scene, historic museums and superb art galleries. Canmore to Banff National Park - 20 minutes

    Cave & Basin National Historic Site

    Your clients will be fascinated by the indoor and outdoor exhibits of Banff's Cave and Basin National Historic Site where a cavern with natural thermal water bubbling up from the earth was discovered in 1883. 

    Festivals

    Plan a Rockies escape around the annual Banff Summer Arts Festival, packed with indoor and outdoor cultural performances and exhibitions, from mid-June through late August. 

    Luxury Spa Treatments

    Luxurious spa treatments inspired by the energy of Banff's magnificent alpine setting revitalize the mind, body and soul. Your clients deserve to be pampered! 

    Overnight in Banff National Park 

  • Lake Louise (Banff National Park)

    Find all the creature comforts in the hamlet of Lake Louise. Paddle a canoe to the far end of the turquoise alpine lake known as the jewel of the Rockies. Banff to Lake Louise via the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A) - 1 hour

    Johnston Canyon

    This amazing canyon can be explored along breathtaking catwalks high above the waterway below. Hikes to the Lower or Upper waterfalls or all the way to the famous Ink Pots will impress your clients. 

    Heritage Guide Program

    This is a must-do experience for nature enthusiasts. Summer adventure hikes and canoe trips are guided by accredited naturalists. 

    Hike to Lake Agnes Tea House

    An extra reward on a beautiful hike from Lake Louise is tea and scones on a mountain top at the Lake Agnes Tea House. 

    Moraine Lake

    The hike is easy and the views stunning around the shoreline of this famous glacier-fed lake located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. 

    Overnight in Lake Louise 

  • To Jasper National Park - AM

    Picture a mountain getaway surrounded by soaring peaks, turquoise lakes, untouched wilderness and a really cool mountain town. Welcome to Jasper National Park, Canada's largest Rocky Mountain Park. Lake Louise (Banff National Park) to Jasper National Park  - 3.5 hours

    Via Icefield Parkway

    The Icefields Parkway is truly one of the most gorgeous drives in the world. More than 100 ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys, and an abundance of wildlife are all on show here. 

    Columbia Icefield

    At the Glacier Discovery Cenre, a massive Ice Explorer bus with giant rubber wheels takes guests right up onto the Athabasca Glacier.

    Glacier Skywalk

    This truly remarkable viewing opportunity it accessed by a cliff-edge walkway that leads to a glass-floored observation platform 280 m (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley.  

  • Jasper National Park - PM

    A world of adventure awaits in the town of Jasper - an authentic mountain community where the locals will welcome your clients as long-lost friends. Consider it the springboard to outdoor adventure. 

    Northern Lights

    Jasper lies in the heart of a huge dark sky preserve, a perfect setting for chances to view the northern lights. The night sky blazes with colour in this mesmerizing display. Optimal viewing times are September through April. 

    Jasper SkyTram

    Prepare your clients for astonishing views of six mountain ranges, the Athabasca River and the town of Jasper. Plus an excellent chance to spot a grizzly bear foraging for berries below. 

    Maligne Lake & Canyon

    Just south of Jasper, your clients can take a boat tour on Maligne Lake to famous Spirit Island. Or explore the spectacular geology of Maligne Canyon 10km (6.2 mi) from Jasper. 

    Raft Tours & Whitewater Rafting

    Rafting adventurers hosted by knowledgeable, professional guides are tailored for every skill lever. Everything from an easy family float to white-knuckle whitewater thrills! 

    Overnight in Jasper National Park 

  • Depart Jasper National Park

    As your clients prepare to depart, they can chose to return to the famous Icefield Parkway and fly out of Calgary or learn more about the province's energy and ranching history by travelling to Edmonton.