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Canadian Rockies Route - Recreational Exploration

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. Your clients will enjoy this leisure tour of Alberta. 


  • 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. 


    Festivals

    In August and September there is a festival for every traveller. Choose from the Canmore Folk Music Festival, the Kananaskis Whitewater Festival, Kananaskis Mountain Festival and Canmore Highland Games. 

    Horseback Riding

    This is beautiful country, and riding the trails on horseback is a perfect way to experience it. Choices ranges from a 2-hour trail ride to a 7-day ranch vacation. 

    Canoeing

    A visit to Kananaskis isn't complete without a canoe trip on the area's crystal blue lakes. Guided canoe tours include short paddling lessons before the peaceful journey begins. 

    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, vibrant night scene, historic museums and superb art galleries. Canmore to Banff National Park - 20 minutes. 

    Lake Minnewanka & Boat Cruise

    Explore the largest lake in the park, just 15 minutes from Banff townsit, on a one-hour boat cruise. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the midst of spectacular alpine scenery. 

    Banff Gondola

    Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola and take in the breathtaking views in every direction. 

    Cave and Basin National Historic Site

    This recently restored iconic landmark commemorates the 1883 discovery of the hot springs that led to the creation of Canada's first national park. 

    Overnight in Banff National Park 

  • 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. Banff National Park to Jasper National Park - 4 hours.

    Via Icefields Parkway

    The Icefields Parkway is 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 Centre, a massive Ice Explorer bus with giant rubber wheels takes guests right up onto the Athabasca Glacier. 

    Glacier Skywalk

    This truly remarkable viewing opportunity is 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

    Take the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada and get ready for astonishing view of six mountain ranges. 

    Maligne Lake & Canyon

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


    Raft Tours & Whitewater Rafting

    Rafting adventures hosted by knowledgeable, professional guides are tailored for every skill level. Everything from an easy family float to a white-knuckled, whitewater thrills! 

    Overnight in Jasper National Park

  • Lake Louise (Banff National Park)

    Your clients will find all the creature comforts in the hamlet of Lake Louise, gloriously set in an area known as the hiking capital of Canada. There's way more than hiking here though, like paddling on a canoe on the lake itself, known as the jewel of the Rockies. Jasper to Lake Louise (Banff National Park) - 3.5 hours. 

    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. 

    Overnight in Lake Louise 

  • Calgary

    Encourage your clients to explore Calgary, prior to their departure. Banff National Park to Calgary - 1.5 hours