Enjoy the wilderness and serenity of Canada’s Rocky Mountains as you journey through incredible national parks and discover beautiful mountain towns.This compact journey showcases the best of Canada's Rocky Mountains and, at just 8 days long, it can be combined with a number of other experiences like a rail journey or cruise. Visit the cowboy capital of Calgary before driving into the Rocky Mountains where clear blue lakes and emerald green forests create unforgettable vistas.
UK to Calgary
Sitting at the end of the central plains and the start of the Rocky Mountains, Calgary has long been a meeting point for prospectors, cattle traders and explorers alike. Start your own adventure by discovering this intriguing city upon your arrival into Canada.
Calgary to Banff
Collect your car and begin your journey west. Very soon the ground starts to rise as you head into the world famous Rocky Mountains, following the thundering rivers that fall from this spectacular range. Descend into the town of Banff, a compact and friendly place with an alpine feel. Take a day to explore Banff National Park: Canada’s first national park. Famed for its hot springs and snow-capped peaks the region is a trekker’s delight. In the evening return to Banff town for a warming drink in the friendly town centre.
Distance approx: 80 Mi
Time to travel approx: 1 hour 30 minutes
Banff to Lake Louise
A short drive from Banff are the azure waters of Lake Louise, surrounded by forested mountains and a magnificent glacier. Hire a kayak and head out onto this spectacular expanse or put your best foot forward and enjoy a walk through the pine trees and along the shoreline.
Distance approx: 36 Mi
Time to travel approx: 40 minutes
Lake Louise to Jasper
Depart Banff National Park onto the scenic Icefields Parkway where glaciers, rivers and wildlife compete for your attention. Jasper is a pretty town and a great base from which to explore Jasper National Park. Keep an eye out for the native fauna as moose and caribou, even wolves and grizzly bears, call this park home. In the evening enjoy a hearty meal in one of Jasper's cosy restaurants.
Distance approx: 145 Mi
Time to travel approx: 6 hour 55 minutes
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