The spine of mountains running up the western side of North America, the Rocky Mountains feature in a number of our tours, both in the USA and Canada. It is the Canadian Rockies though that have really captured our customers imaginations.
From the crystalline waters of Lake Louise, to Banff, Grizzly bears and stunning holidays on rails, the Canadian Rockies offer such a variety of views and vistas it is no wonder they are such a popular destination. Here are a few of our favourite highlights:
Banff National Park
2,564 square miles of rugged and beautiful Alberta countryside is what officially constitutes the Banff National Park. Taking in some of the region’s most famous sites – like Lake Louise, the Icefield Parkway and the town of Banff – the National Park has drawn huge numbers of tourists over the years, but retains its unspoilt beauty. The park is also home to a huge range of wildlife, including Grizzly bears.
Located in Jasper National Park, the Columbia Icefield is covers approximately 125 square miles of Alberta, covered in ice and snow, it is one of the largest blocks of ice and snow out with the Arctic circle. It is also a regular stop on our tours, where you can get out and explore the Athabasca Glacier.
British Columbia’s provincial capital, surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and considered one of the most spectacular settings of any city in the world, Vancouver is a multicultural metropolis well worth the exploration. It is also the starting point for many tours on the Rocky Mountaineer, the famously scenic rail tours of the Canadian Rockies.
Our thanks go to Mr and Mrs Radmore for sharing their photo with us – full details of all our Canadian tours can be found on the website.