Canadian Rockies are a part of the enormous North American rocky mountain range. The Rockies are frequented by adventure lovers. A majority of tourists cherish the views of the breathtaking mountain scenery. Most of the people prefer to begin the tour from the Alberta’s Kananaskis Country furthering to the foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The view of the spectacular glacier lakes leaves an impression in your mind forever. The visitors enjoy climbing of the Canadian Rockies and crossing the Continental Divide through Kicking Horse Pass. Yoho National Park and the Emerald Lake are the next stops of the tour. Some of the other attractions of the Canadian Rockies include Spiral Tunnels, Natural Bridge, Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, etc.
The tourists may opt for either the Canadian Rockies Rail Tour or the Canadian Rockies Bus Tour for a memorable journey into the lap of the panoramic Rockies. The Canadian Rockies Rail Tour allows us to enjoy the beauty of the terrain. A lot of train trips are available for the most thrilling Canadian Rockies Rail Tour. In fact, the train trip between Vancouver and Banff has won many awards for being comfortably thrilling. The Canadian Rockies bus tour operators like Red Arrow and Brewster let you leave driving to them, so that you can enjoy the beauty of the place.
Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway and Jasper National Park are other scenic spots you can visit on a Canadian Rockies Tour. At the Icefields Parkway, tourists can enjoy jaw-dropping views of mountains, waterfalls, glaciers and snowfields. Animals like bears, moose, bighorn sheep, elk and mountain goats can also be spotted. At Jasper National Park, sport lovers can enjoy whitewater rafting, fishing, canoeing, guided nature walks, etc. Golf lovers can try their hand at golf. The best part of the Canadian Rockies is the Glacier Ice Explorer Ride, where the tourists are able to get a glimpse of the shimmering Athabasca Glacier on the Columbia Icefield. Riding on the glacier’s surface on an Ice Explorer gives you the best experience of the tour. The Athabasca Falls and Banff National Park are to be visited towards the end. So, head for an unforgettable experience at the Canadian Rockies.
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Facts about Canadian Rockies
- The Canadian Rockies rise over 14,000 feet into the sky.
- Mt. Elbert with an altitude of 14,433 feet is the tallest mountain peak of the Rockies mountain chain.
- The Rockies comprise of a series of more than 100 separate mountain ranges.
- Banff National Park offers over 1,600 kilometers of hiking trails.
Where is Canadian Rockies?
The Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies are located in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. The nearest airport to reach here is Calgary International Airport. As the Rockies are well connected with a fine network of roads, one can also drive oneself to reach here. Another option is the Vancouver to Victoria ferry trip that takes around one and a half hours one way (excluding waiting time). The Ferry trip from Vancouver Banff takes around ten hours for one way.
Best time to visit Canadian Rockies
All the seasons offer a specific charm in the Rockies. During the winter the weather may get a bit extreme, but these mountains offer adventure sports such as skiing or even walking upon the glaciers. The shimmering sight of the frozen Athabasca Falls is a delight to the eyes. If you are an animal lover, spring through late autumn would be the best time for you as the animals prance on the mountains celebrating the season of love. During summer months the lakes in these mountains appear fascinating, especially the Medicine Lake that sometimes vanishes.
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Nearby Attractions: Icefields Parkway, Peyto Lake, Moraine Lake Rat’s Nest Cave at Canmore Caverns, Athabasca Falls and Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.
Published On: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013