The spectacular Canadian Rockies stretch 745 miles all the way up to the Yukon and the region offers a network of stunning national parks that have collectively been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Emerald lakes, rugged peaks, dramatic glaciers and grizzly bears soaking up the sun on wild flower meadows – these are all coffee table book images of one of the most beautiful regions of Canada.
- Go white water rafting on the Kananaskis River
- Drive down the dramatic Icefields Parkway
- Hike to the ‘Inkpots’ in Johnson Canyon
- Take a heli-flip around the peaks of Banff National Park
- Watch bears as they munch the wildflowers roadside
Nestled in the heart of Canada’s largest Rocky Mountain Park, the town of Jasper offers visitors unparalleled access to one of the most breathtaking and pristine wilderness areas. Jasper National Park, covering 11,228 km (6,976 miles), is listed as one of only 15 UNESCO sites in Canada.
It’s shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, gin clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and evergreen forest, all surrounded by towering mountain peaks are some of the key highlights and offer a world of outdoor adventures from hiking to biking and white water rafting to enjoying the views from the Skytram. Jasper also boasts a rich history with fascinating tales of the early settlers, fur trappers and railway pioneers who created a life amidst these majestic mountains.
At the southern end of the spectacular 262 km Icefields Parkway can be found the charming town of Banff. Full of spirit and charm as well as great hotels and restaurants, this historic frontier town is a gateway to the outdoor delights of the Rocky Mountains. Turquoise lakes and rivers, forest hikes, steaming hot springs, fishing and rafting trips or flipping around the snow-capped peaks in a helicopter, this town was made for adventure.