Iconic national parks, larger than life snow peaked mountains, and wild beauty—the Canadian Rockies are the stunning backbone of this vast country, rising from the land and towering overhead. This is a destination that evokes hushed awe and a quickening pulse. Bike riverside trails, hike waterfalls and maybe even spot a bear or two! Plus, you’ll be staying in some of the most authentic mountain lodges around—pure rustic charm. Your journey through Canada’s wild west, including world renowned Banff, is sure to be one your family won’t forget.
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Make your way to Canmore, a cute mountain town located one hour west of Calgary and nestled in the Rockies. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely ride on the rolling terrain of the Legacy Trail, a paved bike path that connects Canmore to Banff.
Ride down to Lake Minnewanka and carry on further north along the lakeshore trail, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way. After your ride, ease your worked muscles with a soak at the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs.
Cycle along the river to the famous Lake Louise, keeping your eyes open for the wildlife you’re likely to spot along the way. Dinner tonight is in the town of Field at a cozy bistro favourited by locals.
Visit Yoho National Park and hike not one but two of the spectacular waterfalls of the area. This evening, you can opt to take out one of your lodge’s canoes for a twilight paddle on Emerald Lake.
Walk a winding mountain road leading to Moraine Lake and marvel at its brilliant blue-green, glacier-fed waters. After a hearty lakeside lunch, hike up to Sentinel Pass for some hard-earned stunning vistas.
Discover more Rocky Mountain wonders with a hike up to Stanley Glacier. Feast your eyes on other scenic delights, such as the Paint Pots and Marble Canyon, where you can opt to take on an additional hike.
Enjoy the picturesque drive back to Calgary, either to the airport or downtown to spend some days exploring this frontier town. So long!Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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