Spend a week or more exploring these spectacular national parks in Western Canada. Starting in the foothills in Calgary, you’ll travel along the incredible Icefields Parkway which connects the parks and towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. High rugged mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and outstanding wildlife viewing are the highlights. Besides doing some great alpine hiking, you can raft, soak in hot springs, horseback ride, walk on the edge of a glacier, and take a flightseeing tour over the huge icefields that cover this area of the Rocky Mountains.
– The Nowadly Family, Virginia
Calgary – 1 night: The largest city in the Province of Alberta, Calgary is your gateway city to Banff and Jasper National Parks
Banff National Park – 2 nights: Banff National Park was created in 1885 after the now-famous natural hot springs were discovered. Take an icefield tour, raft, hike, or climb
Jasper National Park – 3 nights: The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper offers Snocoach tours of the Athabasca Glacier, abundant recreational opportunities, and Miette hot springs
Lake Louise – 2 nights: The grand Chateau Lake Louise sits on the shores of the amazingly turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Canoe, hike, or take a horseback ride at this pristine locale
Calgary – 1 night: Spend your last night near Calgary to complete your Canadian adventure and return home