The Ultimate Rocky Road Trip In Canada

The Canadian Rockies | Photo credit: www.pixabay.com

The Canadian Rockies | Photo credit: http://www.pixabay.com

From Toronto through to Vancouver and Niagara Falls to Quebec City, Canada is a diverse and striking country with a whole lot to offer. It would be impossible to touch on everything in just one post. So today let’s look at the wild and beautiful Canadian Rockies, which should definitely be on your bucket list of adventures to take.

Where Are The Canadian Rockies?

The Canadian Rockies cover the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. There are five incredible national parks in the Canadian Rockies which are Jasper, Banff, Kootenay, Yoho and Waterton. The scenery here is majestic, and the wildlife is incredible. If you are looking for a vacation that combines outdoor adventure and relaxation a trip to the Canadian Rockies is a must.  To get into Canada, you will need to apply for an eTA which you can do so here: www.official-canada-eta.com. You will not be allowed into the country without one.

What Can You Expect In The Rockies

Expect magnificent snow-covered mountain peaks, spellbinding forests and some of the most scenic driving routes in the world. You will need to take a car if you want to make the most of your experience here. Mount Robson is the Rockies highest peak, and you’ll drive past this majestic mountain on your way to Jasper National Park. In Jasper, you can enjoy a grizzly bear tour on the lookout for these huge furry creatures that call this land their home. You’ll also encounter moose, caribou and wolves on your trip here. Jasper is the wildest of the national parks and also contains the famous Columbia Icefields. These Icefields are one of very few in the world that you can reach by road. At the Icefields, you can take a glacier adventure where you’ll be able to walk across the surface of the incredible Athabasca Glacier. And at the cliff’s edge, you will also be able to stand on the incredible glass-floored Glacier Skywalk for a thrill like no other. The only thing that is separating you from the 918-foot drop is the layer of glass itself. Definitely one for the bucket list!

What To Do In Jasper

If you set up base in Jasper, you will certainly be as close to nature as is possible. Take an exhilarating trip on the Jasper SkyTram which will take you to the top of Whistler’s Mountain. Here you’ll experience breathtaking panoramic views. When the skies are clear, you can see as far as Mount Robson in British Columbia. Jasper also offers myriad opportunities for hiking and walking. And for more high adrenaline outdoor adventure there is white water rafting. Because of its wide open spaces, Jasper is also the perfect place for a star spotting adventure. In 2011, the area was declared a dark-sky preserve, and it’s an amazing place to be if you are interested in astronomy. Accommodation-wise there are many luxurious log cabins and lodges. Lots offer beautiful hotel rooms and great swimming pools. You can also enjoy a round or two of golf at The Fairmont Jasper Park Golf Club and spa treatments at the Mountain Wellness Day Spa.

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