(Editor’s Note – This original post from March 2010 has been updated to reflect current Canadian Rocky vacation details.)
All inclusive Canadian Rockies tours provide some of the best opportunities for travelers of all ages to see the Canadian Rockies.
Western Canada tours are unique vacations into what is arguably some of the most picturesque destinations in all of North America. The Rocky Mountains of Western Canada, and more specifically Alberta, are home to some amazing sights and destinations including Alberta’s Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park.
Less than 80 miles from Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway lies the ski resort town of Banff Alberta, Canada’s second highest alpine community (only Lake Louise is higher). Located just above Bow Falls at 4800 ft above sea level, Banff is surrounded by mountains and is the largest community within Banff National Park. Banff tours would not be complete without a visit to the Cave and Basin hot springs of Sulphur Mountain, a series of natural hot springs that were first discovered back in 1883.
Other Banff highlights include Banff Springs Hotel, the Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, the Banff Skywalk, Tunnel Mountain hiking area and the ski villages of Ski Norquay & Sunshine Village.
Banff is also located less than 40 miles from Lake Louise, another famous Canadian Rockies ski resort and alpine village.
Located in the Athabasca River valley is the town of Jasper, an alpine village that is part of Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and became a World Heritage Site in 1984. Jasper tours usually include a ride on the Jasper Tramway up to Marmot Basin ski resort at the summit of “The Whistlers”. Other Jasper National Park attractions include Maligne Lake, Athabasca Falls, the Miette Hot Springs and the Columbia Icefield glacier. Take an all-terrain Ice Explorer ride across the surface of Athabasca Glacier, which is accessible along the Icefields Parkway.
Foothills, Plains & Peace Parks
Touring Western Canada most tourists are captivated by the Rocky Mountains. The foothills of Canadian Rockies, especially the Canmore area of Kananaskis Country just west of Calgary, or the plains of Southern Alberta just south of Calgary are also very popular additions to many western Canada tours.
Calgary Alberta makes a great jumping off point. Travel south of Calgary through Waterton Lakes National Park, which became the world’s first “International Peace Park” when it joined with Montana’s Glacier Park back in 1932 to honor the genuine friendship between Canada and the United States.
Other Canadian Rockies attractions include Bow River Falls, a Bow River float trip, Lake Minnewanka, Moraine Lake and Two Jack Lake.
Western Canada Tours by Caravan
With Caravan, a trusted Canadian tours company, our travel packages include all travel, accommodations, and excursions for one low price. Our Canada tours are fully escorted. There’s simply no better way to travel western Canada.
Both Banff tours and Jasper tours are included as part of Caravan’s current all-inclusive Western Canada Tours. Enjoy this fully escorted affordable 9-day tour and discover western Canada and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Caravan’ Canadian Rockies tours also includes Waterton National Park in southern Alberta and Glacier Park in Montana.
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