• Vacationing in the Canadian Rockies

    Cindy Nelson
    The magnificent beauty of the Canadian Rockies has been drawing travelers since the late 1800’s when the first railroads and hotels were built giving visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the exquisite beauty found here. Today, the Canadian Rockies remain a highly desirable destination for many.

    The Canadian Rockies span from the Interior Plains of Alberta to the Rocky Mountain Trench of British Columbia and the Canadian Mountain Parks. These mountains and parks are filled with inspiring scenery, wildlife and a wide range of activities for people of all ages and abilities. From the traditional winter activities of skiing and snowboarding, to summer fun that includes hiking and golfing, a vacation to the Canadian Rockies is sure to please.

    Rocky Mountaineer Train

    Rocky Mountaineer Train

    Some of the most popular spots for travelers include Banff and Lake Louise. A premier vacation spot, Banff is surrounded by the beauty of Banff National Park and its mountains, rivers and lakes. Lake Louise—Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”—features a tremendous diversity of recreational and sightseeing opportunities and is home to one of North America’s finest downhill ski areas.

    A favorite way to visit the Canadian Rockies is by rail; in fact, National Geographic named it as, “one of the world’s greatest trips”, and Travel & Leisure touts it as a, “best life-changing trip”! The Rocky Mountaineer rail company offers over 45 Canadian vacation packages and four unique rail routes: three train journeys through British Columbia and Alberta to Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Calgary, and one train excursion from Vancouver to Whistler. This luxurious train, which recaptures the romance of rail travel, travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is one of the best ways to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies.

    However you choose to visit the Canadian Rockies, you’re sure to return with memories and pictures that will long be cherished!

    Have you ever been to the Canadian Rockies before? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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