Banff, Lake Louise & Canmore
Bordered by the Canadian Rockies, Alberta has an almost embarrassing abundance of spectacular and dramatic scenery that will take your breath away. There are over 1,600kms of hiking trails to explore and, come winter, the landscape lends itself to a whole array of exhilarating winter activities including world-class skiing.
Protected by towering mountains in the middle of the park, it was the area’s natural hot springs that first attracted people to the town of Banff over a century ago. You can still take a soak in the warm mineral waters at Banff Upper Hot Springs, ideal for resting tired legs after a day of sightseeing, cycling or hiking. Take to the skies in the popular Banff Gondola and witness the sweeping landscape of six stunning mountain ranges or head to Banff Avenue, in the centre of town and enjoy a drink and tasty meal in one of the many local restaurants.
Glacial waters give Lake Louise that pristine, Instagram vibe. Not far from Banff, this turquoise jewel is a natural draw and ideal for canoeing and hiking in the summer and skiing in the colder months. And yes, you can skate across the frozen surface.
The picturesque town of Canmore, situated among the peaks of the Canadian Rockies, and Kananaskis Country (K-Country as it’s affectionately known by locals) is home to some of the best scenery and experiences in the Rockies, it also has a great art scene, and often is less busy than its famous neighbours.