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Hop over to Alberta for a week in the wild. Proud home of Jasper, Banff and Yoho National Parks, Alberta also boasts countless glacial lakes, mountain hikes and let's not forget the welcoming locals. In this express tour of Canada's West, we weave in some metropolitan experiences in Calgary and Edmonton with the highlights of the, previously mentioned, National Parks and visits to famous lakes suc...

Hop over to Alberta for a week in the wild. Proud home of Jasper, Banff and Yoho National Parks, Alberta also boasts countless glacial lakes, mountain hikes and let's not forget the welcoming locals. In this express tour of Canada's West, we weave in some metropolitan experiences in Calgary and Edmonton with the highlights of the, previously mentioned, National Parks and visits to famous lakes such as Maligne and Louise. Hiking boots, driving license and good vibes is all you'll need!

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    Mountain
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    Nature escape
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    Lake

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Day 1: Welcome to Calgary & Alberta!

The adventure begins now!

Upon arrival, pick up your car rental, a necessity for this great Canadian road trip. 

Head to your accommodation for the evening, maybe explore the city at your leisure tonight with some of our dining recommendations on hand.

Visited:
Calgary

Day 2: Into the Wild (Canadian Rockies!)

Take the road to the enchanting Canadian Rockies

Head to Banff National Park, where along the way, admire the waterfalls of the Bow River and stop to climb the Tunnel Mountain where once up top, you can admire the amazing view of the unique landscape.

In 1985, UNESCO declared Banff National Park a World Heritage Site, as well as being part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Park.

Several popular mountains are located all around the city. The main mountains being:  Mount Rundle (2,949 m), Mount Cascade (2,998 m) and Mount Norquay (2,134 m). A funicular is available to bring you up on Mount Sulfur (2,281 m), where a landscaped path is linked to the upper station of the Sanson Peak funicular. 

Visited:
Banff

Day 3: Yoho National Park & Canyons

Treat yourself at Yoho National Park

Its name comes from a Cree expression of awe and wonder, origins of the spectacular mountains and valleys of the Rockies.

The name “Yoho” was also given to a river, a lake, a glacier, a peak, a passage, a valley and a railway stop, all of them being located in the park. The history of this park is very closely linked to the railway.

Walk through the paths that lead you to the prestigious Johnston Canyon and Emerald Lake. Their names come from the impressive colors of its waters. Return to Banff in the late afternoon.

Visited:
Parc National de Yoho, Banff

Day 4: Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

Start your day by visiting Moraine Lake, named after the moraines deposited by a glacier. Moraines are an accumulation of debris shaped during the melting of the glaciers and thus gives this lake outstanding blue-colored reflections.

Discover as well one of the most must-see places in the Park, Lake Louise. With its turquoise waters and breathtaking views of the Victoria Glacier, this place is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Take some time on the site and have lunch at the Fairmont Lake Louise. Return to Banff later in the afternoon.

Visited:
Lake LouiseMoraine Lake, Banff

Day 5: Icefields, Lakes & Glaciers

Continue the discovery of the Rockies going across the scenic drive of the magnificent Columbia Icefields on your way to Jasper.

Along the way, you will see spectacular mountainous landscapes and of eternal glaciers, such as the Pied de Corbeau glacier. Also admire the beautiful colored water of Bow and Peyto Lakes, to then enter Jasper National Park.

 Wildlife is one of the many attractions of Jasper, this reserve is populated by bighorn sheep, deer, elk, moose and black bears that roam near the roads. Other animals such as the grizzly bear, live in this habitat, but less likely to be found.

This park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. One of the most impressive glaciers being the Athabaska Glacier. We suggest you take on a Snowcoach adventure to see the glaciers up close!

Visited:
JasperColumbia Icefield, Athabasca Glacier

Day 6: UNESCO Maligne Lake

This morning, depart to visit Maligne Lake, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and also is known to be the largest lake of the Canadian Rockies. Its turquoise waters will astonish you with beauty.

During today's journey, you will see several natural landscapes, including that of the Maligne Canyon. Depending on where you stand near the river, the water flows quickly and noisily. The highest waterfall the canyon holds is 23 meters high.

We recommend you take a boat ride to the enchanting Spirit Island and benefit of this moment to take a picture of the most reproduced landscape in the country.Later come back to Jasper. Free time to continue enjoying the many activities in the park. 

Visited:
Maligne LakeMaligne Canyon

Day 7: Jasper to Edmonton

Edmonton being the largest northern city of the continent, its land holds a fascinating contrasts of a vibrant urban center nestled in the heart of the wilderness.

This city has always had the spirit to do things a little differently. Visitors may observe bison wandering free around them, go to a mall that extends over 48 blocks long and also discover one of the 40 cultural festivals they hold in a year!


CalgaryBanffParc National de YohoLake LouiseMoraine LakeJasperColumbia IcefieldAthabasca GlacierMaligne LakeMaligne Canyon

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From May to October $820

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