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Canadian Rockies Travel Guide

The breathtaking landscape of Alberta is home to rocky mountains and turquoise lakes, Calgary and Edmonton, and the stunning National Parks of Banff and Jasper.

The province’s biggest city, Calgary lies to the south of Banff National Park and is home to world class events and attractions such as the annual Calgary Stampede! Alberta’s capital and second largest city, Edmonton is a modern and lively place which is often used as a stop-over en route to Jasper National Park.

Spanning the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, the impressive Canadian Rockies are home to Jasper National Park, with its famously accessible Athabasca Glacier and Banff National Park, the site of picturesque Lake Louise.

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Discover Alberta & the Rockies

Canada’s Alberta and the Rockies provide the perfect holiday for adventure seekers that can be enjoyed all year round.

Things to do in Alberta & the Rockies

  • Visit Fort Edmonton Park’s living history museum
  • Admire First Nations art at the Art Gallery of Alberta
  • Learn all about the famous Calgary Stampede
  • Adventure out to the Columbia Icefields
  • Kayak on Lake Louise in Banff National Park
  • Ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff National Park for incredible views
  • Hike to Lake Agnes in Banff National Park situated in the two round hills known as the Beehives
  • Enjoy the views of Moraine Lake from the Rockpile Trail
  • Take the Skytram for views of downtown Jasper

Getting There

The Canadian Rockies span some 3,000 miles, some of which passes through both Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.

By Air – Flights from the UK to Calgary take approximately 9 hours 30 minutes. There are also very regular flights from other popular Canadian cities, such as Vancouver which take 1 hour 30 minutes or Toronto which takes around 4 hours.

By Road – Drive time from Vancouver to Edmonton is 10 hours 30 minutes.

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