Bighorn Sheep, Banff National Park, Canada

The Canadian Rockies

Outdoor activities are in abundance with mountain biking, hiking, rafting and wildlife dedicated options to name a few.

The magnificent Rocky Mountains are the key attraction to Alberta stretching from the south-western border north into British Columbia – they are a network of provincial and National Parks that have collectively been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The spectacular Icefields Parkway is a highlight when discovering Alberta. Stretching 232 km from Jasper to Banff, it is home to one of the most scenic drives in the world with the dramatic snow-capped mountains, pristine mountain lakes and ancient glaciers marking this scenic route. Take to the road on a Canada self-drive holiday and partake in outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, rafting and bear-viewing. With glaciers being a common feature of this region, it is worth taking off on a helicopter adventure.

Experiences

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Ice Bubbles, Lake Abraham Canada

Heli-Tour the Ice Bubbles of Abraham Lake

Board a helicopter to Abraham Lake to view the mesmerising snow bubbles. This stunning lake completely freezes over in the winter and in the process traps methane gas underneath the ice creating a spectacular visual display!

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Rocky Mountaineer Train, Canada

Ride the Rocky Mountaineer

Take a trip on the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer for a luxurious and iconic journey through the landscapes of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies.

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Black Bear, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Wildlife Viewing

Discover the wildlife in the region with a guided tour.

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Family Canoeing on Emerald Lake, Canada

Kayak in Banff National Park

Discover emerald lakes in Banff National Park and take a kayak or canoe out.

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Calgary Stampede, Canada

Calgary Stampede

Watch the annual Calgary Stampede in July.

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Icefields Parkway, Banff, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

Drive the Canadian Rockies

Self-drive the spectacular Icefields Parkway.

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Moraine Lake, Banff, Rocky Mountains, Canada
Moraine Lake, Banff, Canada

Highlights of Western Canada

Unveiling the most visually stunning landscapes of Canada, this adventure journeys from the iconic Canadian Rockies to the ancient temperate rainforest on Vancouver Island.

13 days

from $9,125 pp

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Sue Grimwood

Sue has a passion for polar bears and has seen more than most people can dream about. She has canoed down the Yukon river encountering grizzly bears and moose, walked with polar bears in Manitoba, paddled with belugas in Nunavut, explored the ancient sites of the Inuit and sailed the coastlines of Labrador and Nova Scotia.

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Paul Bird

Watching bears interacting without any care of his presence was fascinating for Paul, and being a privileged onlooker in their natural habitat created a lifelong fascination with Canada.

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Roxy Dukes

Roxy’s love for Canada is limitless and she has returned on an almost yearly basis since her first visit as a child. From hiking the high alpine trails, riding with local cowboys to kayaking with humpbacks, she has likely been there and done it.

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