Canada holidays are the perfect choice for those keen to see some of the world’s best scenery and to enjoy the great outdoors. Families, couples and individual travellers alike will love exploring Alberta, which is home to the famous Canadian Rockies.
Renowned for being great value as well as having a welcoming attitude towards tourists, Canada holidays are always exciting. With trips to Alberta, you will be able to explore all kinds of scenery and embark on diverse adventures. Children will love the huge variety of wildlife on offer, while adults and youngsters alike will be revitalised by spending some time in the clean, crisp air of the great outdoors.
Travelling through Alberta’s Kananaskis Country en route to your first destination, you will immediately be surrounded by the stunning scenery Canada is so famous for. Arriving in Banff National Park, you will be able to stay in gorgeous lakeside accommodation, with an epic mountain range serving as the backdrop.
The park is a haven of natural beauty. Taking a guided hike along Lake Louise is a great way to start your exploration of the area. During the walk, you will be able to spot all kinds of animals – a highlight of any Canada holiday – so keep your eyes peeled for moose and bald eagles, among other exciting creatures.
Outside of the park, you can enjoy a trip down Canada’s world-famous highway. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the Icefields Parkway is one of the most exciting routes you will ever travel. Punctuated all around by seemingly endless snowfields, mountains and glaciers, Icefields Parkway is an absolute joy.
Your next destination is Jasper National Park, which is full of natural wonders, wilderness and wildlife. Staying at a resort within the park’s boundaries, you will be able to explore its sights as much as you want.
And there are so many means of doing so. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to hire a bike and discover more about the park that way, or others may wish to take a boat ride and see the sights from the lake. Meanwhile, a range of other activities will be on offer during your stay, such as golf, horseriding and swimming. With so much to do, staying in Jasper National Park is a dream for those who love outdoor activities.
If you’re keen to learn more about the national parks Canada is so famous for, you might like to attend a talk by a Parks Canada official.
After having spent a day in the great outdoors, you can return to your lakeside lodgings for a delicious barbecue – the perfect way to the end the day.
Despite the previous day’s adventures, you are likely to still have things to see in the park. It is home to the Maligne Canyon, which is an absolute must-see during your visit. Regarded as one of the most impressive gorges in the Rockies, the canyon was formed over 150 million years ago.
In addition to its impressive depths, there are plenty of other things to take in. Walking around, you are likely to encounter waterfalls, lush plant life and amazing animals.
Seeing its sights from a different perspective is an exciting adventure, with a trip in a rubber raft available for those keen to take to the water. Travelling along both rapid and calm waters, this exhilarating trip is bound to be a fantastic memory of your Canada holiday.
The Rockies are also famous for glaciers. For excitement equal to your rafting adventure, embark on a trip on a specially-designed Ice Explorer and take to the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbian Icefield – an incredible opportunity not to be missed.
Spending more time on the water is a great way to round off your holiday, so why not take a private cruise on Lake Minnewanka? Here you can enjoy the scenery while learning about the folklore surrounding the First Nations people.
Ascending Sulphur Mountain is another fantastic experience to be had before you bid Canada farewell, so climb aboard the Banff Gondola to enjoy astonishing views of the six mountain ranges below.
With so many amazing adventures waiting for you, holidays to Alberta are the perfect choice for anyone who loves spending time outside and taking part in outdoor activities.