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  • Address: Tarns-Canada Highway
  • Admission: Free

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Rocky Mountains

Alberta’s stunning Rocky Mountains are perhaps its biggest attraction. Protected by the Banff and Jasper national parks, the spectacular mountains run along the border of British Columbia and Alberta.

All up, the mountain chain runs south across Canada and the US for more than 4,830 km (3,000 miles), from the northern wilds of British Columbia all the way through Colorado to New Mexico.

Experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies by driving along the Icefields Parkway, and visiting the glacier Icefields Centre.

Hire a pair of skis and glide down the legendary slopes in winter, or go for a hike in spring and summer to glorious blue lakes like Lake Louise and quaint alpine-style hamlets such as Banff.

Practical Info

The Trans-Canada Highway and Icefields Parkway are the main routes through Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The main towns are Banff in the south, and Jasper further north.

The region is covered by a thick layer of snow from October, so if you’re wanting to walk through the Rockies, time your visit for mid-year.

Tours & Tickets

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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 65 Reviews

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $114.85

Banff City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 4.5 or 6 hours

From USD $90.22

Helicopter Tour over the Canadian Rockies

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $153.70

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $138.26

Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $90.94

Whitewater Rafting on Jasper's Fraser River

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 5 hours

From USD $76.47
From USD $217.42

Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $67.97

Best Private Tour: Canadian Rockies Romance Helicopter Tour

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 80 minutes

From USD $536.81

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