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  • Address: Tarns-Canada Highway, Banff T1A 1A5, Canada
  • 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.

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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff, Banff, null
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 113 Reviews

Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, with its backdrop of the glistening Victoria Glacier, on a full-day guided coach tour from Banff. Marvel at ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $118.89
Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff, Banff, Day Trips
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

Admire lakes and glaciers on a full day tour from Banff to the Columbia Icefield. Ride the Ice Explorer and settle in as a local guide provides fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.48
Banff City Sightseeing Tour, Banff, Day Trips
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

Discover the Canadian Rockies' favorite resort town and its beautiful environment on a 4-hour guided tour of Banff. You'll visit the intriguing hoodoos earth ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 4.5 or 6 hours

From USD $96.24
Helicopter Tour over the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Half-day Tours
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Helicopter Tour over the Canadian Rockies

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the Canadian Rockies as you soar high above in a helicopter. Fly over the plains of Bow Valley and snap up-close shots of Mt ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $162.51
Whitewater Rafting on Jasper's Fraser River, Jasper, Helicopter Tours
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Whitewater Rafting on Jasper's Fraser River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Take an exhilarating ride down Jasper's mighty Fraser River! On this 5-hour whitewater rafting tour, you'll have a heart-pumping time rafting down Class-3 ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.07
Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch, Banff, White Water Rafting & Float Trips
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Get out in Canada’s crisp mountain air on one of these four iconic hikes in the Banff and Lake Louise areas of Alberta. The Canadian Rockies offer a ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $76.83
Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper, Jasper, Hiking & Camping
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Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Tour the scenic roads of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park on a Harley Davidson motorcycle with sidecar, driven by a professional. Ride to your ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $103.25
Scenic Airplane Tour over Denver and the Rockies, Denver, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Scenic Airplane Tour over Denver and the Rockies

Fly over Denver and the Mountains in a 1-hour flight for up to 3 passengers. We provide the only way to see remote areas and wildlife near Rocky Mountain ...  Read more

Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $249.00
Best Private Tour: Canadian Rockies Romance Helicopter Tour, Banff, Air Tours
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Best Private Tour: Canadian Rockies Romance Helicopter Tour

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Treat your loved one to a memorable Rocky Mountains experience on this private romance helicopter tour! Enjoy the amazing alpine views as you fly several ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 80 minutes (approx.)

From USD $659.12
Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff, Banff, Helicopter Tours
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

Visit Canada's famous glaciers on a full-day seasonal excursion from Banff. Your personalized small group tour takes you through an awe-inspiring landscape ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.71

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