The Canadian Rocky Mountains
Epic mountain views. Deep, turquoise-water-filled canyons and lakes. Towering glaciers and crashing waterfalls. Misty forests and deep oceans harbouring the wildest of wildlife. Yes, this is, without doubt, Canada’s most spectacular outdoor wilderness. Covering an area of 69,000 sq miles, the Canadian Rocky Mountains are home to a collection of some of the most celebrated national parks on our planet, including Banff, Jasper and Yoho. Jagged snowy mountain peaks, tree-lined lakes, and perfect wave sets make this the ideal place to surf, hike, ski, kayak or mountain bike- all while keeping a watchful eye on the local residents: whales, bears, wolves and moose.
There are even all natural springs located in the Rocky Mountain range which you can find up an old logging road in British Columbia. Here, the springs are so hot, you can only stay sitting for a moment or two before dipping my toes in the cold mountain stream nearby. The combination of these drastic sensations energizes and rejuvenates. This truly is an adventure-seekers paradise, and a playground for lovers of the great outdoors.
The most convenient airports to get to the Rockies are the Calgary International Airport or the Edmonton International Airport, but you can also fly into Vancouver, Banff, Toronto or Calgary. Air Canada and WestJet are the major airline providers for this region. If you’re traveling by land from the US You will find direct flights from New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Orlando, and Miami. whether that’s by bus, train or car, borders are open 24/7 and is a smooth process. But, avoid weekends and major holidays if you can.