The Top 4 Things to See on Your Adventure Holiday in Western Canada

Canada’s Rocky Mountains

If you’re looking for a wild adventure in one of the most unspoilt locations on Earth, you need to look no further than Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Boasting prominent peaks, such as Mt Columbia and Mt Robson, and stunning scenery, this is the place to go if you’re looking for your first, second or one-hundredth adventure.

To get your adventurous spirit flowing, here’s our pick of the highlights you won’t want to miss:

  1. Yoho National Park

Located in British Columbia, this is one of the lesser-known parks but that doesn’t mean it lacks in natural beauty. In fact, it’s home to some of the most picturesque backdrops you’ll find, making it ideal for picnicking on a walking trail. It’s also got some of the most awe-inspiring water features you’ll find in Canada, which is why you’ll definitely want to have a go at some water sports while you’re there.

  1. Banff National Park

Perfect for the nature-lover, Banff National Park features some of the most renowned icefields and glaciers. There are plenty of hot springs and hiking trails to keep you entertained, and that’s not to mention the plethora of wildlife you’ll find there, too. It’s home to 60 different mammal species, including cougar, lynx, and wolverines. And the best bit? Companies like Grand American Adventures head here throughout winter and summer, so you won’t miss this treat regardless of what time of year you go.

  1. Lake Louise

    Adventure Holiday in Western Canada

If you do go to Banff National Park, you’ll definitely want to head to Lake Louise, which is located within it. Embark on a hike around the stunning shoreline or take part in one of the many activities that are carried out here throughout winter and summer. In the warmer months, you can enjoy canoeing and kayaking, while in the colder months you can head out cross-country skiing or ice skating. There’s not much you can’t do here, which is why we think you’ll want to visit in every season.

  1. Jasper National Park

Finally, to truly capture the breathtaking nature of the great outdoors, you’ll want to complete your trip with a visit to Jasper National Park. Located over almost 4,000 square miles, this is the Canadian Rockies’ largest preserved area. Here you’ll enjoy the geothermal activity, limestone caves, picturesque lakes and that all-important fresh mountain air. It’s also the best place for kayaking and rafting.

As you can see, the Canadian Rockies are jam-packed full of natural wonders, and are brought to life by the fantastic range of activities you can get involved in on an adventure holiday.

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