The Canadian Rockies are a mountain range in Canada that comprise of glaciers, snow-capped peaks and impressive natural features. This is a wilderness that provides an attractive habitat for many specials of wildlife, including both grizzly and black bears, moose, wolves, caribou, marmots and ground squirrels. You might see them all from the window of your luxury Rocky Mountaineer train carriage.
There will be stop offs along the way to give you some exciting experiences such as kayaking in the blue-green waters of Lake Louise, enjoying a river rafting trip and a caving tour. You’ll see the Icefields Parkway, Glacier National Park, Horseshoe Bay and even swim in hot natural springs. Canadian provinces you could be travelling through include Calgary, Alberta, Montana and Banff, visiting Colombia Falls, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Whistler and Jasper; the infamous peaks of the Rockies.
The Canadian Rockies fact file
Elevation: 3,954 m
Area: 180,00 km squared
Highest point: Mount Robson
Trivia: The Canadian Rockies actually cover two different time zones, which include Mountain Standard time to Pacific Standard Time
Enjoying the Rocky Mountains as part of a wider Canadian tour
Vancouver is an exciting city, just a short distance away from the Rockies, but Toronto and Montreal can also be included in an all-inclusive luxury package tour. Vancouver is on the coast and Ontario is the home of the Great Lakes. It’s possible to do it all with a comprehensive tour of Canada.
Tour operators who can help you explore Canada and the Rockies
If you’re looking for an exciting ski resort, Club Med’s Le Massif de Charlevoix is a brand new offering opening in 2020, but if you’d prefer to move around, you’ll probably enjoy a tour. Great Rail Journeys are experts in luxury rail travel holidays. You’ll be in a train, but the standard is incredibly high. Rail travel is one of the most convenient ways to explore otherwise inaccessible terrains and this is a travel company that understands what customers want from their train journeys.
Other travel firms that know Canada well and provide plenty of different tours are Cox and Kings, Intrepid and Titan Travel. Saga is a great choice if you’re over 50 and looking to meet likeminded explorers. If you’re travelling on your own with Saga, you’ll find of plenty of social opportunities to make friends. You’ll travel with a tour manager who acts as a host to ensure everyone feels included.
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