Take a trip to Western Canada and explore charismatic Calgary. Immerse yourself in a blend of new and old, within this skyscraper capital of cowboy roots. Soak up the energy of Downtown, wander through the farmer’s market and stroll over the city’s recent creation, the Peace Bridge.
Be sure to try a taste of the city life. Relish culinary delights along Uptown 17th Avenue, explore the quirks and array of shopping on Stephen Avenue Walk, then roam around the lively Inglewood neighbourhood. Do as the locals do and venture beyond Calgary, the gateway to the great outdoors. Discover the Calgary Winter Olympic Stadium, then roam further to the Canadian Rockies. Explore the magic of Lake Louise, skim over its turquoise waters by canoe and soak up every inch of natural beauty. Take a trip to Banff, mountain town and National Park for a fusion of micro-breweries and wild walking, with trails along gorges, waterfalls and nearby glaciers. Add another stop – visit ranches in Jasper and maybe choose a guided horse trekking experience through the mountains.
Feel your eyes pop in awe when you visit Lake Louise. Famous for its iconic turquoise waters, striking mountain backdrop and the Victoria Glacier – see these glorious wonders come summertime, as you wander around the water’s edge and catch scenic views. For a surreal experience, arrive to the lake at dawn or dusk to watch the landscape glow. Canoe across the lake itself, as you gaze up at the snow-capped mountains, or take on the Lake Louise hiking trails. Venture to the Lake Louise Gondola for jaw-dropping sights, grizzly bear encounters and get you camera ready to take snapshots of a lifetime.
Discover the beauty of Banff, nestled in the Canadian Rockies. Soak up the mountain town’s charm, visit a brewpub along Banff Avenue and tuck into a dish of gravy-drenched poutine. Summer in Banff will awaken your senses, from walking beneath the larch trees of nearby nature trails to white-water rafting along the Kicking Horse River. Join a guided walking tour in Banff National Park and ride high on the Banff Gondola. Explore Lake Minnewanka, visit Stewart Canyon and feel the fresh mist spray from waterfalls. Watch out for grazing moose, get a glance of a grizzly bear and savour a taste of the wild.
Uncover summer alpine paradise in Jasper. Start your days with a cup of coco, a hearty Rocky Mountain breakfast, then get outdoors and explore. Whether you want to soar the sky on the Jasper Skytram, float along the Athabasca River on a rafting trip, through Jasper National Park, or hike through the almighty Maligne Valley and Canyon – Jasper will take your breath away. Choose to hike across the Cavell Meadows, keep your eyes peeled for caribou and marmots or savour a walk through the Valley of Five Lakes. Ready for more adventure? Join a guide to visit the extraordinary Columbia Icefields and waterfalls.