Canadian Rockies Overview

  • The Bow River in Banff National Park flows as far as Hudson’s Bay!
  • Banff got its name from Banffshire, Scotland, the birthplace of the two original directors of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Learn hands-on hiking and camping skills from the Mahikan Trails company of guides near Canmore, Alberta.
  • There are nearly 2500 campsites in Banff.
  • The Jasper Tramway is the longest and highest reversible tramway tour in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Lake Louise has won several ski awards for its skiing conditions. Skiers return year after year for spectacular skiing at Lake Louise.
  • The Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park offers fabulous cross-country skiing conditions in the winter and biking in the summer.
  • The melt water of the Columbia Icefield feeds streams and rivers that pour into the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans.
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