Banff & Jasper National Parks

 
From Majestic to Magnificent
Banff & Jasper National Parks, Alberta
To drive through the gates of Jasper or Banff National Parks is to enter a world of waterfalls, emerald lakes, wildlife, grand 19th-century hotels and 360° views of jagged snow-capped peaks.

Ice

Take a Snowcoach tour of the Columbia Icefields, the point on the continent where headwater streams flow into the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Prepare to be amazed as international ice-carving teams compete at the annual Ice Magic Festival. See Angel Ice Falls by moonlight on a Maligne Canyon Icewalk.

Something Wild

Ride the Jasper Tramway and hover over mountains, glacial lakes and alpine tundra. Go on a horseback trail ride through alpine meadows. Float down the Athabasca River, in a 10-passenger, oar-powered raft. Head east to Miette Hotsprings for a relaxing, rejuvenating dip in the hottest natural springs in the Rockies.

Inspiring Vistas

Travel parallel with the Continental Divide along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, which runs 142 miles from Lake Louise to Jasper. See the annual exhibition, “Homegrown Art,” a showcase of Bow Valley artists’ works at the Banff Town Hall. Catch a mountain film festival at The Banff Centre for the Arts.

Calendrier des événements

Drive to Maligne Lake, take a boat cruise and view a Canadian icon- Spirit Island. Go caving at Grotto Mountain near Canmore. Hire a guide and go on a wildlife viewing excursion. Join a multi-day cattle drive. See the world’s largest dinosaur display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.