The Canadian Rockies & The Badlands
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The Canadian Rockies and the Badlands By Motorcoach.
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The Canadian Rockies mountain range spans the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. With jagged, ice-capped peaks, including towering Mt. Robson, it's a region of alpine lakes, diverse wildlife and outdoor recreation sites. Yoho National Park is home to the massive Takakkaw Falls. Other national parks are Jasper, with the famously accessible Athabasca Glacier and Banff, site of glacier-fed Lake Louise.
Feed your adrenaline and step into a breathtaking world where glaciers rest above and birds soar below. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop. A new way to connect with the Canadian Rockies!
Located in the heart of Western Canada, bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west and the prairies to the east, the province of Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth.
The picturesque mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore and Jasper are revered by campers, hikers and nature lovers for their awe-inspiring terrain, jaw-dropping vistas and abundant wildlife.
From exploring Calgary and Edmonton, lively cities brimming with music, culture and nightlife, to discovering dinosaur fossils in the mysterious Canadian Badlands, visiting Alberta promises to be an experience unlike any other and we invite you to share our stories in your own words.
The Canadian Badlands
The Badlands blanket a broad area of southeastern Alberta and even stretch into Saskatchewan. Nature's mighty forces have laid bare millions of years of time and evolution by carving a wide swath through the plains.
The hands of time are turned back 75 million years to a time when Alberta was covered with lush jungle and shallow seas. Land that is now 2,000 feet above sea level was at sea level. Dinosaurs ruled the planet and rich beds of dinosaur bones have seen light after a 75 million years in dark depths.
Nearby are strange formations, Hoodoos, Coulees and ravines and closer to the Saskatchewan border, sand dunes. It is hard to think that this area was once covered in roaming and shifting sand dunes for hundreds of miles.
16 kilometers East of Drumheller you travel along flat prairies and then suddenly descend into the valley that provides some of the hottest temperatures in Canada, thousands of dinosaur bones and eerie shapes of rock and land.
The Most Spectacular Journey in the World!
To travel the Icefields Parkway is to experience one of Canada's national treasures and most rewarding destinations. Stretching 232km (144mi.) through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, this world-class journey offers access to a vast wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and broad sweeping valleys. This special travel route winds its way through two national parks, boasting a unique and irreplaceable landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none. Learn more!
Parks in the Canadian Rockies
Banff - Alberta
Canada's oldest national park is also its most popular. Within its boundaries you'll find some of the most famous travel attractions in North America: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and the Southern section of the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic drives. The possibilities here for budget travelers are many: back country camping, traditional camping, low cost resorts and small motels can be found in the towns of Banff and Canmore.
Glacier National Park Canada
Smaller and lesser-known than its neighbors to the East, Glacier also suffers identity confusion with a national park of the same name in Montana. Glacier is a memorable place. Here you will check snow depths, trail conditions and bear reports before starting any hike. You won't find any fancy rooms or restaurants here, but this park and its twin Mt. Revelstoke N.P. reward visitors with crystal-clear lakes, pure air and unspoiled scenic beauty.
Jasper - Alberta
From the Columbia Icefield at its southern tip to Mt. Edith Cavell to the North, Jasper offers visitors some of the world's most striking mountain scenery. It shares the Icefields Parkway with Banff to the south, but many visitors to that park don't venture far enough North to enter Jasper.
Kootenay - British Columbia
This North-South park offers Canada's largest hot spring pool and enough hiking and picnic spots to entertain almost anyone. Take your time traveling Highway 93 through the heart of this park. Bring some supplies and leave behind a lot of the commercialism that surrounds national parks in more familiar places.
Yoho - British Columbia
This park is directly west of Banff and offers a similar level of quality natural attractions. But many travelers don't make it over here. That means hiking trails and overlooks are likely to be far less crowded. Anyone who makes it to Banff should budget some time for Yoho explorations, too.
Evening Wildlife Safari
Discover the challenges of protecting animals and their habitat in Banff National Park. On this evening journey, travel through a variety of landscapes and learn about wildlife, their needs, and their inter-relationships. Leave the Safari with a greater understanding of the National Park and the animals that live within it. Banff's best tour for wildlife viewing. We see wildlife on over 95% of our tours!
New 2014 Attraction!
After two years of construction, the Glacier Skywalk opens to the public on May 1st, 2014. The $21 million cliff-edge walkway in Jasper National Park includes a glass platform that hovers 280 metres over the Sunwapta Valley. Touch the photos for video.
Columbia Icefield Athabasca Glacier
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