THE BREATHTAKING SCENERIES OF “CANADIAN ROCKIES”

THE BREATHTAKING SCENERIES OF “CANADIAN ROCKIES”

Rocky Mountains, or Canadian Rockies, stretches majestically from the far north of British Colombia, Canada, to New Mexico, USA. Arguably the most spectacular mountains in Canada, Rocky Mountains was registered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and has since been the tourism landmark hotspot, including Banff National Park, Lake Louise, and Jasper National Park, all worth jotting down in your bucket list.

Calgary

Located 80 km east of the Rockies, Calgary is the largest city in Grassland, Alberta. Thanks to the oil industry, the modern city grew tremendously from 19th century onwards to become one of the most prosperous cities in America. With astonishing landscape and snowy winter, Calgary honorably hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics which showed the potential of the city as the commercial, cultural, and tourism center of Alberta. If you are to visit the Rockies, Calgary would make the perfect first step for exploring the natural wonders of the Rockies.

DON’T MISS

Sky Walker on Calgary Tower takes you almost 200 meters above the ground. Formerly called Husky Tower, it was built in 1968 to celebrate Canada’s centennial year.

Town of Banff

The small town of Banff nestles in Banff National Park, 130 km away from Calgary (approximately 1hour drive). With fascinating mountains completely surrounding the town, including Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norguay, and Cascade Mountain, you won’t run out of naturally spectacular sceneries and you might find yourself in awe everywhere you turn.

Banff National Park

Easily one of the most popular national parks in Canada, Banff National Park is full of inspiring trails through the Rockies, as well as breathtaking scenic spots and natural attractions like Lake Louise. Be sure to pay great respect to the wildlife you may see or run into during the exploration, which could happen more often than you might expect.

ADDRESS: Improvement District No. 9, Banff, Alberta
ADMISSION FEE: Adults US$9.8 / Seniors US$8.3 / Free entry for children under 17

RECOMMENDED HOTEL

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

ADDRESS: Address: 405 Spray Ave, Banff, Alberta
TEL: +1 403 762 2211

Town of Jasper

Peaceful and tranquil perfectly describe the town of Jasper. Driving 290 km (3 hours 30 minutes) up north from Banff National Park, the quiet town is the pitstop for your next journey through the Rockies Mountains in Jasper National Park. Take a big break and enjoy a peaceful stroll through the little town, and maybe get a memorable souvenir to remember the simple, yet magical atmosphere!

RECOMMENDED HOTEL

WHISTLER'S INN

ADDRESS: 105 Miette Ave, Alberta
TEL: +1 780 852 3361

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park naturally the next destination after Banff National Park. Driving from one park to the next will be an unforgettable experience that makes you feel more connected to the world. Jasper National Park is home to diverse ecosystems and amazing natural landmarks such as Medicine Lake Maligne Lake, Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls and Mount Edith Cavell.

ADDRESS: Jasper, Alberta
ADMISSION FEE: Adults US$9.8 / Seniors US$8.3 / Free entry for children under 17