Top 9 Ways to see Canada’s Rocky Mountains

Monday, 16th January 2017

Destination Specialist

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The lofty wilderness of the Canadian Rockies provide a consumate draw for visitors to Canada. A ‘must-see’ highlight on most Canada holiday itineraries, the different ways you choose to explore this famous mountain range can provide a truly unique perspective.

1. By Rail

Travel from Vancouver aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, watching the landscape unfold as you approach the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

Recommended holiday: Rocky Mountaineer

2. By Road

One of North America’s most scenic drives, the Icefields Parkway is deserving of plenty of time with multiple stops along the way to admire the view.

Recommended holiday: Majestic Rockies by Rail & Road

3. On Foot

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Choose a quiet lakeside trail or a challenging alpine trek; a hike in the wilderness is the best way to appreciate the sheer scale of the Rockies.

Recommended holiday: Hiking the Rockies

4. From Above

Take to the skies in a helicopter for unforgettable aerial views over glaciers, lakes, forests and mountain tops.

Recommended holiday: Rockies Heli-hiking Adventure

5. Through a Lens

Capture the Rockies with the help of an expert photographer, focusing on the minute details, light and changing colours that are often overlooked.

Recommended holiday: Rockies Photo Adventure

6. By Dog Sled

Feel the wind in your face as you explore a winter wonderland the traditional way, mushing a team of huskies along stunning mountain trails.

Recommended holiday: Rockies Winter Retreat

7. By Ice Explorer

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Set foot on the vast and ancient Columbia Icefield with an intrepid Ice Explorer excursion onto the Athabasca Glacier.

Recommended experience: Ice Explorer Glacier Tour

8. On Horseback

Unleash your inner cowboy and head into the backcountry on horseback, exploring pioneer trails and keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife.

9. By Canadian Canoe

Paddle across one of the Rockies’ many beautiful glacial lakes, surrounded by mountains, for a real sense of peace and solitude.


Feeling inspired?

To start planning your own journey through Canada’s Rocky Mountains, browse our collection of itineraries, enquire online or speak to one of our Travel Specialists for suggestions and insider tips.

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