From jaw-dropping scenery and wildlife spotting galore, a trip through Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies is a must for those who aspire to see some of the best landscapes in the world.
While there are many ways in which one can venture through British Columbia and Alberta’s scenic highlights, travelling through the area via train opens you to a whole new world of vision. Travelling with Rocky Mountaineer, guests can indulge in a luxury daytime safari by train and watch the areas famous blue lakes and snow-capped mountains roll by.
While there are a countless amount of natural landmarks to be seen, these are the top Canadian Rockies sites you don’t want to miss!
Located in Banff National Park, about halfway between Banff and Lake Louise, is Castle Mountain. Measuring over 3000 metres in height, the castle-resembling mountain is a favourite amongst photography enthusiasts.
Inaccessible by car, and difficult to reach via hike, Pyramid Falls is best seen from onboard a train. The train tracks run right along the falls, allowing travellers an up-close view of the cascading waters.
Measuring at almost 4000 metres, Mount Robson is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. Located in the Mount Robson Provincial Park, it’s the most prominent mountain in the entire Rocky Mountain range.
Located within Banff National Park, glacier-fed Moraine Lake is a traveller favourite! Surrounded by mountains and waterfalls and filled with water that turns different shades of turquoise throughout the summer, the area makes for a beautiful scene.
Carved into the mountain by the Fraser River between Lytton and Yale in British Columbia is Fraser Canyon. The river here flows through a wild, rugged landscape which includes mountains that rise more than 900 metres.
Located at the narrowest section of the Fraser Canyon is the 35 metres wide Hell’s Gate. Downstream of southern Fraser Canyon, the surrounding towering rocks walls plunge towards each other, forcing the water through the small rapids passage.
Interested in exploring Canada’s West with Globus and Rocky Mountaineer? Check out the Spirit of the Rockies tour for dates and availabilities.