Want to explore both sides of the Canadian Rockies (Alberta and British Columbia) and drive a circular road trip route? This 9/12 day route showcases some of the Canadian Rockies’ most iconic sights as well as some beautiful off-the-beaten-track locations
The Glacier Crest Trail is a tough yet gratifying hike in British Columbia’s awe-inspiring Glacier National Park. The destination of this challenging trail is the top of a naturally carved ridge, with the Illecillewaet Glacier on one side and Asulkan Glacier on the other. Numerous waterfalls cascade hundreds of metres down into the valleys below. It’s an extraordinary sight!
Stanley Glacier sits atop of a spectacular hanging valley in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, Canada. The relatively short and approachable Stanley Glacier Trail leads to a wide basin with impressive vistas of the glacier itself as well as surrounding mountains, tall waterfalls and impossibly steep cliffs. It’s one the best half day hikes in BC!
If you have only one chance (and two weeks) to explore Western Canada, this is the road trip for you. As well as including all of the ‘must sees,’ this two week Western Canada road trip itinerary many of the contrasting landscapes that make this region so unique. Think temperate rainforest, desert and mountains, all in one road trip!
The Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park is, without a doubt, one of the best backpacking trips in the Canadian Rockies. The highlight of the 54km long path is the chance to walk alongside the huge limestone cliff that lends its name to the trail. But that’s just the beginning of the beauty found on this spectacular backpacking route.
Stretching 1,123km along the formidable Rockies, the Great Divide Trail is Canada’s ultimate long distance hiking adventure. Discover a brief history of the trail, a route rundown and essential planning info as well as a summary of our own GDT section hike
Grasslands National Park is one of the most unique national parks in Canada and yet is also one of the quietest. We left the park kicking ourselves that we hadn’t visited more of Saskatchewan sooner. Don’t do the same – put Grasslands National Park on your priority list and get ready to be amazed.
Snowshoeing in Banff National Park is a must when visiting in winter. And Sunshine Meadows is one of the best places to go, a powder paradise with no-one else in sight. Here’s everything you need to know
There’s definitely no shortage of fun things to do in Banff in winter. In this post, we’ll share our absolute top picks for things to do in Banff in winter as well as 20+ more ideas, to help you make your trip the best it can be!
Hiking the West Coast Trail is a once in a lifetime experience for many. With this in mind as well as the remote location and logistics required to get there, most WCT hikers arrive with a plan. This post features 12+ West Cost Trail itineraries, designed to inspire and inform your own trip planning.
A Vancouver to Calgary road trip offers a highlights reel of BC and Alberta. This post features our top five Vancouver to Calgary road trips, including the classic Highway 1 route as well as three beyond the beaten path alternatives and our ultimate round trip itinerary.
Famed for rugged, untouched coastal scenery, the West Coast Trail is a legendary 5-8 day backpacking experience. But this wilderness setting does mean that the West Coast Trail (WCT) is somewhat tricky to access. This post will explain everything you need to know about West Coast Trail transportation to plan your ideal hike!
The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most iconic hiking trails. The demanding 75km journey along Vancouver Island’s rugged coastline traverses windswept sandy beaches, gnarled old growth forest, slippery boulder fields, surge channels and tidal pools. This comprehensive guide will help you prepare to hike the legendary West Coast Trail.
The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most iconic hiking trails. Most hikers spend 6-8 days traversing the challenging 75km long trail, camping at their choice of 13 designated campgrounds. In this post, I’ll share the lowdown on each and every West Coast Trail campground, as well as other accommodation options.
Glacier-fed and surrounded by impossibly high mountains, Maligne Lake offers the most epic multi-day canoe trip in the Canadian Rockies. In this post, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about planning a Maligne Lake canoe trip.
The Iceline, Yoho National Park’s signature hiking trail, showcases breathtaking alpine panoramas, spectacular waterfalls and lush subalpine meadows. It’s a true feast for the eyes, especially if you love glaciers and snow capped mountains. For all these reasons and more, we rate the Iceline Trail as one of British Columbia’s best day hikes.
If you’re new to BC, it can be tricky to work out how the provincial and national park camping system works. This post explains when and how to reserve provincial and national park campgrounds, plus tips and advice for securing a spot!
Backcountry camping is one of the most affordable and satisfying ways to fully experience the raw and rugged beauty of British Columbia. It can, however, be difficult to know where to start, especially if you’re new to BC.
Planning to explore Canada’s amazing National Parks this year? Get prepared and learn what you need to know about the National Park fee system and Discovery Passes in 2023!
Lake O’Hara really is the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies. With pristine turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, soaring mountain peaks, giant glaciers, hanging valleys and more (!), Lake O’Hara has it all. If you only have time to explore just one place in the Canadian Rockies, Lake O’Hara would be an excellent choice.