Canadian Rockies, Canada
The perfect 5 days itinerary

The Canadian Rockies, located in the heart of Western Canada, are a stunning expanse of jagged, snow-capped peaks, pristine turquoise lakes, and diverse wildlife. This region is home to five national parks, each offering unique landscapes and experiences. From hiking and wildlife viewing to hot springs and glacier tours, the Canadian Rockies offer a wealth of outdoor adventures.

What to do in Canadian Rockies?

This 5 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Canadian Rockies. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Arrival and Exploration of Banff

Morning

Arrive in Calgary and drive to Banff, your base for the next few days. Check into your hotel and freshen up.

Afternoon

Visit the Banff Gondola and ride up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Explore the boardwalk that leads you to Sanson's Peak.

Evening

Enjoy a relaxing soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs, a natural hot spring with stunning mountain views.


Day 2: Exploring Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Morning

Drive to Lake Louise, known as the 'Jewel of the Canadian Rockies'. Take a leisurely walk along the lake or rent a canoe for a paddle on the turquoise waters.

Afternoon

Visit Moraine Lake, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The lake is known for its stunning blue color, which is most vibrant in the mid to late summer.

Evening

Return to Banff and enjoy a hearty meal at one of the local restaurants.


Day 3: Journey to Jasper via Icefields Parkway

Morning

Depart Banff and drive along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic highways. Stop at the Columbia Icefield to take a tour on the Athabasca Glacier.

Afternoon

Continue your drive to Jasper, stopping at the stunning Athabasca Falls along the way.

Evening

Arrive in Jasper and check into your hotel. Enjoy a relaxing evening in this charming mountain town.


Day 4: Exploring Jasper National Park

Morning

Visit Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. Take a boat tour to Spirit Island, one of the most photographed locations in the world.

Afternoon

Explore the Maligne Canyon, a natural geological feature with waterfalls, fossils, and unique plant life.

Evening

Return to Jasper and enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants. Try some Canadian specialties like poutine or tourtière.


Day 5: Departure

Morning

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time for some last-minute exploration or shopping in Jasper.

Afternoon

Drive back to Calgary for your flight home. As you leave the Canadian Rockies behind, you'll carry with you memories of stunning landscapes and incredible adventures.


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