Ultimate Guide to the Canadian Rockies
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$19.98
So, you're going to the Canadian Rockies? After living in Montana for many years, I knew and expected the terrain to be quite similar. I was in for quite the surprise when this area of Canada turned out to be one of the most beautiful places I've EVER visited. Below you'll find my favorite stops (separated by location) that we found along the way from Edmonton to Calgary (and a few stops over in BC!), along with tips on the area and an interactive map. I've included the hotels used personally, as well as some additional top rated stays at several price points. I've also included some stops that we didn't make it to this first time around, but we will definitely be heading back for them! Quick Disclaimer: Respect nature and wildlife. Wildlife is WILD and nature is natural. Treat them as such. Leave no trace when outdoors, and respect wildlife by giving them space. Locations included: ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Edmonton ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Jasper National Park ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Banff National Park ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Banff, Alberta (town) ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Lake Louise (town) ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Canmore, Alberta ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Calgary, Alberta I've added quite a few hotel options, as they all book up extremely quickly and are not cheap. I did highlight the ones we stayed at as well as provided descriptions of those! Pssst. Above is the exact route we drove also! We drove up from Montana, but flying in to Edmonton and renting a car or RV to drive this itinerary down through to Calgary is an awesome option. If you wish to continue this trip further like we did, drive down to Yoho and Kootenay National Parks in BC and Glacier National Park in Montana from Calgary! I have a separate guide for Glacier, but highly recommend if you have the time! I have listed a variety of different things from nature to food to craft beer and a few select "other" options (that don't involve hiking). However, this guide primarily focuses on the true beauty of nature in Canada. You won't run out of options! We found the Parks in Canada to be extremely accessible, dog friendly, and overall pretty clean. The red Adirondack chairs were the coolest thing, and I'm not going to explain that... You'll see what I mean.
DESTINATION(S) COVERED
Banff, AB, Canada
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Yoho National Park, Field, BC, Canada
Lake Louise, AB, Canada
Calgary, AB, Canada
Moraine Lake, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Canmore, AB, Canada
Banff National Park, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Jasper, AB, Canada
Alberta, Canada
Jasper National Park Of Canada, Jasper, AB, Canada
Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia, Canada
FOCUSES AND THEMES
Couples
Groups
Plus Size
Digital Nomads
LGBTQ+
Families
Backpackers
Solo Female
Pets
50+
Adventure
People & Culture
Wellness
Overlanding
RV
Van Life
Photography
Road Trip
Coffee
Mountain
Camping
Relaxation
Romantic
Nature
Luxury
Budget
Foodie
History
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Guides typically include detailed information and how-toโ€™s about a destination as well as suggested places to try.
Recommended for travelers who are looking for recommendations on where to stay, what to eat, and how to make the most out of their destination experience.
What's included
Digital Map
Fully interactive, digital map for finding places nearby
106 places
106 hand-picked places with notes from the creator
4 links
4 links from the creator to go even deeper with more info
CURATED BY
Travel photographer and UGC creator based out of Las Vegas, NV. Recently moved back to my hometown of Vegas after many years in Montana. Explore the Southwest and around the world with me! I frequently travel with EF Ultimate Break and am able to offer various discount codes, all linked in my EFUB guides and in my website link.
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Ultimate Guide to the Canadian Rockies
106 Places โ€ข 2 Saves โ€ข ago
$19.98
So, you're going to the Canadian Rockies? After living in Montana for many years, I knew and expected the terrain to be quite similar. I was in for quite the surprise when this area of Canada turned out to be one of the most beautiful places I've EVER visited. Below you'll find my favorite stops (separated by location) that we found along the way from Edmonton to Calgary (and a few stops over in BC!), along with tips on the area and an interactive map. I've included the hotels used personally, as well as some additional top rated stays at several price points. I've also included some stops that we didn't make it to this first time around, but we will definitely be heading back for them! Quick Disclaimer: Respect nature and wildlife. Wildlife is WILD and nature is natural. Treat them as such. Leave no trace when outdoors, and respect wildlife by giving them space. Locations included: ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Edmonton ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Jasper National Park ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Banff National Park ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Banff, Alberta (town) ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Lake Louise (town) ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Canmore, Alberta ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Calgary, Alberta I've added quite a few hotel options, as they all book up extremely quickly and are not cheap. I did highlight the ones we stayed at as well as provided descriptions of those! Pssst. Above is the exact route we drove also! We drove up from Montana, but flying in to Edmonton and renting a car or RV to drive this itinerary down through to Calgary is an awesome option. If you wish to continue this trip further like we did, drive down to Yoho and Kootenay National Parks in BC and Glacier National Park in Montana from Calgary! I have a separate guide for Glacier, but highly recommend if you have the time! I have listed a variety of different things from nature to food to craft beer and a few select "other" options (that don't involve hiking). However, this guide primarily focuses on the true beauty of nature in Canada. You won't run out of options! We found the Parks in Canada to be extremely accessible, dog friendly, and overall pretty clean. The red Adirondack chairs were the coolest thing, and I'm not going to explain that... You'll see what I mean.
DESTINATION(S) COVERED
Banff, AB, Canada
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Yoho National Park, Field, BC, Canada
Lake Louise, AB, Canada
Calgary, AB, Canada
Moraine Lake, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Canmore, AB, Canada
Banff National Park, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Jasper, AB, Canada
Alberta, Canada
Jasper National Park Of Canada, Jasper, AB, Canada
Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia, Canada
FOCUSES AND THEMES
Couples
Groups
Plus Size
Digital Nomads
LGBTQ+
Families
Backpackers
Solo Female
Pets
50+
Adventure
People & Culture
Wellness
Overlanding
RV
Van Life
Photography
Road Trip
Coffee
Mountain
Camping
Relaxation
Romantic
Nature
Luxury
Budget
Foodie
History
BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR THIS Guide
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
FORMAT
Guide
Guides typically include detailed information and how-toโ€™s about a destination as well as suggested places to try.
Recommended for travelers who are looking for recommendations on where to stay, what to eat, and how to make the most out of their destination experience.
What's included
Digital Map
Fully interactive, digital map for finding places nearby
106 places
106 hand-picked places with notes from the creator
4 links
4 links from the creator to go even deeper with more info
CURATED BY
Travel photographer and UGC creator based out of Las Vegas, NV. Recently moved back to my hometown of Vegas after many years in Montana. Explore the Southwest and around the world with me! I frequently travel with EF Ultimate Break and am able to offer various discount codes, all linked in my EFUB guides and in my website link.
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Start taking great trips with less stress in three easy steps.
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Save ideas you like.
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