Canadian Itineraries to Try This Summer or Fall: Canadian Rockies
The typical Canadian Rockies itinerary starts in Calgary, especially if you’re heading to town during the citywide party known as the Stampede, which starts tomorrow! Then it’s a 2-hour drive to Banff and the first of many hikes in the high alpine forest. Moraine Lake and Lake Louise are mandatory stops, before driving the spectacular Icefields Parkway north to Jasper. This region of Canada is home to classic resorts like the former Canadian Pacific Railway retreats Fairmont Chateaux Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs. Or the Relais and Chateau property, Post Hotel, often rated one of the best in Canada, especially for its stellar view. From Jasper, you can drive 4 hours to Edmonton and fly home or continue exploring Canada on the train to Vancouver, where your travels continue as I’ll describe tomorrow.
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