Traveling high above Lake Louise in Banff National Parkand away from most of the crowds is the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail. This amazing hike includes breathtaking views of glaciers, sheer cliffs shaped by avalanches, a tea house and the opportunity to visit several high-mountain lakes.
Waterton Lakes National Park sits on the Canadian – United States Border. This incredible location is connected toGlacier National Parkto the south.
In 2017, theKenow Wildfireburned over 47,000 acres of land in Waterton Lakes National Park. While the lightning strike that started this fire dealt a big blow to much of the park, thenatural recovery of the parkhas been progressing shockingly fast. This quick regeneration is truly awesome to see, especially considering that amount of devastation that took place.
Kootenay National Park lies on the British Columbia side of the Canadian Rockies. It was established in 1920 as part of an agreement to build a highway across the Rockies connecting British Columbia with Alberta. The northern section of the park is bordered by popular Banff National Park to the east and Yoho National Park to the north.
We visited Yoho National Park during the day after an early morning hike in Banff National Park. For us, Yoho offered a slower pace and the opportunity to escape from the massive crowds in and around Banff. If you are able to set aside a day when visiting the area to spend inside of Yoho National Park, we’re convinced that you won’t be disappointed with your decision to do so!
Located along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in western Alberta, Jasper National Park is known for its majestic peaks, glacier-fed lakes and vast wilderness. Established in 1907, it is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies encompassing more than 2,700,000 acres! Although Banff National Park (just to the south) is the more popular tourist destination of the two, Jasper National Park offers its own stunning mountain landscapes and is not to be missed!