The Canadian wilderness is home to some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. In a day, you can witness grizzlies fishing for salmon, come face to face with a majestic moose and watch a breaching humpback whale off the coast. For wildlife photographers, the dramatic landscapes of Canada provide the ultimate setting whilst nature lovers are bound to be blown away by the diverse flora and fauna that awaits around every corner.
Canada’s landscapes are primed for a hiking adventure and its many thousands of trails are fit for any age and ability. Whether it be heli-hiking in the mountains, or a gentle stroll around one of its many alpine lakes, no matter your fitness or walking preferences, there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone.
Canada’s formidable scenery is primed for discovery on four wheels. Roads skirt majestic mountain passes, shimmering blue lakes and endless wilderness making for a journey you and your loved ones will never forget. Whether its that of a sparkling ocean, a lush pine forest, a thundering waterfall, a craggy peak or a gurgling stream, there is a postcard perfect view awaiting at every turn in the road.
The soaring mountains and thick forests of inland British Columbia are a thrilling wilderness where hikers roam through flower-filled meadows and grizzly bears fish for salmon, but venturing to the coast provides just as much fun and adventure. Our specialists have handpicked their favourite ways to spend their days in Coastal BC.
A pristine wilderness on a scale difficult to imagine, Canada’s glaciated Rocky Mountains are a true adventure playground with a huge range of activities on offer. From hiking to horse-riding and of course wildlife spotting, there is no end of things to do. Here’s our lowdown on the top ten ways to spend your days in this grand region, which spans the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia...
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Banff, Alberta & The Plains, Canada
Best for: Family, Wildlife, Culture History
One of the most rustic lodge accommodations in Banff, Buffalo Mountain Lodge offers cosy and stylish cabins, with exposed wooden beams and roaring stone fireplaces. The decor celebrates First Nations hunting heritage and has a remote mountain lodge feel.
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Sitting on Tunnel Mountain, formerly named 'Sleeping Buffalo' by the Native Americans, the lodge is distinct and unique with a wonderfully peaceful location. Surrounded by over nine acres of towering fir and pine trees yet just a 15 minutes walk from the shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Buffalo Mountain Lodge offers the best of both worlds. You will even be able to spot curious deer and wandering elk who often visit the lodge's front lawn to graze.
After a day of hiking, biking and exploring Banff, a dip in the outdoor hot tub is wonderfully relaxing! Freshen up in your cabin before heading to the Sleeping Buffalo restaurant, where you will find hearty meals and Canadian dishes incorporating some of the freshest local ingredients.
Rooms at Buffalo Mountain Lodge are exceptionally warm and cosy, with mountain style architecture and fieldstone fireplaces. Many rooms also feature patios or balconies, perfect for enjoying the morning sunshine with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning.
When to go
Alberta has a dry continental climate with warm summers and cold winters, making it a year round destination. The ski season is from December to March and the summer season from May to September. At any time of year you can expect the sun to be out. Winters can get cold, when the temperature can plummet to a bone chilling -20°C. Summers tend to be hot and dry, with the warmest months being July and August, where the temperature sits at a comfortable 25°C.
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Things to do
Cowboy Horseback Cookout
Enjoy a leisurely one-hour trail ride to the BBQ site, located near the Sundance Canyon trail. Try your hand at roping, challenge friends to a game of horseshoes or relax in the picnic area while our cook prepares your steak to order.
Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Take an interpretive boat tour of the magical Lake Minnewanka and experience some of Alberta's rugged wilderness from the water. Hear stories of aboriginal folklore, geology and wildlife as you cruise through some of the most spectacular Rockies scenery.
The Gondola departs from the base of Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle and 360-degree panoramic views of sheer mountain majesty. Enjoy the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the ridge of the mountain.
Banff Signature Hikes
Join our hiking guides on a full day tour that includes 4-6 hours of hiking time. Share the passion for the mountains with our local guides on the classic hikes of the Banff and Lake Louise area - Hikes include Yammuska, Larch Valley and Healy Pass.
Bow River Horseshoe Canyon Rafting
A half day white-water tour that offers rafting thrills and excitement close to Banff, Canmore and Calgary. The Bow River Horseshoe Canyon section has spectacular scenery, big waves and grade 3 to 4 white-water.