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...
Lake Louise, Alberta & The Plains, Canada
Best for: Family
Located just a short walk from the glistening turquoise shores of Lake Louise, Deer Lodge is a quiet hotel boasting an exceptional setting amidst towering larch trees. The lodge is over a century old and it's hand lewn log structure and decor remains.
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Deer Lodge was originally built in 1923 as a teahouse, but quickly reopened in 1925 as a hotel and was eventually refurbished and renovated in 1985. Loved by international and local guests, the lodge is a unique rustic mountain retreat open through both Winter and Summer that is within close proximity of Lake Louise, making it one of the best accommodation options in the area.
Although completely renovated back in the 80's, the lodge still retains much of its old charm, with exposed woodwork and traditional Canadian mountain decor. Guests can cosy up by the fire with a book in the lounge, or make use of the bubbling rooftop hot tub which overlooks the snow capped Rocky Mountains.
Dining at Deer Lodge is fantastic, with dishes incorporating sustainable seafood, locally sourced vegetables and bison and elk raised on Canadian Rocky Mountain ranches. Delicious food menus are accompanied by extensive wine lists full of Canadian wines and guests as well as locals can opt to eat in the casual Caribou Lounge or the more formal Mount Fairview Dining Room.
In the evenings, guests can retire to their guestroom, which offers a mixture of historical and modern decor and design, with different layouts and styles to suit different guest's needs. Some rooms have been restored to their original condition with cast iron radiators, exposed woodwork and brass fixtures, whereas others feature more contemporary furniture.
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
Ice Explorer Tour & Skywalk
Experience the power of glaciers in the Canadian Rockies. Travel on an Ice Explorer onto an ancient glacier and hang mid-air on the Glacier Skywalk.
Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls
Visit the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies on this remarkable excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. You will be collected from your hotel at 08:05am. The tour lasts nine hours and thirty minutes.