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...
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Alberta & The Plains, Canada
Best for: Family, Culture History, Highlights
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is one of the Rocky Mountains' most iconic hotels. Standing over the glistening emerald lake and surrounded by the majesty of Banff National Park, the hotel is the areas most premier destination offering luxury guestrooms.
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Standing tall on the edge of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is somewhat of a landmark for tourists visiting the magical Rocky Mountains. Right on the hotel's doorstep, you will find adventurous outdoor activities right at your fingertips, from canoeing to scenic hiking and even guided mountain day tours. Families will love the endless amount of adventure here, you can even go horseback riding, fishing or river rafting as well. Those looking for a plush bed and lavish meal at the end of a long day in the great outdoors, look no further than the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Accommodations at the Fairmont are elegant and polished with most featuring breathtaking mountain or lake views. With over 500 rooms, the hotel is on the large side, but nevertheless manage to provide an exceptionally personal and friendly service. The original elaborately decorated rooms have been refreshed to give a more modern feel, but retain a distinctive elegance.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers wonderful dining experiences overlooking the lake. Chose the formal Fairview room to savour some of the very best Canadian cuisine and farm to table dining. The Italian Kitchen, Alpine Social and the Poppy Brasserie offer more informal dining settings and delicious dishes
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
Bow River Ride Horseback Adventure
You will be guided through the Cave & Basin - the original historic hot springs. The trail loops around the marsh following the Bow River back to Warner Stables.
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.
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.
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.
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.