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.
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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...
Moose Hotel and Suites
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Best for: First time, Family, Highlights
Moose Hotel and Suites is a cosy and convenient hotel in the heart of downtown Banff. It has plenty of well-equipped amenities and facilities including two swimming pools as well as a cosy lodge atmosphere making Moose Hotel a great option in Banff.
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The town of Banff has a lot more going on than some of the other Rocky Mountain hamlets and villages, so being downtown can be a big advantage when it comes to exploring the area. Moose Hotel and Suites finished construction and opened in the summer of 2016, making it one of Banff's newest hotels. It's location is enviable and is just a short stroll to restaurants and bars for evening entertainment and dining.
After a day of exploring the national park, you can retreat to the hotel's roof-top hot pools which overlook the staggering mountains and hills of the Rockies. There is also an outdoor fire-pit up there and the pools are open late, so you can enjoy the beautiful views into the evening. The hotel's spa also affords views of the mountains, and offers a peaceful relaxation lounge, private outdoor hot pool and full spa services in a wonderfully tranquil environment.
Accommodations are well-appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi and rain showers. Suites have a distinct mountain lodge feel with gas fireplaces and kitchenettes making it perfect for younger families. Decor is fairly modern and contemporary, but well within keeping with the hotel's mountain setting.
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.
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.
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
The Wolfdog Sanctuary works to rehabilitate and re-home displaced Wolfdogs. Passionate about Wolfdog protection, the sanctuary provides intimate tours only on Thursdays through to Mondays and for around eight guests in total.
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.
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.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Clearwater, Ashcroft, Whistler, Vancouver
For those that want to explore the Rockies and British Columbia in depth, this journey explores both iconic Rocky Mountain sights and lesser visited parks, as well as off-the-beaten track cowboy country. It is just the ticket for an epic summertime holiday in the great Canadian outdoors.