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...
Moraine Lake Lodge
Lake Louise, Alberta & The Plains, Canada
Best for: Hideaway, Off the beaten track, Spectacular scenery
Moraine Lake Lodge is a superb summer-only mountain lodge near Lake Louise that offers an experience of the Canadian Rockies at their finest. Moraine Lake Lodge’s breathtaking views, abundant charm and rustic comfort make it the idyllic Alberta hideaway.
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Moraine Lake is one of Canada's most stunning lakes, and the lodge is positioned to make the most of its dramatic natural setting. It's the perfect place to come for a few days of serene relaxation or, if adventure beckons, to canoe its vivid peacock-blue waters and hike the magnificent mountain trails. Accommodation at Moraine Lake Lodge is in tune with the lodge's overall style, and its rooms and cabins feature hand-crafted log furniture and true Canadian Rocky Mountain comfort with luxurious down duvets, fine blankets and pillows, and beautifully appointed bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. In keeping with the mountain get-away feel, there are no telephones or TVs in any of the rooms. The newer cabins offer wood-burning fires and spectacular lake views, whereas the lodge rooms are more simply styled but still offer all the creature comforts and those same magnificent views.
One of Alberta’s top restaurants is located within the lodge, and you can enjoy fabulous gourmet cuisine that might include buffalo carpaccio or tenderloin of venison with redcurrants and juniper, all locally sourced. A daily afternoon tea is served in the lodge library, which gives you a great chance to mingle with other guests and share your day’s adventures. There are board games for guests to play, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge.
Moraine Lake Lodge owns a number of canoes available free of charge, which make a fantastic way of exploring the lake, while the diversity and splendour of the hiking trails makes Moraine Lodge a great option for keen walkers. Complimentary hikes for all abilities are available at the lodge, from short lakeside strolls to more strenuous but fantastically rewarding valley circuits. Horse riding, golf, fishing, river rafting, helicopter tours and snow coach rides are all available in the area. Please note that the lodge is only open from June to September each year.
When to go
The lodge is open from 01 June to 30 September each year to make the most of the summer months.
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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.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver
This combination of road trip and world-class train ride starts with a scenic self-drive from Calgary through the awe-inspiring glacial landscapes of the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, before boarding the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train where you’ll receive the VIP treatment on route to Vancouver.