5. Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta
Did you know that summer is the peak season in Banff National Park? While the multitude of skiers and snowboarders who visit here during winter might argue this point, the warm sun-filled days of summer actually draw more people to this breathtaking destination. Over four million visitors enjoy the untouched wilderness, soaring Rocky Mountains and glacier-fed lakes each year. Here in the Banff National Park and nearby hamlet of Lake Louise, tourists are spoilt for cottage country accommodation. Chalets, lodges, inns, campgrounds and cottages populate the picturesque landscape. Baker Creek Chalets offer authentic log-style cabins in the heart of the Rockies, while Paradise Lodge and Bungalows provides rustic cabins full of charm and comfort. Canoe along an ancient lake, go rock climbing in the mountains or just relax and enjoy the unparalleled view.