Over the years, the soaring peaks of British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains have inspired tall tales—tales that tend to grow taller each time they’re shared around a roaring campfire or a dinner table. Ranging from silly to sinister, these captivating stories never fail to spark the imagination, nor a yearning to explore the mysteries of this hauntingly beautiful wilderness.
Now more than ever, this world is open to the traveller, with destinations exotic and far-flung more accessible than ever. But these 10 once-in-a-lifetime experiences rise above the rest, guaranteed to spark wanderlust in even the most jaded globe-trotter.
Got a “been there, done that” feeling about the Canadian Rockies? Maybe you need to look at them from a new perspective! Leave the car in the driveway and consider taking the train, instead. Rocky Mountaineer, for example, offers four routes into the Rockies, unique views and access to remarkable places in British Columbia and Alberta. From one-of-a-kind waterfalls to milestones in Canadian history, we’re counting down the unique sights that are in store for guests exploring the Rockies by rail.
Known the world over as the crown jewel of Canada’s national parks, Banff offers so much more than invigorating mountain air and some of the most stunning scenery in the Canadian Rockies. Here are 16 often-overlooked Banff attractions that make one of the highest towns in Canada one of the country’s most charming as well.
Some of Mother Nature’s most awe-inspiring creations are best seen from a particular vantage point. Here are some of the most humbling spots in the world and how to best experience them—whether it’s above, below, inside, or even beyond.
Some hotels simply provide a place to lay your head, while others are a destination in and of themselves. These 10 hotels belong to the latter category: properties that, whether by their history, cultural significance, or over-the-top amenities, are worth the trip on their own.