The Canadian Rockies are a favourite summer and winter destination for travellers around the world. But many are missing out on the more mellow fall months, when crowds are thin, temperatures are just right, and the scenery is arguably more photogenic than any other time of year.
The views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, lush forests and glacial lakes so vivid they'll look photoshopped in your pictures, make going for hikes a must.
Canadians are no strangers to adventure. Whether it's backpacking in some of the world's most photogenic national parks, surfing double overhead waves in Tofino or ziplining through the rainforest, there's no doubt that Canadians know how to have a good time (and get the adrenaline pumping).
Across its 4,440-km route, the Canadian provides an essential service to many communities without other public transportation options. It attracts large numbers of international tourists to the Canadian Rockies and communities like Jasper, Alberta. It is a globally-recognized symbol of Canada, and graces our $10 bank notes.
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Step aside, Stampede. Calgary has so much more to offer, from authentic cowgirl style to restaurants that can stand their own against other big city eateries. Wild horses couldn't keep us away.
Make this the year you visit Alberta. Why? This video from Travel Alberta, with 241 stunning photos of the province's most
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