Christina Pfeiffer explores the adventures on offer in the majestic Canadian Rockies.
The majesty of the Canadian Rockies is breathtaking, but it’s especially magical for those of us who live in sunny places. Visiting in winter is a visual treat of snow-covered mountains, frozen lakes and rivers, dramatic gorges, and sparkling glaciers.
In winter, the Icefield Parkway, which connects Jasper and Banff national parks, is a wintry landscape straight out of a scene from The Chronicles of Narnia. The parks are spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites and a magnet for skiers and snowboarders.
With one of the longest seasons in North America (from December to May), an average snowfall of nine metres and light, dry powder, skiing here can become addictive.
There’s no doubt the ski-fields in Banff National Park are up there with the best in the world.