The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canadian Rockies stretch for 180,000 square kilometers (69,498 square miles) through British Columbia and Alberta. The region brings in millions of visitors from around the world every year, due to its picturesque views at every turn. Here are some of the most beautiful places to visit in the Canadian Rockies.
Yes, one of the best places to experience the Canadian Rockies is along a highway. The Icefields Parkway stretches 232 kilometers (144 miles) and connects Banff and Jasper National Parks. National Geographic has called it one of the world’s most spectacular driving tours, as people can’t help but pull over frequently and explore the many pristine lakes, glaciers, wildlife sightings, and valleys along the way. Recommended stops include Peyto Lake and Athabasca Falls.
Horseshoe Lake is a horseshoe-shaped swimming hole within Jasper National Park.