Make the most of the mountain life with our guide to the best experiences in the Canadian Rockies! We've tapped into expert knowledge to curate the best experiences in the following areas: mountain biking, aurora viewing, paddling, day hikes with a view and cross-country skiing!
Print them off and tick off each experience as you go! There’s one for every season.
Mountain Bike Sweet Spots
Find your next ride with the help of this downloadable eGuide to the best mountain biking trails in the Canadian Rockies!
Featuring 15 trail ideas in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Waterton national parks, Canmore, Kananaskis, Golden, Crowsnest Pass, Fernie, Kootenays and Revelstoke.
Compiled by Peter Oprsal and Meghan J. Ward
Day Hikes with a View
Looking for your next hike in the Canadian Rockies or Columbias? Trust this trail guide author when he says that while most of these hikes are strenuous, spectacular views will be your reward.
Featuring 15 trail ideas in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Glacier and Waterton national parks; Bugaboo Glacier, Bow Valley Wildland, Peter Lougheed, Spray Valley provincial parks; Kananaskis Country and Radium-Horsethief Creek.
Written by Brian Patton
Cross-Country Ski Trails
The author of the Rockies' most-loved ski guidebooks gives us his best picks for the best skinny-ski day trips in the region.
Featuring 14 trail ideas in Banff area, Canmore, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake area, Icefields Parkway, Jasper area, Golden, Kootenay National Park, Kananaskis Country, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and Waterton Lakes National Park.
Written by Tera Swanson
Best Spots for Aurora-Viewing
The Rockies' leading astro-photographer, Paul Zizka, shares his go-to spots and helpful hints for making the most of the green glow.
Featuring 12 trail ideas in Banff National Park, Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, Burges James Gadsen Provincial Park, Jasper National Park, Kananaskis Country, Kootenay National Park, Mount Revelstoke National Park, Mount Robson Provincial Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Yoho National Park.
Written by Juliette Recompsat
Best Paddling in the Canadian Rockies
The waterways of the Rockies offer unique passage through rugged mountain terrain. We turned to Mark Lund, Edmonton-based paddler and author of Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, for his favourite canoe and kayak routes that originate in or near the mountain national parks.
Written by Tera Swanson
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Each of these round-ups comes from the Canadian Rockies Annual, and gives you just a taste of the 100 pages of goodness found in our coffee-table style print magazine. Subscribe here.
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