Ah, the Canadian Rockies. 💚
Have you ever had that feeling like you just NEED to see a place for yourself? That you won’t be “complete” until you visit? (As silly / woo-woo as that may sound…)
That’s me and the Rockies.
I knew in the planning stages for my Canada trip that I had to put the Rockies on my list. More than pretty much anything else, I needed to see these mountains. I don’t actually know why as I’ve always been a coastal/beach person. Mountains haven’t really been on my radar.
(Then again, Australia isn’t known for its mountains, so… 😂)
Maybe it was the photographer side of me – it knew the landscape photography opportunities would be UNREAL? (Reader, my photographer side was spot on…)
Whatever the case… the mountains were calling and I had to go.
Considering the time of year I was travelling (I arrived in Vancouver right at the end of September) there weren’t a LOT of tour operators that:
a) were still running trips to the Rockies – a lot of them had started their short hiatus for the change over between summer and winter tours, and
b) would get me back to Vancouver in time for another event I had booked.
I’m pretty sure Discover Canada Tours was the only one available and I’m actually incredibly glad I went with that one because it was a FANTASTIC tour.
The tour involved five very FULL days (we covered a LOT of kilometres!) – I’ve listed the towns/spots we hit below. I’ve started blogging about the trip – don’t want to forget a thing!! – and each day has its own blog post. Links below.
So come with me on a tour of (part of!) the Canadian Rockies in just five days…
Rockies Premium Tour with Discover Canada Tours
🚍 Day 1: Vancouver BC > Hope BC > Kelowna BC > Craigellachie BC > Revelstoke BC
🌄 Day 2: Revelstoke BC > Golden BC > Field BC > Emerald Lake BC > Takakkaw Falls BC > Lake Louise AB > Moraine Lake AB > Banff AB
🏔 Day 3: Banff and surrounds: Banff Gondola and Sulphur Mountain > Fairmont Banff Springs > Bow River and Bow Falls > Surprise Corner > Sunshine Village, Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Mt Norquay
❄ Day 4: Banff AB > Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefields AB > Athabasca Falls AB > Icefields Parkway AB > Jasper AB > Mt Robson Visitor Centre BC > Blue River BC — coming soon!
🏁 Day 5: Blue River BC > Clearwater BC > Spahats Creek Falls BC > Kamloops BC > Othello Tunnels BC > Vancouver BC — coming soon!
Note: BC = British Columbia, AB = Alberta. We visited two provinces on this tour.
Any questions? 😁 I’ve opened up the comments on this post so if you’ve got questions or comments, post ’em!