Canadian Rockies Travel Guide
Exploring The Rocky Mountains Of Canada
Our Canadian Rockies travel guide brings you the absolute best experiences and attractions in the most iconic mountain range in Canada.
Whether you’re into scenery, photography and wildlife or a more hardcore adventure like climbing, skiing or mountaineering, the Canadian Rockies are, hands down, the ultimate playground for nature lovers. Stretching from Banff, Lake Louise and all the way up to Jasper, the Rockies encompass several essential towns to visit in Canada, like Jasper, Golden, Banff and Canmore.
While the Canadian Rockies are known largely for Lake Louise and the town of Banff, we bring you the ultimate travel and trip planning guide to the entirety of the Canadian Rockies.
Use our travel guide to the Canadian Rockies to plan your trip, discover attractions and adventures, as well as find deals and connect with the best tour companies and outfitters in the Rocky Mountains.
Putting this travel guide together for you is a ton of fun, with adventure around every corner in the Rockies. Here are our favourite things to do and places to see in Banff and beyond!
Top Attractions & Parks In The Rockies
Here are some of the best attractions and parks in the Rockies. If you are looking for things to do in the Canadian Rockies, this is a great place to start!
Local Adventure Experts In The Rockies
Search our network of expert local adventure and travel operators in the Rockies. These are some of the best adventure outfitters and guides in the Rocky Mountains.
Current Travel Deals & Special Offers In The Rockies
Search for Canadian Rockies travel deals and special offers on tours and accommodations in the Rocky Mountains.
Canadian Bucketlist & Top Travel Experiences In The Rockies
Canadian Rockies Travel Information- FAQ
When Is The Best Time To Visit The Rockies For Weather?
The Rockies are an amazing destination year round, though there are some times of year that are more pleasant and easier to travel in than others.
We would suggest planning your trip between the beginning of June to the end of September for the best summer weather. That being said, it can snow here any day of the year, so make sure you plan appropriately.
Winter is at its peak from mid-December to the end of March. This is the best time to go skiing and enjoy activities like xc skiing and snowshoeing.
When Is The Best Time To Visit The Rockies For Crowds?
June and September are the best summer months to dodge crowds in the Rockies. As soon as summer holidays are over, most of the crowds disappear as people work more and have less desire to be outside.
April is a surprisingly good month to ski and definitely a less crowded time to be on the slopes.
When Is The Best Time To Visit The Rockies For Wildlife?
Elk are along the riverbanks with their calves in the early summer months. During September the male elk can be seen as they begin rutting season, but should be avoided as they can be aggressive and dangerous.
Bears are often seen on open alpine slopes during late August and September as they feast on berries and prepare to hibernate.
End of summer always seems to be a really good time for wildlife.
What Are Some Key Items To Pack?
A bathing suit is very helpful to soak in hot tubs and go to the hot springs.
A rain jacket is a must have to avoid being caught in a burst of rain during a hike.
Having warm layers is always helpful.
Sturdy hiking shoes or boots is an essential while hiking in the Rockies.
Binoculars are a fun item to bring to search for distant wildlife on the mountain ridges.
A camera to capture those world class views!