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- Expedition Grade
Canada claims a number of impressive records: it’s the second largest country in the world, it shares the longest land border with the United States and it has the world’s most extensive coastline. It is indeed a vast and varied land. And, with great cities, glorious scenery and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, Canada is undoubtedly one of the world’s most tempting travel destinations.
These attractions are no better exemplified than in the western states of British Columbia and Alberta where, amongst many other delights, you can discover the magnificent Rocky Mountains, the cosmopolitan delights of Vancouver, the Chilcotin wilderness and the fashionable mountain resort of Whistler.
Linked by a series of national parks, the Canadian Rockies are one enormous adventure playground. From Waterton Lakes in the south to Jasper National Park in the north there are over 3,000km of hiking trails to lure visitors away from the lively tourist centres into some of the most stunning scenery on the planet.
Banff National Park is home to Lake Louise, the world’s most photographed lake, whilst Jasper has the Columbia Icefield – the largest and most accessible in all the Rockies. Linked by the breathtaking Icefields Parkway these are undoubtedly the jewels in the crown of the Rockies. Our Gentle Walking Canadian Rockies holiday bases itself in the heart of the Rockies in the picturesque towns of Lake Louise, Jasper and Canmore from where the best trails and most spectacular viewpoints are within easy reach.View our holidays here