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Spellbound by the Canadian Rockies

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A simple Google image search on the Canadian Rockies will give you more than enough reason to make this place a part of your bucket list. Canadian Rockies is a popular attraction in Alberta due to its turquoise lakes, dazzling peaks, lush meadows and virgin forest. To help kick start your vacation in the Canadian Rockies, don’t hesitate to tick off the checklist below.


  1. What are the activities that you cannot miss?

    With thousands of kilometers of trails to trek and a vast array of scenic views to admire, it will not be hard to find an activity that will satisfy your wanderlust. If you are into trekking, you can travel on foot to explore the beauty of the place at your own pace.

    Known for its enchanting lakes, Canadian Rockies makes an ideal venue if you wish to try kayaking, boat cruises, or even white water rafting. Other activities that you can go for are:

    • Fly Fishing – Invite your friends to learn some new skills in fishing. This activity is ideal if you are keen to learn or enhance your skills in the proper hooking, landing and releasing of fish.
    • Rock Climbing – Canadian Rockies gives you great venues to test your skills in rock climbing. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you will find it hard to resist the urge to try rock climbing as the peaks of the Canadian Rockies will reward you with captivating views.
    • Caving – Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, where Canada’s national park system started. You don’t even need to be experienced in spelunking to witness the beauty of this site.
  2. Are there tours being offered in Canadian Rockies?

    • ATV Tours – An ATV tour is an exciting way to explore the wilderness around different parks in the Canadian Rockies. Aside from being away from the crowd, you and your whole family can be immersed in an outstanding mountain wilderness experience.
    • Cave Tours – With the help of highly trained and experienced guides, you can also try cave tours in the Canadian Rockies. Having no caving experience is not a hindrance, but be prepared because the tours can be physically challenging.
    • Helicopter Tours – If you want a 360-degree view of the valleys and lakes in Canadian Rockies, then this tour is a great option for you. Fly up above the mountains where you can get unobstructed views of the parks, forests and lakes.
  3. What are the places that you should visit?

    • Banff National Park – This is one of the most popular national parks, not only in Canada but in the world. If you are a photography enthusiast, you can just imagine how this place will be a great treat for you. You’ll be busy capturing every postcard-worthy view in this amazing park. Alpine meadows, big animals and dazzling glaciers are just some of the reasons why you should visit this place.
    • Jasper National Park – Known as the largest Rocky Mountain national park, Jasper has ancient glaciers and untouched wilderness. Depending on how you want to enjoy your day, you can either go hiking in the beautiful trails or have a scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway.


What helpful tips should you keep in mind?

If you don’t want your vacation to be spoiled with too much crowd and noise, then we suggest you visit this place between September and October. These are the off-season months but yet you will still have the chance to witness great mountain views and try as many activities as you can.

During summer, the Canadian Rockies can be very crowded and the accommodation may also be limited due to the number of locals and tourists that flocked to the area.


Travel wisely and be sure to get insurance before you plan your vacation in Alberta, Canada. Check out the Chubb Travel Insurance website for the latest travel insurance discount available for you and your friends!


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