Banff & Jasper National Parks attractions

Top Choice Glacier in Icefields Parkway

Athabasca Glacier

The tongue of the Athabasca Glacier runs from the Columbia Icefield to within walking distance of the road opposite the Icefield Centre. It can be visited on foot or in an Ice Explorer all-terrain vehicle. It has re…
Top Choice Lake in Lake Louise

Moraine Lake

The spectacular, deep teal waters of Moraine Lake are one of Banff’s iconic sights. The lake’s rugged and remote setting in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, accessed via a narrow winding road, only add to its allure, Ma…
Top Choice National Park in Jasper Town & Around

Jasper National Park

Wolves, elk, caribou, beaver and bear roam freely; glaciers stretch out between stark mountain peaks; waterfalls thunder over slopes; and valleys are wide and lush, with rivers charging turbulently through them – th…
Top Choice Hot Springs in Jasper Town & Around

Miette Hot Springs

More remote than Banff's historic springs, Miette Hot Springs ('discovered' in 1909) are 61km northeast of Jasper off Hwy 16, near the park's eastern boundary. The soothing waters, kept at a pleasant 37°C (98°F) to …
Top Choice Lake in Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Named for Queen Victoria's fourth daughter (Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, who also lent her name to the province), the gobsmackingly gorgeous Lake Louise is a place that requires multiple viewings. Aside from th…
Top Choice National Park in Banff & Jasper National Parks

Banff National Park

Towering like giant castles in the sky, the mountains of Banff provide endless opportunities for wildlife-watching, hiking, boating, climbing, mountain biking, skiing or simply communing with nature. Rugged canyons …
Top Choice National Park in Banff & Jasper National Parks

Jasper National Park

Encompassing 11,228 sq km of Rocky Mountains wilderness, including jagged peaks, vast forests, glacial lakes and the magnificent Columbia Icefield, Jasper shelters some of the most pristine natural features on the N…
Top Choice Museum in Banff Town

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Founded by local artists Catharine and Peter Whyte, the century-old Whyte Museum is more than just a rainy-day option. It boasts a beautiful, ever-changing gallery displaying art from 1800 to present, by both region…
Area in Banff & Jasper National Parks

Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Pkwy is often referred to locally as the ‘world’s most spectacular road,’ and it’s tough to argue. Stretching for 230km north from Lake Louise all the way to Jasper, the parkway climbs through an amazi…
Hot Springs in Banff Town

Upper Hot Springs Pool

Banff quite literally wouldn’t be Banff if it weren’t for its hot springs, which gush out from 2.5km beneath Sulphur Mountain at a constant temperature of between 32°C (90°F) and 46°C (116°F) – it was the springs th…