The Canadian Rockies are an impossibly beautiful landscape of soaring spires, massive ice fields and jewel-hued lakes. Here are a few of Backroads’ favorite locales to inspire your next adventure! Contact me today for trip details and reservations!
Moraine Lake lies within the Valley of the Ten Peaks, surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. Its brilliant blue-green water is a result of light refracting off fine particles of rock in the glacier run-off which flows into the lake. The water level and vibrant color peak in late June.
The Icefields Parkway winds along the Continental Divide through soaring peaks, vast ice fields and sweeping valleys. You’ll spot ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, dramatic rock spires, pristine lakes, abundant wildlife and wildflowers.
Set in the valley between two mountain ranges, Maligne Lake is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies and the second-largest glacier-fed lake in the world. The area surrounding this serene, teal-blue lake is home to grizzly bears, mountain goats, big-horn sheep and moose.
Slightly off the beaten path, this small but inspiring ice-blue glacier sits against Stanley Peak, with the craggy tops of Storm Mountain and Mount Whymper in the background. During spring and summer, colorful wildflowers dot the scenery.
Plunging 1,246 feet from the top of a sheer cliff wall, the power and size of Canada’s second-highest waterfall is simply awesome. Fed by the Daly Glacier, the fall’s flow is at its peak in early summer, when snow and ice meltwater run freely.