Indulge in Opulence: Luxury Mountain Vacations Amidst Canada’s Stunning Landscapes

From the rocky outcrops of jade-green lakes to craggy mountain peaks, Banff is a natural wonderland. Amid the pristine wilderness of Jasper and Banff National Parks, you’ll discover unspoiled landscapes dotted with wildflower meadows, awe-inspiring glaciers, and picturesque alpine towns. Explore this natural wonderland by train, coach, and foot on a journey that takes you into Canada’s mighty Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer.

During the summer, you can enjoy everything the Rockies has to offer in full force. The parks are at their peak beauty with long days and sunny skies making this an ideal time for a variety of activities. Take a lake cruise on the emerald green waters of Lake Minnewaka, see grizzly bears roaming the mountains on a wildlife safari, or hike along a mountain summit to watch the sun sink below rocky cliffs and icy blue waters of Mount Robson.

The quaint town of Banff is also abuzz in the summer with a host of festivals, concerts, and special events happening on any given day. Shop for quirky souvenirs in the many artisan shops, dine at one of the dozens of restaurants, or ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain to soak in the enchanted mountain views over the

In the winter, Banff is a skier’s paradise with countless slopes for skiing and snowboarding. There are also plenty of snow-related activities to try, such as ice walks, tobogganing, and tubing. In addition to the excellent skiing, you’ll find a vibrant après-ski scene that includes live music, cosy bars, and great dining options.

Throughout the year, the National Parks of the Canadian Rockies are awe-inspiring at any time, but there’s something magical about visiting them in either June or August. With the sun out and the snow melting, you’ll see the soaring mountains in all their glory with no crowds to spoil your enjoyment of the scenery or the trails.

A trip to the Rockies isn’t complete without taking in the awe-inspiring scenery from one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway, home to the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier. Embark on an exploration of the impressive geological features of the Columbia Icefield and glacier Skywalk, or head out on a trekking excursion with an expert guide to learn about the geology of the powerful Athabasca Glacier. During your time in the park, settle into some of the most iconic hotels and resorts such as the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.