- By kevin
- On Apr 7, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
The Canadian Rocky Mountains are known for its breathtaking views and is home to 5 top National Parks. It is one of Canada’s most popular attractions and these 5 National Parks, combined with three British Columbia provincial parks, were declared a single UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for its unique mountain landscapes. Here we would like to introduce you to the 5 National Parks of Canadian Rocky Mountains which would help you with more information before you plan your vacation to the Canadian Rockies.
1.Banff National Park
Banff National Park is one of the oldest and is the first National Park in Canada. It is most popular national park at the Canadian Rockies. Banff is open year-round and every season offers breathtaking views. Summer season offers activities like hiking, paddling, mountain biking, photography, camping etc. Fall season would offer the best views of fall colors. Winter season offers ski activities, wildlife tours, snowshoeing, dog sled and horse sleigh rides. Banff National Park is much known for it two most beautiful lakes - Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
2.Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is the largest of all 5 National Parks in the Canadian Rockies and is known for its vast mountain wilderness. Jasper is the wildest of all National Parks and it offers backcountry hiking trails, world famous Columbia Icefield - it is one of the only Icefield in the world accessible by road. It is best known for wildlife viewing, it is home to Northern Americas rarest animals, including bears, moose, caribou, and wolves. For the visitors, the park offers activities like - Maligne Valley Sightseeing, Columbia Icefields Tour, Wildlife Discovery Tour, Jasper Adventure Hiking Tours, Sunset Canoe Tour.
3.Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park was named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, It lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies. It is known for its Vertical rock walls, waterfalls, and dazzling peaks. Some of the popular sites at Yoho National Park is Emerald Lake, Lake O’Hara - one of the most popular lakes in Canada which can only be accessed by foot or by park buses. It also has the largest waterfalls in the Western Canada - Takakkaw Waterfall and other beautiful falls like Laughing Falls, Twin Falls, Wapta Falls.