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Why Go?

Banff and Jasper national parks, 6,500 square miles of wilderness, where the Canadian Rockies erupt above Alberta's golden prairies.

Two of the world's grandest (and most photographed) hotels: the castlelike Fairmont Banff Springs and Chateau Lake Louise.

Glacier-fed lakes so blue that photos look they’ve been airbrushed.

What To Skip

Bus tours. No matter how big the windows, sitting inside a metal tube is no way to experience this wilderness.

What For:

Active + Adventure, Budget, Family, Outdoors + Nature, Ski + Snowboard

When To Go:

February, March, July, August

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