Kayakers float atop rapids; riverboarders ride in them. An especially intimate way to experience a body of water, the sport demands you don a wet suit, gloves,...more
Even before their "discovery" in 1884, the hot springs at the foot of Sulphur Mountain were considered sacred (and darn comfortable) by natives. Its...more
The alpine trails, lakes, and summits around the Elk Valley are spectacular hiking terrain. The Elk lift is open June 1 to September 5 to take outdoor...more
Fernie has some of the best snowboarding in North America. Snowboarders have unlimited access to the main ski area, and there are also a half-pipe and an...more
The Rockies that delineate the Alberta-British Columbia border just west of Lake Louise soar above 11,000 feet, so they intercept many eastbound storms. The...more
Unlike most American national parks, where trail riding is rarely allowed, Banff offers more than 140 miles of designated biking trail. Trails are carved out of...more
Located just west of the Alberta border, this 543-square-mile park contains the Radium Hot Springs mineral pool (5420 Highway 93; 250-347-9485) and Stanley...more
This family-friendly sky ride lifts visitors 3,193 vertical feet up Whistler's Mountain. Not recommended for the acrophobic, the gentle seven-minute airborne...more
Encompassing the alpine meadows of Mount Edith Cavell, the surging Sunwapta Falls, the awe-inspiring Athabasca Glacier (which is easily accessible from the...more
Combine Banff's plummeting rock walls and cold winter temperatures and the result is a series of frozen waterfalls—prime ice-climbing terrain. Yamnuska...more
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