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Top things to do in Canadian Rockies

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Ranked #1 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Canmore Cave Tours operates year-round tours in Rat's Nest Cave, near Canmore, Alberta, Canada. For those seeking as much... more » Owner description: Canmore Cave Tours operates year-round tours in Rat's Nest Cave, near Canmore, Alberta, Canada. For those seeking as much excitement as possible, including squeezes, rappels, and other adrenaline-inducing activities we offer a 6-hour "Adventure Tour". For those just looking to sample what the cave has to offer, or those with less time, we offer a 4.5 hour "Explorer Tour". We can offer these tours year-round, in any weather because the cave is a constant 5 degrees Celsius, a comfortable temperature any time of the year. « less
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Moraine Lake (Lake Louise)
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$111* and up
Ranked #2 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

Getting to Moraine Lake There are a number of ways to get to Moraine Lake but if you don't have a car you will need to take a tour company or, better yet, the Greyhound bus. There... more »

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Peyto Lake (Lake Louise)
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$185* and up
Ranked #3 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Icefields Parkway (Banff National Park)
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$185* and up
Ranked #4 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Scenic Drives
Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
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Mt. Edith Cavell (Jasper National Park)
Ranked #5 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Geologic Formations; Mountains; Nature and Parks

Mt. Edith Cavell is a major peak in the Rockies near Jasper. Accessibl... Hwy 93A, the Mt. Edith Cavell Road leads to many popular hiking routes, such as the Tonquin Valley and... more »

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Ranked #6 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Hiking Trails
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$162* and up
Ranked #7 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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Ranked #8 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Scenic Drives
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Maligne Canyon (Jasper)
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$51* and up
Ranked #9 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Canyons; Hiking Trails
A scenic limestone canyon with waterfalls and walking trails.
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Grassi Lakes (Canmore)
Ranked #10 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Lake Louise (Banff National Park)
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$185* and up
Ranked #11 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
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Johnston Canyon (Banff National Park)
Ranked #12 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks

Location Details:  Directions: 30 minute drive northwest of Banff on Trans Canada Hwy (watch for the signs)  Latitude / Longitude: 51.245695 / 115.841328  Hiking Details: Distance... more »

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Bow Lake (Banff National Park)
Ranked #13 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ice Walk (Jasper National Park)
Ranked #14 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Hiking Trails; Tours
Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield, since 1985.
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Ranked #15 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Cross-country Ski Areas
Created for the 1988 Winter Olympics, this ski area offers many expert trails.
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$86* and up
Ranked #16 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Trams; Transportation

The Banff Gondola takes visitors to the top of Sulphur Mountain for the most spectacular views and photo opportunities in Banff National Park. The ride is 8-10 minutes and... more »

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Sulphur Mountain (Banff National Park)
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$86* and up
Ranked #17 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Hike or ride to the top of this scenic mountain.
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Ranked #18 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Hiking Trails
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Red Rock Canyon (Waterton Lakes National Park)
Ranked #19 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Canyons; National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Boardwalk with handicap access. We saw 2 beavers in actionat dusk. Well worth a visit. Ask a local for directions.
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Maligne Lake (Jasper National Park)
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$51* and up
Ranked #21 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Upper Waterton Lake (Waterton Lakes National Park)
Ranked #22 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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The Lake Louise Ski Resort (Banff National Park)
Ranked #23 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Spectacular scenery awaits at Lake Louise with uniquely beautiful terrain that is both vast and varied. Located in the heart... more » Owner description: Spectacular scenery awaits at Lake Louise with uniquely beautiful terrain that is both vast and varied. Located in the heart of majestic, historic Banff National Park, Lake Louise is truly legendary and offers the world's finest terrain. With 4200 skiable acres, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski areas in North America. « less
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Crypt Lake Trail (Waterton Lakes National Park)
Ranked #24 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Hiking Trails
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$185* and up
Ranked #25 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Scenic Drives
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Ranked #26 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Jasper Park (Jasper)
Ranked #27 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Convention Centers; Theaters
Owner description: The Banff Centre presents over 400 public concerts, performing arts events, festivals, and gallery exhibits each year.... more » Owner description: The Banff Centre presents over 400 public concerts, performing arts events, festivals, and gallery exhibits each year. Premier events include the Banff Summer Arts Festival, the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and Banff Jazz. The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet. Our mission is inspiring creativity! Tickets to all events may be purchased on our website. « less
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Jasper SkyTram (Jasper)
Ranked #29 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Trams; Transportation
A tramway system providing scenic views of the Canadian Rockies.
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Cameron Lake (Waterton Lakes National Park)
Ranked #30 of 167 attractions in Canadian Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

Cameron Lake is a hidden jewel in Waterton Park.  To get to the lake you need to drive about 20-30 minutes up a windy road through the mountains.  The drive is well worth it, as... more »

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