Music can define a destination, or be a pleasant way to get a new perspective on one. Here are some songs about the Canadian Rockies by Canadian musicians  which you may wish to download to your MP3 player to enjoy before or during your visit. Even if none of these songs interests you, you should plan to take some of your own CDs or MP3s with you to enjoy while you drive, because there is very limited radio reception in the mountains.

 Title Artist 
 Canadian Railroad Trilogy  Gordon Lightfoot
 Northwest Passage  Stan Rogers
 Northern Lights  Bruce Cockburn
 Down Along the Livingstone  Great Western Orchestra
 Roll on Jamaica/Agnes on the Cowcatcher  Tanglefoot
 Blue Canadian Rockies (instrumental)  Frank Mills
 In the Shadow of the Rockies/As I Walk Through Canada   Maria Dunn
 Hallelujah  k.d. lang

If you're looking for more selections, there are also Music Playlist Traveler Articles for Alberta and Canada.