Ample choice for adventurers
The Canadian Rockies usually offer perfect weather conditions for hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Given the region’s diverse national parks with breathtaking flora and fauna, you will definitely feel spoilt for choice. Banff National Park is just a 90-minute drive from Calgary International Airport and is home to the famous towns of Banff and Lake Louise, Other highlights include Glacier National Park and Jasper National Park that houses Mount Columbia. Peaking at 12,293 ft. (3747 m), Mount Columbia is the highest point in Alberta.
Ice skates and cowboy hats
Traditions are important in Calgary. Besides ice hockey in general and the Calgary Flames in particular, the city’s residents harbour a special passion for rodeo. That passion is especially apparent at the world’s largest rodeo, the annual Calgary Stampede, which attracts up to two million visitors. Cowboy hats off to this multifaceted metropolis!