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Exploring the Majestic Rockies While Walking in Canada

April 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 144

The Rocky Mountains stretch up from the USA across the border, and if you are keen on going walking in Canada and seeing some more of this beautiful country then the Canadian Rockies could well prove to be the ideal place to go exploring.

The Canadian Rockies are very different from the American Rockies. They look more rugged in appearance, and because it is wetter there are more glaciers and rivers to admire. It is the perfect place to head to if you have never been walking in Canada before and you want to experience the "real deal" on a guided tour that has everything.

National Parks

There are a total of five national parks to explore, so you can take your pick or visit them all. Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho are four national parks which are all interlocked, and together they form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fifth park in the Rockies is Waterton, which is not connected and is located further south. All of the parks provide something slightly different in terms of attractions and landscape, so it is well worth trying to get around to see them all if you can.

High Peaks

There are a number of lofty mountain peaks in the Rockies, and the tallest of the lot is Mount Robson at 3,594 metres. This looks down over Yellowhead Pass to provide some absolutely stunning views, but only the experienced should attempt to climb in. Instead, try to get a look at it from ground level - gazing upwards, the sight is just as majestic. The peak of Mount Columbia stands at 3,747 metres, and this again requires some experience if you want to attempt to reach the summit. However, it requires less technical experience than Mount Robson. The easiest of the big mountains in the Rockies is Mount Temple. You do not need any technical knowledge to climb this, but it is still not suitable for beginners, so only attempt it if you have some experience. If you are adventurous enough to attempt a climb, make sure you go prepared as the slopes are covered in snow there is a glacier at the top!

Activities

There are plenty of activities to enjoy when you head to the Rockies, so don't feel that you have to limit yourself to hiking. Anyone organising a trip to go walking in Canada will probably want to enjoy some backcountry hiking, but there is also dog sledding, ice climbing, skiing, ice walks, sleigh rides and more on offer, so try to find an activity that sounds right for you. If you want to go walking in Canada on a guided tour, then the Rockies provide you with a fantastic opportunity to see the very best of this stunning country.

Tony Maniscalco is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Join us on a holiday walking in Canada to see scenic locations & landscapes at the best value prices. We offer over 250 guided group walking holidays in over 65 different countries.

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