Canadian Rockies (Canadian side of Rocky Mountains) are famous for ice-caped mountains, beautiful glacier filled lakes, magical waterfalls, wild rivers and out-of-this-world canyons. After a long planning stage, our family went on a 7-day trip to the Canadian Rockies in the summer of 2021. During this trip, we visited 3 national parks. The parks are Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and Yoho National Park. We stayed at Banff for 4 days (5 nights), then Jasper for 2 days (3 nights). Yoho National Park is an hour drive from Banff. Therefore, We set base in Banff and visited Yoho National Park in a day trip.
I drove from Vancouver, BC, Canada to Banff. The drive time was around 9 hours non-stop. 10 hours with lunch break, fueling and bio breaks.
If you drive from Banff National Park to Jasper nation park, I highly recommend you driving through Icefields Parkway. There are a lot of things to do and see on that highway.
Following is my itinerary of this trip with a lot of beautiful photos. With this itinerary, I hope it helps you in planning your trip to the Canadian Rockies.
Day 1: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise
Day 2: Yoho National Park
Day 3: Johnston Canyon
Day 4: Banff and Surrounding
Day 5: Icefields Parkway – Drive of a lifetime
Day 6: Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier, Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, Medicine Lake
Day 7: Jasper and surrounding (Maligne Canyon and Pyramid Lake)
Bonus: Robson Provincial Park (Mount Robson), and Wildlife of Canadian Rockies
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