Walking holidays in Canada

Little prepares you for the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rockies, the section of the Rocky Mountains that spans British Columbia and Alberta. As the nation’s crowning glory, not only do they amaze with miles of soul-stirring wilderness, but they also tick the boxes for thundering waterfalls, turquoise-green lakes, flower-filled alpine meadows, snow-capped peaks, and ancient forests. And the walking opportunities aren’t too shabby, either. 

Our walking holidays in Canada will get you tracking down wildlife (grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves), spending time at Banff, Jasper, and Kootenay National Parks, and tackling the landscape of Kananaskis Country – the collection of parks that goes big on alpine scenery. You’ll also visit Lake Louise – the watery wonder named after Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter. Here you can soak up sublime views from the iconic Chateau Lake Louise – a log cabin turned heritage hotel opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1890. 

Equally standout is the city of Calgary, an adventurer’s playground famed for its headline-grabbing tubular Peace Bridge, concrete-and-steel Calgary Tower, and Bow and Elbow Rivers. If you happen to be here in July, don’t miss the rip-roaring Calgary Stampede - the annual 10-day festival with the granddaddy of rodeos.