Canadian Rockies: Banff and Jasper
Explore a region famed for its hot springs, backcountry treks, and fantastic array of wildlife. It is not all rugged wilderness, however, as you will also be treated to elegant dining and chateaux retreats. 'Getting there' is an experience, as well, with train rides aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, scenic drives along the Continental Divide, and Snocoach rides across treacherous ice fields.
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