Think back to the staggering sight of Plain of Six Glaciers. The thunder of Takakkaw Falls. Remember the meadows alive with wildflowers. The impossible blues of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In those brief seconds before you go back to real life, you'll realize your Canadian Rockies experience never really ends.
1 Travel from Banff to Kootenay, crossing a vast wildfire burn area where hardy pink fireweed and yellow columbine herald signs of new growth | Venture into a hanging valley for a view of stunning Stanley Glacier.
2 A forest trail carpeted with buttercups and bunchberry takes you to milky-blue Sherbrooke Lake, the largest backcountry glacial lake in Yoho National Park | Climb to Paget Lookout for sublime views of pristine glaciers and soaring peaks.
3 Walk through evergreen forests and blooming meadows to sensational views of the Daly Glacier and Yoho Valley | Standing in awe before Canada’s second-highest waterfall, it all makes sense—Takakkaw is Cree for “it is magnificent” | Walk along the shore of aptly named Emerald Lake.
4 Climb to one of Banff National Park’s most stunning alpine pastures, alive with wildflowers and wildlife | Soak up views of the glistening Crowfoot Glacier and beautiful Helen Lake | Come evening, relax at our elegant hotel.
5-6 Admire the jewel-like colors of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake | Switchbacks lead to breathtaking Larch Valley and views of Wenkchemna Peak | Commune with mountain goats, pikas and Clark’s nutcrackers | Hike the classic route from world-renowned Lake Louise to the historic Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse.