Canadian Rockies - Canada

Mount Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, but not the highest in British Columbia, since there are higher mountains in the Pacific Coast Ranges and Saint Elias Range. However, Mount Robson is particularly impressive because it stands out on the continental divide towering over Yellowhead Pass, one of the lowest passes in the Canadian Rockies, and is close to the Yellowhead Highway. Its base is only 985 m above sea level, meaning it has a total vertical relief of 2969 m or nearly 10,000 feet. In addition, it rises the 3 km to its summit in a distance of only 4 km from its base

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animal_mother :

Saw a show on PBS about hiking in the Yoho (?) Park. Would this be an awesome place to visit and hike? Anyone been there?

Shale S :
"Its one of the many parks between BC and Alberta a great place to visit and hike. There are hikes for everyone from beginners to serious trekkers and climbers. I live in BC, there are good hiking parks all over the province."
Pichi :
"Absolutely!! The Canadian rockies are gorgeous, even more spectacular than the U.S. Rockies. I have not been to that articular park, but I live in BC and have traveled BC and Alberta, and if you ever have a chance to come visit, hike, and enjoy this area, by all means do it!! Canada is an awesome place, especially for nature lovers!"
smedrik :
"I have done the rockwall which is a fairly famous hike through yoho and kooteny along a river basin. It is about a 60km hike and take 3-4 days. The scenery is breathtaking, however the terrain and weather in those parts can be very unpredictable, if you are an inexperienced hiker start off in banff with their trails are fairly well maintained."
Ken :
"The Canadian Rockies consist mainly of Banff national park, Jasper national park, Yoho national park and Kootenay national park. All 4 are interconnected and while the first two lie in Alberta, the last 2 lie in BC. One of the best hikes I've been on is Lake Ohara in Yoko national park. To get there, you'll have to reserve a bus at least a month in advance but it's well worth the hassle."
jaylondon :

I'm driving from Calgary to Vancouver in Auguest in an RV with my grilfriend. We will be on the road for about 14 days and will be visiting Banff, Jasper etc but wondered if anyone has any advice, tips, places to go etc?

Che jrw :
"I'd suggest a detour through the Okanogan Valley - August is a good time there, lots of fresh peaches and apricots hanging off the trees, plus there are golf courses, Wineries, and beaches. Spend a couple days in Penticton, then you can get back onto the Coquahalla highway near Kelowna. Johnson Canyon in Banff is nice for an afternoon hike, and Radium or Fairmont hot springs are also a good place to spend a day or two. Basically, just follow the Japanese tour buses around the National Parks, and then go to the Okanogan."
Bob D :
"Beautiful RV trip in August. Might I suggest an alternate route? Go north to Rocky Mountain House, head west to Rockies, then south on Thompson Highway, spend a night in Kannaskis country. Day 2 head west on TCH through Banff, Louise, take in Radium Hot Springs, spend the night in Sicamous. Day 3 TCH west to Kamloops, take the connector to Vancouver. Spend next 2 days in Vancouver, leaving on day 6. West to Hope, south through Okanagan Valley, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, spend a day in area. Morning of day 8 head for Kamloops, take 5 east to Prince George, meets highway 16 in Tete Jeune Junction, head east to Jasper. Spend at least a day in Jasper, morning of Day 10 take the Columbia Parkway south from Jasper to Icefields, then on to Lake Louise, Banff for last couple days, couple hours from home. Been there done that many times, enjoy your trip."
plc 7 :
"Yes Jasper, or even more north is a must The northern lights are stunning, natural light show, the best"
Barry L :
"On highway 1, passing through central BC, you'll find a town called Salmon Arm. Around that time of year they have a roots and blues festival every year. Worth checking out (apparently) if you're into that kind of music and want to see it live. See what bands are playing in Calgary around that time... "
pugsley :
"YES, i did that five years ago. it took us one and a half days of hard driving i wish we would have allowed more time for that . the scenery is breathtaking all the way.We had a cavalier as rental car. No trouble.I heard that going with RV is too expensive because of the Gas consumption going up those hills . Parkfees at night and rental cost . but any way have a good time and dont forget to see lake louise. GOOD LUCK"
cpj79 :

Does anyone know some good website where i can find Camp grounds in the Canadian Rockies?? i find the Canadian Gov. Website isn't good enough for my needs. Or recommend a few good sites around Canmore, Banff, and Jasper? Thanks

Backlog :
"Map quest click on area then look for links it's great. luck"


Comments on Canadian Rockies

Date: 2008-02-04 23:29:29

The Fairmont Banff Springs rises out of the Canadian Rocky Mountains like a great gothic castle. Lording it above it above the fir trees, its towers and turrets are part fairytale, part Scottish baronial domain, both transported to the Canadian wilderness. For a traditional winter wedding venue you won't find anywhere much more dramatic.

Date: 2008-02-04 23:29:29

A Canadian man has described how he survived trapped under his vehicle for four days in the Rocky Mountains after it hit a rock and landed on top of him.

Date: 2008-02-04 23:29:29

A Canadian man survived 96 hours pinned under his all-terrain vehicle in the Rocky Mountains by eating rotting animal carcasses, drinking melted snow and thinking of his grandchildren, he said on Monday.

Date: 2008-02-04 23:29:29

The Resorts of the Canadian Rockies also announced its plan to host a Rail Jam series that will take place at Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort and Nakiska...

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