We hiked one of the most popular trails in Jasper National Park. Valley of the Five Lakes Trail took us through a series of gorgeous and colorful lakes. The hike could be done as a short (2.8 mi) or a longer (5.5 mi) loop.
The Bow Valley Parkway is a 48-kilometer (30-mile) scenic route between Banff and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta. It’s a slower alternative to the Trans-Canada Highway but full of points of interest with better opportunity to see wildlife.
When we first arrived in Cochrane, just outside of Calgary, Alberta, we walked and drove by this huge Canadian Tire store several times. We never paid attention to it since we weren’t looking for tires.
If you’re looking for one of the most scenic routes to drive on and you’re near Banff, Canmore, or Calgary area, this is the drive not to be missed.