Exclusive trip to Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains are among the biggest mountain ranges in the world. They extend for 4800 km from New Mexico (USA) to British Columbia (Canada). National parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho together with Assiniboine Mount and Hamber Provincial Park, are considered World Heritage Sites since 1984. The area stretches on 23.300 square km and is characterized by wonderful peaks of granitic rocks, huge glaciers, waterfalls, turquoise lakes, spectacular canyons and pristine forests, inhabited by numerous protected animal species.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Banff Park is the oldest and widest park in Canada (6.641 Km2). Among its beauties we find: Banff natural hot springs, Athabasca waterfalls, Peyto Lake, which can be admired from Bow Summit, Moraine and Louise Lakes and the 10 Peaks Valley of the latter.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Jasper National Park is connected to Banff through the Icefield Parkway. This park is the biggest wildlife park of the Rockies, extended for 10,878 Km. Jasper Park is famous for the numerous animals that inhabit its area: grizzlies, cougars, moose, caribou and wolves. Within the park: wonderful Maligne Lake and Columbia Icefield. The latter is unique in the world for the easy access from the road and for being the source of the four river, which feed the three oceans neighboring with Canada.
KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK
This park, located in the South-West area of the BC, is 1400 square km wide. With an incredible variety of landscapes, within Kootenay Park with its cactuses and glaciers. you will find the Radium Hot Spring and Marble Canyon, through which Tokumm river runs wildly.
YOHO NATIONAL PARK
With a surface of 1.310 square km, Yoho Park is rich of huge rock walls, waterfalls, frozen lakes, wild rivers, amazing forests and 400 km of trails. Moreover, the park hosts the Takakkaw Falls, which is 254 m high the Burgess Shale, an important site of fossil deposit.
WATERTON NATIONAL PARK
Lake Waterton Lake was unified with Montana Glacier National Park (USA) to create the International Peace Park in 1932. The idea was to create the first park worldwide designed for the protection of natural resources, which are considered World Heritage Sites. Beside being defined the place where “the prairie meets the desert”, Waterton Park hosts marvellous roads such as the Red Rock Canyon and the Akamina Parkway within the wonderful Cameron Valley.
HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP
For 5.500 years this area was occupied by Indian Camps with caravans and buffalo grazing. Today, this park is one of the best preserved “buffalo jumps”, used by the inhabitants of the area. Within Buffalo Jumps you will visit the Interpretative Centre, a museum about the culture, habits and technology of this Blackfoot tribe.