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Mount Robson

B A N F F/ L A K E LO U I S E

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

Dragon Mountain provides a rollercoaster
of singletrack that most mountain bikers
would like to keep a secret. These high
points overlook the land below, but a walk
along the Fraser River Walking Bridge, the
world's longest wooden truss footbridge,
provides expansive picturesque views of
rippling water in the foreground and
mountains in the back.

of riders on the Rocky Mountaineer as
the train rolls toward town; the peak,
typically snow-drenched throughout
the year, stands taller than any other in
the Canadian Rockies - 12,972 feet!
Meanwhile, locals like Pyramid Mountain
at the north of town, says resident travel
advisor Fawn Furlote, in part because it is
easily recognized for its obvious shape and
red color. Fun by day and by night, Jasper
offers out-of-this-world stargazing. The
northern lights shimmer brightly in this
designated dark-sky preserve.

JASPER

K A M LO O P S

The small-town feel extends to Jasper,
basecamp to Jasper National Park and
a western gateway to Alberta since the
remote Canadian Rockies straddle both
British Columbia and its eastern neighbor.
Locals here take their outdoor recreation
seriously, recommending adventurers
soak in Miette Hot Springs or challenge
themselves to rappelling more than 80
feet into a canyon. The scenery is epic,
with notable mountains dominating the
horizon. Mount Robson attracts the eyes

Southwest of Jasper, Kamloops occupies
a stretch of valleylands sandwiched
between the Rockies and the Coast
Mountains and along the shores where the
North and South Thompson rivers meet.
Its climate is ripe for grape growing, and
pinot gris is the vintage of choice although
other grapes find their way into tastings
along the vineyard-laced Kamloops Wine
Trail. The Rivers Trail, which edges the
rivers, affords excellent panoramas of the
surrounding mountains.

For travelers on the Rocky Mountaineer,
Banff and Lake Louise can be part of all
the rail journeys, including "Rainforest
to Gold Rush" and "Journey through the
Clouds," which both conclude in Jasper.
A self-drive or motorcoach continues the
route, on the Icefields Parkway, where one
glacier after another competes for attention
with the mountains they helped shape. By
train from Kamloops or by vehicle from
Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff should be
part of every Canadian Rockies vacation.
Banff, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is
literally located within the boundaries of
Banff National Park, meaning adventures
- and stoic mountains piercing the sky
- await at every turn of the head. Steam
rises from Banff Upper Hot Springs, an
invitation to soothe tired muscles after
a morning shopping Banff Avenue or
absorbing the exhibits at the Whyte
Museum. Depending on the season,
hiking or skiing may also provide a reason
to soak. Meanwhile, about 30 miles away
and still within the national park, Lake
Louise dazzles with its glacier-fed, bluegreen lake and scenery travelers dream of
seeing. They can experience the natural
beauty from all angles - at the base of
Victoria Glacier while sipping afternoon
tea at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
or while ascending the Lake Louise
Gondola as grizzly bears wander through
the wildflowers below. Such a scene is a
fitting conclusion to a journey into the
Canadian Rockies.

Experience the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Visit your local AAA office or call your AAA Travel
Agent at 800-750-5386 for more information.
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