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Canadian Rockies National Parks

Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site
Scenery, Nature, Wildlife & Heritage

Alpine Meadows Lodge
717 Elk Road
Golden, B.C.,
Canada, V0A 1H0
Call 250-344-5863

Golden is at the Heart of the Mountain Parks and recommended below are four travel directions to discover some of the many highlights in 6 National Parks of the Canadian Rockies. The power of the mountain landscape is the perfect place to explore nature's diversity. There is so much to discover: Takakkaw Falls in Yoho Valley

  • Sightseeing & Photography
  • Watching Nature, Wildlife & Alpine Scenery
  • On the Mountain Trails
  • Interpretive & Guided Adventures

At Alpine Meadows Lodge, please enjoy our extensive library of guidebooks on nature, wildlife, hiking, heritage, adventure and more... We are pleased to provide guests with helpful advice to plan or arrange your daily adventures... Parks Canada also has a wonderful array of visitor support services and interpretive programs.

The Awe & Wonder of Yoho-The Golden Kicking Horse Trail

  • Travel east on Hwy 1 from Golden through Kicking Horse Canyon - Views & guided whitewater rafting on Kicking Horse River
  • Yoho National Park has 28 peaks over 3000m and 400 km of exciting trails
  • Wapta Falls - Easy 3 km hike for views above & below the falls
  • Natural Bridge & Emerald Lake - Nice 5 km hike around the lake
  • Takakkaw Falls - One of highest falls in Canada
  • Yoho Visitor Center & Burgess Shales Exhibit
  • Spiral Tunnels - Viewpoints for railway tunnels in Cathedral Mountain
  • Lake O'Hara - fragile & beautiful - special bus service needs prior reservation
  • Kicking Horse Pass at Great Divide and Banff National Park

'The Golden Era of Mountaineering' - Glacier National Park

Edward Feuz Jr - Patron of Swiss Mountain Guides in Canada - courtesy of Golden Museum
  • Travel west on Hwy 1 from Golden to Glacier National Park
  • Beaver Valley & Falls
  • Rogers Pass National Historic Site
  • Glacier House mountaineering era & Illecilliwaet Glacier
  • Stroll through Hemlock Grove - old growth forest
  • Return or continue to Mt Revelstoke National Park & Meadows in the Sky Parkway

Golden Triangle Parks Tour - See map image 600kbMountain goat - Art by Len Brunin

  • Circle Tour 200 miles through Kootenay, Yoho, & Banff National Parks
  • Travel south on Hwy 95 from Golden
  • View rich bird & wildlife habitats along Columbia River & Wetlands to Radium
  • Take Hwy 93 into Kootenay National Park & enjoy Radium Hot Springs Pools
  • Paint Pots - mineral rich springs
  • Kootenay Park Lodge Visitor Center
  • Marble Canyon
  • Vermillion Pass and enter Banff National Park
  • At Castle Junction travel west on Hwy 1 or scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Lake Louise
  • Lake Louise Interpretive Center, Sightseeing at the Chateau & Moraine Lake
  • Enter Yoho National Park over Kicking Horse Pass
  • See Golden Kicking Horse Trail above in reverse

Icefields Parkway - Scenic Highway to Columbia Icefields & Jasper

  • West of Lake Louise turn North onto scenic Icefields Parkway in Banff/Jasper National Parks
  • Bow Summit & awesome view of turquoise Peyto Lake
  • Mistaya Canyon & Saskatchewan Crossing
  • Columbia Icefield & Athabasca Glacier
  • Discover more of Jasper National ark