Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to be thrilled by the area’s national parks, where majestic mountains and vast forests form the spectacular scenery. The best-known and most visited of these is Banff National Park. Hike through its breathtaking nature on foot, by bike, or even on horseback! Climb up to the lookout of Peyto Lake to admire its turquoise waters, then continue your adventure at Jasper National Park, which features some of the most scenic routes on Earth. The second-largest dark sky reserve in the world, Jasper Park is also a prime spot for stargazing. Afterwards, make your way to Elk Island National Park, where some 600 bison live in the wild.