Just 58 kilometres east of Lake Louise is Banff ski resort, offering world-class ski runs, hot springs and plenty of après-ski entertainment including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and caving.
Equally gorgeous is Jasper National Park, situated northwest of Banff. With nearly 1,000 kilometres of trails, it’s the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It’s less commercialized than Banff National Park, and much better for visitors looking to camp out under the stars or on the shores of magnificent Maligne Lake. Between the two national parks lies the Athabasca Glacier, where travellers can charter an ATV bus and see what life in the last Ice Age must have looked like in Alberta.