3 Thrilling activities to discover the Canadian Rockies
By Marie-Pier Leduc - Nomade Magazine
If the Canadian Rockies are already catching your eye with their breathtaking landscapes, wait until you discover these 3 unique experiences you could have there! I suggest you admire their beauty from different perspectives while experiencing thrills!
Fly over the glaciers in a helicopter
The reputation of the Icefields Parkway, this famous highway that connects Banff and Jasper, is well established! Magnificent from all angles, imagine observing the glaciers more closely, from above! The feeling of experiencing a bird's flight above this wild and untouched nature, these mountains as far as the eye can see, these breathtaking glaciers... it's simply memorable.
Besides the incredible landscapes that await you, I must say that I loved experiencing a helicopter flight. Thrills are there, but above all a lot of fun! It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. And what better place to experience it than in the heart of the Canadian Rockies?
Several companies offer helicopter flights, but book your place in advance, as it is very popular and with good reason. Personally, I was able to experience it with Rockies Heli Canada and I recommend without hesitation!
Raft down the Kicking Horse River
Have you ever done rafting? The inflatable river descent is among the most exciting activities I have tried! The enthusiasm is definitely at its height and the giggles are constant.
Not far from Lake Louise, we find this activity on the Kicking Horse River. It's a unique and so fun way to explore this sector of the Canadian Rockies and take a dip in the freezing water, why not! I absolutely loved my experience with Wild Water Adventures and suggest you add it to your itinerary if like me you enjoy being on the water. Moreover, several courses are offered depending on the desired level of intensity. So you have no excuse to get wet and try rafting!
Admire Banff from above thanks to the via ferrata
This activity, which is in fact a mix between climbing and hiking, is carried out by following an aerial course with various obstacles to overcome. If you are afraid of heights, this may not be the best option for you, as this activity is generally practiced at height! That said, if you find the idea of the void under your feet exciting and are looking for thrills, once again, you will be satisfied!
During my visit to the Canadian Rockies, it was on the via ferrata of Mount Norquay that I was able to have fun like a child! The guides are passionate and always attentive to our needs. And then, needless to say that at the top, the panorama of Banff is exceptional! To move, escape into nature and admire the surroundings of Banff in all their splendor, this experience is a must.
I hope I have made you want to discover the Canadian Rockies differently, by pushing your limits and getting your fill of thrills! If you put these activities on your itinerary, I assure you that you will come back with your head filled with pleasant memories!
Have a good trip!