National Park Vacations
Banff and Jasper National Park Tours
Banff and Jasper National Parks- With every stomp of your crampon-clad boot, you make your way up the face of Athabasca Glacier – Jasper National Park's giant slab of stunning white ice, thousands of years old and as thick as the Eiffel Tower is tall.
You'll see everything the Canadian Rockies have to offer on our Banff and Jasper National Park tours. Hiked the wildflower amphitheater of Ptarmigan Cirque where you and your fellow Austin-Lehman adventurers were the only living souls in sight except for the occasional flock of big horn sheep. Conquer Sentinel Pass, tackle the class III and IV whitewater rapids of the Kananakis River and browse the internationally acclaimed shops and galleries of Banff. The hardest part of this vacation, no doubt, will be going home!
Austin-Lehman Banff and Jasper National Park Tours:
|Alberta Family | Banff to Jasper
A Banff vacation that brings your family together for hiking, rafting, biking and rock climbing, with unique surprises in between from the # 1 tour operator in the world. Read More >
|Alberta | Banff to Jasper
Experience Canadian Rockies Vacations from # 1 tour operator, Austin-Lehman, with everything from majestic glaciers and wildflower amphitheaters to hiking, biking, rafting and even wine and fine dining. Read More >
Did You Know…
- In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave
containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. Their discovery marked the humble beginning of Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third.
- Banff took its name from the original Canadian Pacific Railway station, which is believed to be named after the county town of Banffshire, Scotland. The Canadian Pacific Railway, interested in attracting tourists, built the majestic Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise.
- Banff National Park is home to 6,641 square kilometers (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers. Together with neighbor parks (Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay) it forms a huge protected area of the Canadian Rockies, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The Canadian Rockies have been very heavily glaciated, resulting in sharply pointed mountains separated by wide, U-shaped valleys gouged by glaciers (in contrast to the American Rockies, which are more rounded with river-carved V-shaped valleys).
- Alberta's inspiring mountain scenery was the backdrop of the Oscar-winning film, Brokeback Mountain.