Jasper, a small, quaint Canadian village, is the starting point for a 230-kilometre journey on the ‘Dream Road Of The Rockies.’ The Rockies are the eastern range of the North American Cordilleras and extend through Canada for 1,200 kilometres.The Jasper Tramway is Canada’s longest and highest cable car and travels up Whistler’s Mountain into a world of stunning mountain scenery, not to mention the Jasper National Park which is the largest and most northerly mountain park in Canada. The Columbia Icefield contains around thirty glaciers and is the largest ice mass in the Rockies. Travelling by snow coach, the stunning scenic splendour of the glaciers and the shining sky are in wonderful contrast to the icy light blue depths of the abyss. After raging waterfalls and frozen ice fields the journey moves on to tranquil lakes, a vast area where Man is only a visitor and Nature belongs to the deer, grizzly bears, elk and birds of prey of this region. From the top of Mount Whitehorn there are magnificent views across the white peaks of Bow Range and down into the deep valley that contains Moraine Lake The Canadian Rockies are a natural world that stretches across high mountains, captivating valleys and huge national parks. Canadian Rockies, segment of the Rocky Mountains, extending southeastward for about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from northern British Columbia, Canada, and forming nearly half the 900-mile (1,500-km) border between the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. The Mackenzie and Selwyn mountains farther north along the border between the Northwest and Yukon territories are often included in the Canadian Rockies. To the west, the Rocky Mountain Trench (a geologic depression) separates the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies from the Columbia Mountains, which include the Cariboo, Selkirk, Monashee, and Purcell mountains and are also often considered part of the Rocky Mountain system.
In Canada’s Rocky Mountains, in the centre of the five largest National Parks in the world, lies the idyllic city of Jasper and a gigantic conservation area which covers 20,000 square kilometres, a large ecosystem in which the treasures of nature and the cultural roots of North America’s Native Indians are cherished and preserved.The Jasper Tramway travels into the fantastic mountain world of the Rockies and the grandiose panorama from the summit of Mount Whistler gives an awesome first impression of this majestic mountain region. Whistler Road winds through fields of stones whose barren wastes are like those of a strange planet and the route opens up into a landscape which existed when the earth was in its infancy. Deep into the heart of this magical world the journey leads to the Icefield Parkway past huge forests with tracks leading nowhere, of which only the indigenous Indians and the woodland animals are familiar with the terrain. On a plain which extends 300 square kilometres, the Columbia Ice Fields includes Mount Columbia which rises 4,000 metres toward the heavens. Experienced mountain guides explain this wonder world of nature. Lake Louise is probably the most famous of Canada’s mountain lakes and is located at the foot of the 3,464 meter tall Mount Victoria. The chateau Lake Louise was built by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in1886. Far from civilisation and the hectic pace of city life, it offers a good level of service and comfortable accommodation. Canada’s icy wilderness offers majestic mountains, deep green lakes and mighty glaciers and all the excitement and adventure of Nature’s final frontier.