In Canada’s Rocky Mountains, in the centre of the 5 largest National Parks in the world, lies the idyllic city of Jasper along with 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. 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 then 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 civilization 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, mighty glaciers and all the excitement and adventure of nature’s final frontier.