The West |

By: Where Canadian Rockies  09-12-2011

Nature is the main event everywhere you go in the West: nearly every car on the road is mounted with skis, a kayak, or bikes (or all three). Some of North America’s first, best, and most-visited national parks are here, including and and the country’s largest national park: the northern Wood Buffalo Park, a natural habitat for the threatened bison. Within these parks are thousands of kilometers of trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing, and thousands of rivers for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. The skiing and snowboarding in western Canada is epic, a fact widely advertised during the 1988 and 2010 Winter Olympics in and /. But you can enjoy yourself without breaking a sweat: Those mountain views are just as gorgeous from a luxurious hot springs spa, while touring wineries or golfing, or from a table for two at the newest trend-setting restaurant in Calgary or a resort town. And just a few hours north is , Alberta’s oil-boom-era capital, which has a lively arts scene and the distinction of being the northernmost city of a million-plus on the continent

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