Canada's West's Nat Ural Highs; Banish Misconceptions That Canada's West Isn't Easy to Explore. Super-Slick Transport Options Will Help to Put the Region's More Remote Attractions in the Palm of Your Hand
Under Western Canada's clear, open skies there's a kaleidoscope of natural experiences on offer. These are lands of dazzling glaciers, soaring mountains, roaring rapids, fruit-filled winelands, cowboy heritage and wildlife that roams free - from grizzly bears to orca whales.
Such bounty sounds overwhelming, yet many of these can be seen in just one trip. How? By an enviable network of transport links that includes everything from floatplanes to motorhomes, helicopters, railroads and self-drive.
While many travellers can't resist seeing the Okanagan winelands, the prairies, the Pacific Coast and the mountains by rail, there is much to be said for getting behind the wheel yourself. Wide, open roads make driving easy and those who hire a car or motorhome can truly experience the furthest corners of this breathtaking region.
Alberta and British Columbia's national parks - vast, open museums of both heritage and natural beauty - rank high on the list for would-be explorers. Some 80 miles west of Calgary, Banff National Park is the world's third largest, covering more than …
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Publication information: Article title: Canada's West's Nat Ural Highs; Banish Misconceptions That Canada's West Isn't Easy to Explore. Super-Slick Transport Options Will Help to Put the Region's More Remote Attractions in the Palm of Your Hand. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: April 24, 2011. Page number: 14. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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