A trip report is a summary (short or long) of a member's experience on his/her trip, usually intended to help other travelers know what to expect.  If you find the TA forums, traveler articles, and other information helpful (or unhelpful!) when planning your trip, why not post your own trip report to the Canadian Rockies forum?

If you're using the trip reports to plan your itinerary, you might also want to have a look at an interactive Google Map created by TA member Mike5918. More information and a link to the map are in this forum thread.

The scope of these Trip Reports is 2006-2014.


Trip Report by Maudie56, Australia, Septemer 2014.

Long and detailed, bonus of links to an Alaska TR pre-Rockies and a Vancouver Island TR post-Rockies.


Trip Report by Brian D, Australia, September 2014.

A driving tour of the Rockies for the scenery.


Trip Report by Jodean63, Australia, September 2014.

Eight nights, September 3 to 15.


Trip Report by NYtravelerBD, New York, September 2014.

Three nights in Banff.


Trip Report by BAPIN, Bangkok, September 2014.

5 days.  Calgary, Icefields, Lake O'Hara, Yoho, Lake Louise.


Trip Report by dcmsteach, West Virginia, September 2014.

Nine days including Great Falls, Waterton NP, Kananaskis, Canmore, Jasper, Yoho NP, Golden, Glacier NP MT, Great Falls.


Trip Report by Ian, UK, September 2014.

Day trip to Lake O'Hara, part of a two week holiday.


Trip Report by Alabama, Alabama, September 2014.

A week.  Banff, LL, Yoho NP, Jasper, Kootenay NP and eight lessons learned.


Slideshow on Youtube, 1 hour, by photohiker, USA, August 2014.

Two weeks in the Canadian Rockies.


Trip Report by steady, New York, August 2014.

One week, family with teens, with Lake O'Hara.


Trip Report by 123cathy123, Maryland, August 2014.

One week in the Rockies.


Trip Report by sunny8088, Florida, June 2014.

Canadian Rockies from June 19 to June 30.


Trip Report by jane56, Sydney, May/June 2014.

Thanks for the memories!  Six days Banff and Jasper.


Title Member  Visiting from Date  Itinerary   Notes

Vancouver > Rockies > Vancouver


  July 2014

10 days, quick paced, lots of driving and hiking

 Vancouver - Calgary over 13-14 days, w/ 2 young kids Obisana H
 Singapore June 2014
 Vancouver, Sicamous, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver  Some hiking, some kid-oriented attractions
 Trip Report, 4 hikes suez12 USA June 2014
 Lake Louise, Banff, Icefields Parkway, Jasper
 Lots of hiking, wildlife sightings

Missing The Rockies - Our Trip Report

 rachelandgromit UK May 2014 Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Yoho NP, Banff, Calgary Hiking, "wrong side" driving, B&Bs & hostel stays
 Trip Report of 9/7-9/15/13 (Long and Detailed) saabdued USA Sept 2013
 Calgary, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Lake Louise, Calgary
 Snowy Owl dogsled kennel, GpSY guide
 September 2013 Trip Report - Jasper, Banff, and Yoho Keweenaw81410 USA Sept 2013
 Calgary, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Calgary
 Hiking, canoeing
Trip report from Calgary and Banff  adamhornets UK  Sept 2013
  Calgary, Head-Smashed-In, Cardston, Glacier NP (USA), US destinations, Radium Hot Springs, Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary
 Easy hikes - Johnston Canyon, Tunnel Mountain

Two Aussies in the Rockies - a trip report

 Maudie56 AustraliaAug-Sep 2013
Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Field, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis Country, Calgary  Hiking, Glacier Experience bus, B&B stays 
  Trip report Canadian Rockies 2013 kelly1987 USA  Aug 2013  Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Banff, Calgary Golf at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
 TR - July 29 - August 1, 2013 - Banff-Yoho-Lake Louise
  Aug 2013
 Spokane, WA; Hayden Lake, ID; Banff NP; Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway, Kootenay NP, Hayden Lake
 GyPSy guide
Trip report - Heaven in four national parks TulipSoup Florida, USA
Aug 2013
 Calgary, Canmore, Banff NP, Kootenay NP, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway, Calgary  Hiking, white water rafting,
 Trip report - Rockies/Vancouver Island/VancouverJoy016 UK July & Aug 2013 Calgary, Banff NP, Field, Yoho NP, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Mt Robson, Wells Gray PP, BC coast
 Blog; hiking

 Aug 2013 Trip Report hikegirl_ USA Aug 2013
 Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway day trip, Glacier Explorer, Yoho NP, Lake Louise, Banff
 Camping & canoeing
Just back from Banff & Jasper. Short trip report w/pictures  Albi USA August 2013
 Calgary, Banff NP, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Calgary
  Trip Report Aug. 6 through August 13  Mycuppajava USA August 2013Calgary, Banff NP, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Calgary
 Trip Report - Calgary, Banff, and Jasper, 7/30-8/7JWArlington USA August 2013  Calgary, Banff NP, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Calgary  Banff breakfast trail ride, hiking
 Trip Report: Aug 2-6th bhuparjatak USA August 2013 Calgary, Banff NP, Columbia Icefields, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Calgary
 Trip Report – Canadian Rockies Dream Vacation! golfgal5674 USA August 2013
 Calgary, Banff, Field BC, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Lake O'Hara, Yoho NP, Banff NP, Canmore, Calgary  Lots of hiking
 Trip Report-Rockies, Glacier NP, Seattle, Alaska + Vancouver Nellymo UK July, Aug 2013
 Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Lake Louise, Glacier NP (USA), Waterton NP   Lots of Hiking
 Trip Report - Caravan Canadian Rockies trip - Long YoungDubFan USA July 2013
 Calgary Stampede, Waterton Lakes NP, Glacier NP (MT), Banff NP, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Calgary  Coach tour
 trip report--Banff-Jasper-Lake Louise July 2013  freedshop USA July 2013
 Calgary, Banff NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Lake Louise, Calgary
 Our Canada Blog UnaW UKJuly 2013
 Vancouver, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper,  Yoho NP, Kicking Horse ski area, Mt Revelstoke NP, Whistler, Vancouver
 Icewalk, Boo the bear
 Trip Report Part 2: Vancouver to the Rockies and Back  jemmwm Australia July 2013
Vancouver, Jasper NP, Banff NP, Yoho NP, Mt Revelstoke NP, BC    Photography workshops & tours, family trip

 Wow, the Canadian Rockies...........turks
 July 2013
 Banff NP, Jasper NP  
 Trip Report, June 30 - July 13, 2013 BonB USA July 2013
Lake Louise,  Icefields Parkway, Field, Yoho NP, Kootenay NP
 Lots of hiking, icewalk on Athabasca Glacier, rafting
 Trip Report June 29th to July6th NorthCountry13 USA July 2013
 Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefields, Canmore
Trip report - June 28 to July 6 LCWombat USA July 2013
 Banff NP, Kootenay NP, LakeLouise, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway,
 Alpine Lights dinner,  Warner stables cookout trail ride, Radium hot springs, Lake Louise trail ride, Ice Explorer, helpful tips
 Trip Report 4 nights end of June  Chinka_Abbi Australia June 2013
 Calgary, Canmore, Banff NP, Columbia Icefields  
 my trip in your wonderful country CANADA. kay r
 UK June-July 2013
 Vancouver, Jasper, Columbia Icefields, Lacombe, Red Deer, Calgary
 Greyhound bus from Vancouver to Jasper, Jasper wildlife tour, Ellis Bird Farm, Calgary Stampede
 Rockies Trip Report - June 16 to June 24 DCH_in_Canada  Ontario, Canada June 2013 Lake Louise and Banff Hiking, GPS tracks
Canadian Rockies and B.C. Trip Report – May-June 2013  JPW100 UK June 2013 Calgary, Banff NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver, Victoria  Combination of self driving and guided tours

 Trip planning and accommodation suggestions help request
 g5ecesm9 USA June 2013 Calgary, Banff NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP  
 Trip Report  maia11 Ukraine June 2013
 Calgary, Waterton Lakes NP, Invermere, Kootenay NP, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Calgary
 We had a blast Canada!
 Mccallel ? June 2013
 Calgary, Banff NP, Jasper NP, Yoho NP
 RV, early season hiking
 A little Trip Report
 LisViggers Denmark July 2012
 Seattle, Vancouver, Wells Grey,  Jasper, Banff, St. Mary, Yellowstone, Anaconda, Coeur d’Alene, Seattle 3 RVs & 13 people, lots of driving
 General Thoughts on Skiing Trip to Banff  lucky_luke61 UK Apr 2013 Sunshine Village, Mt Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area, Radium Hot Springs
 Skiing Banff vs Europe

Trip report weekend ski Lake Louise 4/5/13

 kimspokane  USA Apr 2013
 Lake Louise Ski Area
 Spring skiing, winter driving

 Trip Report Alberta Rockies Sept 2015 part 1

Trip Report Alberta Rockies Sept 2012 part 2

 Trip Report Alberta Rockies Sept 2012 final part 3


 petedenwales UK Sept 2012
 Calgary, Canmore, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Jasper, Banff  
 Trip Report 26 Sept - 6 Oct (sorry, rather lengthy)  DRIDEOUT Canada Oct 2012
Banff NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP
 Horseback ride in Banff
 my trip report and thankyou all
 jeanwales UK Sep 2012
 Canmore, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Banff NP  7 days; horseback ride in Jasper
 Canadian Rocky and Glacier NP sampler
 dcmsteach USA Sep 2012
 Great Falls MT, Glacier NP (USA), Kootenay NP, Canmore, Icefields Parkway, Yoho NP, Waterton NP,
 Lots of hiking, wildlife watching
 Trip Report - rather long CmarieM2 USA Aug 2012
 Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Yoho  Icewalk
 Trip report - Canmore, Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Mt Robson - August 2012
 Elsi116  USA Aug 2012
 Canmore, Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Mt Robson Stayed in Field
 Canadian Rockies Trip Report - Aug 2012
 distanceswimmer USA Aug 2012
 Cranbrook BC, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Golden BC, Revelstoke BC, Creston BC
 Detailed budget notes
Trip report w/lots of Pics/Videos
 USA Aug 2012
 Canmore, Jasper, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Revelstoke NP,  Nelson, Kimberley, Kootenay NP, Banff NP  Many hikes, staying in B&Bs primarily
 Banff, Canmore trip report
 TravelAlotCA USA July 2012
 Canmore, Banff NP  Many shorter hikes, one guided hike, visit to dogsled kennels
 1st Trip to the Rockies - Report on travels  Wanderer024 UK June 2012
 Toronto, Niagara, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Rocky Mountain House, Drumheller, Calgary
 trip report - June adventure
 albertaloner Canada June 2012
 Jasper Bicycling

 Just finished a great trip! Thanks for the advice
 DCH_in_Canada Canada June 2012  Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper
 Ffantastic Banff ski trip report
 bounding4adventure  USA  March 2012
 Banff NP (Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Mt Norquay)  Ski trip
 TN Couple's Trip to Canadian Rockies Aug-Sep 2011 Pt I  TNKaz  USA  Aug-Sep 2011  Banff, Kananaskis Country, Yoho NP (incl. Lake O'Hara), Lake Louise, Kootenay NP, Icefields Parkway, Jasper NP, Mt Robson PP, Banff NP  Lots of hiking, wildlife
 Loved our Accommodations!  shmilly  Canada  August 2011  Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper  

 Trip Report 8/7-8/19-Family Vacation to the Rockies-LONG

 Irongrl  USA  August 2011  Waterton NP, Kootenay NP, Icefields Pkway, Jasper, Mt Robson PP, Yoho, Lake Louise, Banff  Hiking, Icewalk, heli-hiking, rafting, photos, wildlife
 Caravan Tours Trip Report 7/23-81/2011  seek-scenic  UK  July 2011  Calgary, Ft Macleod, Waterton NP, Glacier (USA)NP, Cowboy Trail (Hwy22), Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper  Escorted coach tour
  trip report - banff-yoho-lake louise-jasper  abMtvCA  USA  July 2011  Banff, Yoho NP, Lake Louise, Jasper  Short walks, wildlife
 Glacier and Canadian Rockies - Part 2  bluewaterfever  USA  July 2011  Glacier NP (USA), Waterton Lakes NP (Canada), Banff  Hiking, wildlife watching
 THANKS to all who helped plan my trip!  JrsyGal  USA  July 2011  Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Banff  Hiking, wildlife watching
 kananaskis review  saskguy096  Canada  July 2011 Kananaskis  Boulton Creek campground, hikes to Chester Lake, Elbow Lake, Ptarmigan Cirque
 break up 6 vacation days between Banff and Jasper (response #4)  marvi62  USA  June 2011  Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper  Photography, scenery, little hiking
 Holiday jasperbanff june2011 (response #3) corinne61  UK  June 2011  Banff, Lake Louise, Kootenay, Yoho, Columbia Icefields, Jasper  RV rental, wildlife
 Our Canadian Rockies trip  petedenwales  UK May 2011  Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Wells Gray Provincial Park, Mt Robson Prov. Park, Jasper, Banff  RV caravan (group) trip
 Activities at Lake Louise during April  slight81  USA  April 2011  Lake Louise, Banff  Dogsledding, snowshoeing, skiing
 Campervan/RV Travel in Rockies from End Feb to Mid-Mar NZKiwi1185  New Zealand  March 2011  Vancouver, Banff, Jasper RVing in winter, no previous winter driving experience
 Trip Report 6/08 to 10/08!  Yummycha  Australia  Aug 2010  Calgary, Banff, Columbia Icefields  Nightlife in Banff, hostel
 Trip Report Waterton, Yoho, Banff & Jasper NPs  AngelaG  UK  Aug 2010  Waterton & Glacier NPs, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Banff, Calgary  
 A Touring Holiday in British Columbia and Alberta Sept 2010  GillyB57  UK  Sept 2010  Vancouver, Hope, Cache Creek, Kamloops, Wells Gray, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Yoho, Golden, Revelsoke, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Cranbrook, Banff, Calgary  

 September/October was a brilliant time to travel BC  oysterfiend  New Zealand  Sept/Oct 2010  Seattle, Alaska cruise, Vancouver, Whistler, Radium, Icefields Parkway, Wells Gray, Vancouver  

 Trip Report part one

Trip Report part two

Trip Report part three

Trip Report part four

Trip Report part five

 Rav4England  UK  September 2010  Calgary, Banff, Moraine Lake, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Wells Gray PP, Whistler , Vancouver Island, Tofino, Campbell River, Knight Inlet, Telegraph Cove, Victoria, Vancouver  Bear watching at Knight Inlet
 Kosher Expeditions Canadian Rockes Adventure  shoshana_sue  USA  August 2010  Banff  Kosher catering
 Trip report August 22-28  nipples  USA  August 2010  Banff-Lake Louise-Jasper  
 6 day trip to the Canadian Rockies  SMP1212  Canada  August 2010  Banff-Yoho-Jasper  Travelling with 10-year-old

 Trip Report: Banff and Beyond (1 of 4)

Trip Report: Jasper and Beyond (2 of 4)

Trip Report: Waterton and Beyond (3 of 4)

Trip Report: Glacier and Beyond (4 of 4)

 kimr2  USA  July-Aug 2010  Calgary-Banff-Jasper-Waterton-Glacier (USA)  
 Canadian rockies photo trip report, with captions  mjneenan  USA  July-Aug 2010  Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Jasper  Lots of hiking
 Wonderful 2 week trip  Shropshirelass20  UK  July-Aug 2010  Banff, Jasper,  Clearwater, Lillooet, Whistler, Vancouver, Victoria  Motorhome rental in Rockies, float plane whale watching in Victoria
 Cayman Shelly's Trip Report 7/21-7/28 2010   caymanshelly  USA  July 2010 Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Banff, Calgary  GyPSy guide, Heritage Park, animal sightings noted
 Trip Report: 07/18-07/24  polskacorka  USA  July 2010  Kootenay NP, Lake Louise area, Columbia Icefields  Hiking, ice walk, bear sightings
 My Review: Banff/LakeLouise / HorsebackRiding/Stampede  MissPlanner  USA  July 2010  Banff, Lake Louise, Kananakis Country, Calgary  Rafting, horseback riding, Calgary Stampede
 Breathtaking vacation in the Rockies  rhkfreespirit  USA  July 2010  Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise  Limited walking; Fairmont hotels
  Numbat’s North American Adventure – Part Four   Numbat  Australia  June 2010  Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary   Rocky Mountaineer train; travelled with coach tour
 Trip Report  stjohnrocks  USA  June 2010  Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore  
 Nice room, fab staff  NYC-Canuck  USA  June 2010  Waterton  Hotel review with notes on visit
 My 6 days in the rockies June 15-21...advice  tnightgirl  USA  June 2010  Banff, Jasper  
 My Banff and Lake Louise trip, what we did  gingercookie  UK  Mar 2010  Banff, Lake Louise  Winter holiday, non-skiers
 Lovely lodge style hotel, comfy and relaxing with great hot tub! and very friendly staff  trish9626  UK (?)  Feb 2010  Banff  Hotel review with many notes about winter holidaying in Banff
 Our Canadian Rockies Trip  1272skidoo  USA  Oct 2009 Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff  
 Thanx a bunch  atomcat  Australia  Aug 2009 Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff   
 How much driving is too much in Canada - returned! :) gracey54   USA  Sept 2009   Seattle - Vancouver - Lake Louise - Jasper  
Calgary to Vancouver itinerary  Simba0ne  UK  August 2009  Banff, Jasper, Whistler, Vancouver  
 Trip report - including the areas tourists don't go...  EESW  UK  Summer 2009  Edmonton - Saskatchewan - Brooks - Drumheller - Waterton Lakes NP - Banff - Lake Louise - Icefields Parkway - Jasper - Grande Cache - Peace River - Slave Lake - Edmonton Trip report for Saskatchewan portion posted separately

Review and tips from trip to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay

  planandcramtraveller  USA  July 2009  Banff, Lake Louise  RV rental
 Canada/Alaska Trip Report  Frommy  Australia  June 2008  Calgary - Banff - Jasper - Golden - Kelowna - Vancouver  Part 10 of 10 - all previous parts linked at end of trip report
 Canadian rockies Trip Report: Sept 2009  SGS95  USA  Sept 2009   Banff - Icefields Parkway - Jasper - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise- Calgary  
Trip Report  eenusa  USA  Aug/Sep 2009  Jasper  Trip report on blog
 Just back from Crypt Lake  figlet  USA  July 2009  Waterton Lakes National Park  Crypt Lake hike
 Just Got back (Glacier/Jasper/Banff parks)   gibbowolf  USA  July 2009  Jasper - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise - Banff - Calgary  "Columbia Highway" should be Icefields Parkway
 My winter wonderland in Banff was amazing!  Stace_alex  UK  Jan 2009  Banff - Lake Louise  Winter non-skiing holiday
 Road Trip report - if anyone is interested!  prettybullet  UK  Summer 2008  Banff - Jasper - Wells Gray - Victoria - Tofino - Vancouver  Almost all nights at B&Bs
 Trip Review - Feb 2008 Bobs-big-vacation  UK  February 2008  Banff - Lake Louise  Skiing holiday; Mt Royal Hotel
 Our Trip to Banff  Knights3254  USA  October 2007  Banff - Columbia Icefields  
 Banff & Jasper Trip Report  snowyPanda  Singapore  April 2007  Banff - Icefields Parkway - Jasper  
 Review of my trip (April 2-10)  Snookman2  USA  April 2007  Banff - Lake Louise - Icefields Parkway Skiing, honeymoon, dogsledding
 Back from Banff  LvVegas  USA  Christmas 2006  Banff - Lake Louise  Ski holiday