Four Seasons, All Wonders: The Canadian Rockies All Year Round

The only right answer to the question “When is it the best to see the scenic views of the Canadian Rockies” is “It depends”. The Canadian Rockies are special all year long – they have something to offer to each and every visitor, no matter what time of the year it is.

In the spring, there are some hiking trails you can visit while here – the lower ones, of course, as many of the higher ones are still snowbound, and can be pretty dangerous due to the “avalanche season”. But there are enough valley-bottom trails to take to discover the blossoming wonders of nature reviving after a long, cold season. If you visit the area in the mid to late spring, you’ll probably still be able to see ice on the surface of Lake Louise.

Things get even more interesting in the summer when nature is in full bloom. And “nature” here means not only flowers and forest fruit but also animals that go on with their daily life, feeding and seeking a mate. In the summer, all trails become available for hikers – and not only those. The best time to visit Lake Louise is between June and September when you get to witness the amazing beauty of the lake itself and the surrounding mountains in full effect.

The early fall is another great time to visit the mountains thanks to the orgy of color covering its forests. This is when nature dresses up in its most amazing gown to say farewell to the world before a long, cold wintertime – the combinations of alpine greens and all shades of brown and yellow mixed up with the amazing sunsets of a wonderful red will give the area a unique, amazing atmosphere that’s hard to forget.

And in the winter everything is covered in the cold, pure icing of snow, seemingly giving the world a fresh start, a purifying touch that will cleanse it of all the bad memories of the year behind. Even if it’s cold, life doesn’t stop in the area – you can still explore the icy wonders of the forest on snowshoes, skis, even dog sleds, and snowmobiles. And when the ice becomes thick enough to be safe, you can also go skating on the surface of the lake.

So, when is the best time of the year to see the scenic views of the Canadian Rockies? Well, the answer is “each one of them”. Every season has its selection of wonders to explore that are breathtaking and unique.

Canadian Rockies Lodges & Inns

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Get great deals on lodging in our newly renovated rooms & cabins surrounded by Jasper scenery.

Johnston Canyon
The Johnston Canyon Resort is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies in beautiful Alberta.

Mount Robson Inn
A Jasper hotel offering family friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies with landscapes that will capture your heart.

Mountaineer Lodge
Comfortable lodge located in Lake Louise, nestled in a pine forest with tremendous views of Mount Temple and its summit glacier.

Canadian Rockies Activities

Banff Backpacking & Mountaineering
We are the premier provider of trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Banff ATV Tours & Zipling
Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on an ATV Tour. Or have fun Ziplining in Banff, Alberta!

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls & elaborate ice caves!

Whitewater Rafting in Jasper, Alberta
Raft the exciting Sunwapta or the Athabasca River, or try the Fraser River in B.C. Raft Jasper!

Raft the Kicking Horse
in Banff, Alberta

The Kicking Horse River is one of the best
known for rafting tours...

White Water Rafting in
the Canadian Rockies

Experience whitewater adventure in the Canadian Rockies...

Golf Banff
Golf Jasper
The best & most beautiful golf courses in the Canadian Rockies...

Canadian Rockies
Golf Guide

Golf BC, Jasper, Banff and the beautiful Canadian Rockies....