Sumary of Top 5 lesser known destinations in the Canadian Rockies:
- For most, hearing “The Canadian Rockies” conjures up images of Lake Louise’s aquamarine waters and the “Rocky Mountaineer” steam train romantically weaving its way between one classically Canadian vista after another.
- The towering Bugaboo Spires to the north attract world class climbers throughout the summer months, while the Purcell Mountains have long since been known for their backcountry and heli-ski opportunities.
- Bike trails interweave the surrounding countryside, and it’s Aquatic Centre and Climbing Centre provide excellent indoor entertainment when the weather does not cooperate.
- There are some great family hikes right from Radium – such as the Old Coach Road and Sinclair Canyon – with Invermere’s hub of activities 15 minutes to the south and the vast Bugaboo range to the north west.