Kootenay Rockies
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Our most recommended Kootenay Rockies Viewing Points

Banff: 4-Hour Sulphur Mountain Intermediate Horseback Ride

1. Banff: 4-Hour Sulphur Mountain Intermediate Horseback Ride

See Banff National Park from a different perspective; 6 or 7-feet up from the back of a friendly horse. Meet your guide, get outfitted with your horse, and receive a safety briefing. Then head out through the park on horseback on a 4-hour guided tour, complete with lead and tail guides for your ride. The 4-hour Sulphur Mountain Ride is packed with Rocky Mountain scenery. See the renowned Rimrock Resort Hotel, trek down to the valley and lead your horse across the lively Spray River. You’ll ride along the base of Mount Rundle and stop for a short break and small snack before continuing on to enjoy stunning views across the valley and of the Rimrock Hotel - before passing by the immaculate fairways of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. You’ll continue on to the roaring Bow Falls to cross the river a second time before heading back. This tour is for riders with previous riding experience only.

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From Calgary: Kootenay National Park Day Trip

2. From Calgary: Kootenay National Park Day Trip

Discover the unique contrasts of Kootenay National Park, from icy mountain rivers to steamy hot springs, on this day trip from Calgary. Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point and travel to Marble Canyon. Along the way, stop at the Great Divide which marks the border between Kootenay National Park and Banff National Park for a photo and some incredible views. Upon arrival at the canyon, take the self-guided trail which leads along this ice-caved canyon and through the remains of a forest destroyed by wildfires in 2003. Next, continue to the Kootenay Valley View Point. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mitchell and Vermillion mountain ranges and the Kootenay River far below. Watch the river wind through the mountain forest following an ancient route to the great Columbia River. If you feel like relaxing after all that walking, enjoy a dip in the naturally heated, mineral-rich hot pool of Radium Hot Springs. Finally, follow a scenic trail through the open Douglas-fir forest along the edge of Sinclair Canyon. Enjoy views of the Columbia Valley and verdant Sinclair Canyon falls before returning to Calgary in the evening.

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