Janice went and spent two traveling British Columbia and Alberta in August. She flew into Prince Rupert, traveled across the northern part of the province to Jasper by Via Rail, took a rental car south along the Icefields Parkway to Banff and then to the Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury train, over to Vancouver.
Tracey took a road trip through the Alberta badlands which cover the southern part of the province. The carea contains the world’s largest deposits of dinosaur bones, a unique and varied landscapes, and interesting arts and history.
We’ll start this guide with links to posts from their trips and follow them with articles by people who specialize in different aspects traveling Western Canada.
Janice’s 12-Day Western Swing: A Combo of Luxury and Budget Travel in British Columbia and Alberta
Here’s my 12-day luxury / budget itinerary for Western Canada with costs plus my top 12 things to see and do in western Alberta and British Columbia.
Small towns can offer great big experiences. That’s what I found in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Here are my top tips for Prince Rupert.
You have a choice in British Columbia train travel. You can go budget or luxury. Here I compare VIA Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer for price and experience.
Banff is a spectacular destination. However, it’s crowded with tourists, especially on weekends. Here are 7 things to do to avoid the crowds.
One very long, very enjoyable, very tiring day in Vancouver. Here’s my walking tour.
A Solo Travel Society member finds that Vancouver offers many athletic activities to balance out all of the great dining and drinking options.
Tracey’s Alberta Road Trip through the Badlands
From dinosaurs to Star Trek to a suspension bridge and finally to a tiny hamlet named Rosebud, I discover the spirit of the Canadian Badlands.
In this week’s featured photo, a traveler explores the fascinating formations in Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Canadian Badlands.
Alberta Road Trip from Border to Border.
Adventure Travel in British Columbia and Alberta.
Food & Wine Road Trip Itinerary through BC and Alberta.
A professional travel photographer maps out a route for a fascinating Western Canada road trip, with lots of great photos of southern Alberta
Ziplining, skiing, snowmobiling, and bobsledding: here are great ideas for experiencing adventure travel in Western Canada from someone who’s done it all.
A professional travel photographer maps out a route for a fascinating Western Canada road trip, with lots of great photos of southern Alberta.
Photos of Western Canada from Readers
From mountains to lakes and forests to fields in British Columbia and Alberta, enjoy these Western Canada photos contributed by solo travelers and locals.
Last updated: 21st February, 2018