Alberta's Rockies

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The location of the region is marked in red on the map of Alberta.

Alberta's Rockies is the westernmost of the six regions in the Canadian province of Alberta . It is the region with the fewest inhabitants. It is shaped by the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the foreland.

There are no large cities in the region. There are the small towns of Banff and Jasper as well as Canmore and Hinton . There are also settlements such as Lake Louise or Saskatchewan River Crossing.

The main tourist attractions and sights are Banff National Park , Jasper National Park and Willmore Wilderness Park, as well as parts of Kananaskis Country .


Northern Alberta
British Columbia Neighboring communities Central Alberta
Southern Alberta Calgary region




In addition to Alberta Highway 1 ( Trans-Canada Highway ), which crosses the Rocky Mountains via the Kicking Horse Pass , and Highway 16 ( Yellowhead Highway ), which crosses the Rocky Mountains via the Yellowhead Pass , the following roads lead through the region:

No. Surname
1A -
93 Icefields Parkway
11 David Thompson Highway
40 Kananaskis Trail


The two main passes over the main Rocky Mountains ridge are also used by the two major Canadian railways. While the Canadian Pacific Railway uses the Kicking Horse Pass to the south to cross the main ridge from Calgary , the Canadian National Railway uses the Yellowhead Pass to the north to cross the mountain range from Edmonton .

See also