To help you get more from your trip to the Canadian Rockies, here are some essential tips and advice for those travelling to the Rocky Mountains on a Scenic Escorted Tour.
Don’t worry about the roads in winter: Given Canada’s harsh winters, it would be easy to assume the Rocky Mountains would be impassable during the winter months. However, thanks to the fantastic infrastructure, the roads of the Canadian Rockies are some of the safest of any alpine destination — so you can enjoy a luxury tour here at any time of year.
Pack for the weather: The weather can change incredibly quickly in the Rocky Mountains, so make sure you pack plenty of warm clothing, as well as some waterproofs. Our advice is to dress in layers, so that you can strip off a garment when the sun makes an appearance. We’d also recommend synthetic fabrics, as these dry quickly and offer good breathability.
Remember the GST tax: When paying for goods and services in Canada, remember that the price doesn’t include the GST tax. This is added at the cash register, and equates to 5% of the total price. Just something to bear in mind during your travels across the country.
If a trip to Canada’s Rocky Mountains sounds like the trip of a lifetime, take a look at our collection of luxury touring holidays in Canada. Our exclusive Canadian Rockies tour itineraries give you the opportunity to savour all of the scenic highlights of this incredible region, whilst enjoying all the luxuries and comforts you’d expect from Scenic.
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