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  • Vancouver's Stanley Park Seawall: Stroll, jog, run, blade, bike, skate, ride -- whatever your favorite mode of transport is, use it, but by all means get out here and explore this wonderful park.
  • Victoria's Inner Harbour: Watch the boats and aquatic wildlife come and go while walking along a pathway that winds past manicured gardens. The best stretch runs south from the Inner Harbour near the Parliament Buildings, past the Royal London Wax Museum.
  • Strathcona Provincial Park: Buttle Lake, which lies at the center of Strathcona Provincial Park, is the hub of several hiking trails that climb through old-growth forests to misty waterfalls and alpine meadows. Return to the trailhead, doff your hiking shorts, and skinny-dip in gem-blue Buttle Lake.
  • Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park: Just 24km (15 miles) west of Banff, Johnston Creek cuts a deep, very narrow canyon through limestone cliffs. The trail winds through tunnels, passes waterfalls, edges by shaded rock faces, and crosses the chasm on footbridges before reaching a series of iridescent pools, formed by springs that bubble up through highly colored rock.
  • Plain of Six Glaciers Trail in Banff National Park: From Chateau Lake Louise, a trail rambles along the edge of emerald-green Lake Louise, then climbs up to the base of Victoria Glacier. At a rustic teahouse, you can order a cup of tea and scones -- each served up from a wood-fired stove -- and gaze up at the rumpled face of the glacier.
  • Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park: As the Maligne River cascades from its high mountain valley to its appointment with the Athabasca River, it carves a narrow, deep chasm in the underlying limestone. Spanned by six footbridges, the canyon is laced with trails and interpretive sites.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.