Wild Rose Country is a golden wonderland in the sweater season and while the big cities are covered in leaves of every shade, there’s no view like the one you’ll get from the Rockies. Luckily, we don’t have to travel very far to take it all in with a breath of fresh air. From one-of-a-kind experiences to day trips with incredible views, relaxing weekend getaways, and festivals, here are some of the most exciting things to do, places to stay, and sights to see in the Alberta Mountains this fall.

MTN House Canmore

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Canmore’s first luxury hotel! Located in one of Alberta’s most beautiful mountain towns, MTN House Canmore by Basecamp is a brand-new hotel with quirky, yet sophisticated interior, scenic views and comfortable rooms. What’s more, is everything that’s to come!

While the hotel as is, will be an enjoyable experience for those headed to the Rockies this fall, even bigger things are taking shape on their property. Not only will their hot tubs be open by November of 2024, but they’re also building a Nordic Spa with hydrotherapy pools, dry and wet saunas, and will offer massage services.

Where: 1 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, AB T1W 2Z7, Canada
Instagram: @basecampresorts

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

After all of that Halloween partying and before the Christmas craziness, why not spend a day at the Nordic Spa where you can totally unwind, disconnect and relax? From facials and massages, this alpine sanctuary has everything you’ll need to revamp before things pick up around the holidays.

Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis
Instagram: @knordicspa

Jasper Planetarium Telescope Experience 

This fall, join astronomy guides on a journey through constellations, space, and time at the Jasper Planetarium. then, wander the beautiful grounds of the world’s largest accessible astronomy park, hear stories, and take a guided tour of the Milky Way.

When: Various dates throughout fall 2023
Where: 1 Old Lodge Road, Jasper
Cost: $40 +
Instagram: @jasperplanetarium

Rhythm and Howl

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Hungry? Check out Rhythm and Howl, a brand-new fine-dining restaurant located in Canmore. Featuring elevated entrées, exquisite appetizers, and crowd-pleasing cocktails., you’re going to need to work up an appetite before heading to your reservation. Here, the ingredients are locally sourced and oh-so-fresh, the menu is approachable and the desserts? You’re going to have a hard time choosing between them!

Where: 1 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, AB T1W 2Z7, Canada

Jasper Train Tour

This fall, see everything that Jasper has to offer from behind the window of a speeding train. From forest views to mountain ranges, this incredible train tour will take you from the Historic Dunster Train Station to Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

When: Various dates throughout fall 2023
Where: 414 Connaught Street, Jasper AB
Cost: $65+
Instagram: @sundogtourco

Fall Hiking Trails

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Pack some snacks, hit play on your road trip playlist and enjoy the peaks, valleys, brightly coloured trees and waterfalls of Alberta! Not sure where to see the iconic larch trees in all their glory? Check out the link above for some of the most gorgeous hikes you should take this fall!

Banff Hotsprings

One of the most beloved spots to take a dip in the Rockies– Banff’s upper hot spring overlooks the tiny mountain town, the trees, and the stunning valley. While it’s typically pretty busy, we’d still recommend checking it out. It’s kind of a bucket list item. 

Where: 1 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Cost: $16+

Canmore Bike Ride 

Want to see Canmore in all of its golden glory? Get out and enjoy the fresh air and the various paths throughout the town, the mountains, and by the river aboard a rental bike! Starting at just $15 you and yours can take a spin with the wind in your hair for your choice of time in an area of your choosing. Gear up and enjoy the ride!

Where: 1734 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
Cost: $15+


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It’s back! Banff is one of the most magical places on Earth and the best way to see it is from above. Starting November 18th, let Banff’s gondola take you to new heights and totally change your point of view of the Rocky Mountains! Snap a few pics, indulge in an incredible dinner at their Sky Bistro and make a few memories on the way. this event is incredible!

When: Saturday, November 18th – March 30th, 2024
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff
Cost: $60+
Instagram: @pursuitbanffjasper

Banff Hot Chocolate Trail

Sweater weather is the sweetest time of the year! This fall, head to Banff and wet your whistle with 20 different hot chocolates from cafes, restaurants, bars, and convenience stores all over Banff and Lake Louise. Each drink is uniquely themed, holiday-centric, and only available for a limited time. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Friday, November 17th – December 31st, 2023
Where: Various locations

And there you have it, folks. 10 things to do in the Alberta Rocky Mountains this fall. Where will you start?