"The long green and gold lines of the prairie rise gently through the foothills into the majestic Canadian Rockies in this cross-province tour. There is no better way to experience the unbridled beauty of Alberta than by driving the Trans-Canada Highway, east to west, across the province."
So read one of the web pages describing Highway 1 through the province of Alberta.
We recently traveled a portion of this Highway--from our campground in Cochrane to Banff. The drive seemed to be one of the shortest 60-mile distances we've covered. Around every curve was another striking view of the majestic Canadian Rockies.
This section of Highway 1 has also been described as one of "the most splendid and enjoyable drives in all of western Canada."
I don't know what else to say, so I'll just show some of the scenes along the route, often called the Banff Highway.
Banff is situated inside the Banff National Park, so we had to purchase a national park pass to visit the city itself--and Lake Louise and Moraine Lake