Trans Canada Highway: Golden to Lake Louise Professional Review and Guide
"This 82-kilometer (49-mile) drive, starting where the Revelstoke to Golden drive (Drive 17) leaves off, is a spectacular mountain drive through BC’s gateway to the famous Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks. From the recreation-oriented town of Golden, the Trans Canada quickly enters the foothills of the Rockies before reaching the main divide of the range in Yoho National Park. Most of the awe-inspiring scenery on this drive is in the second half as the highway climbs to Kicking Horse Pass in the shadow of towering, cathedral-like peaks.
The drive ends in Lake Louise in Banff National Park, the hub of several more scenic drives. Special attractions: One beautiful, postcard-like view after another; Emerald Lake, Yoho, and Lake O’Hara Valleys; the fascinating history of the Kicking Horse Pass. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."