Insider Tip: Canada's northern national parks
Canada is where you can find nature at its best. Famous for the scenery, crisp, clean air and frozen landscapes, my experience to the great white north was truly unforgettable.
I'm a sucker for the outdoors so I spent most of my time adventuring through the many national parks. A couple of standouts for me were Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, what's best is that they are both within a 20-minute drive of each other, so it's easily possible to see both in one trip.
Banff National Park is home to the stunning, Instagram-worthy Lake Louise. This glacial lake glows with an aquamarine gleam you can get lost in. About a 30-minute drive from Lake Louise is the town of Banff, which nails the small-town vibe with a bunch of cute cafes and some of the friendliest locals you'll ever meet.
Nearby is the Jasper National Park. It's the largest and most northern national park in the Canadian Rockies, so it's no surprise there is incredible wildlife. The sky above is also the clearest I've ever seen, the stars light up the night and look absolutely magical.
- Brittany Homan - Flight Centre Pukekohe