Icefields Parkway Scenic Drive

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Icefields Parkway Scenic Drive is a 227.7 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, road biking, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
228 km
ELEVATION GAIN
3916 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

forest

river

views

wild flowers

snow

road biking
1 month ago

Did this pkwy (+Bow River) over 4 days on my cyclocross bicycle. Started in Banff and finished in Jasper, staying at Morraine Lake Lodge, Num Ti Je lodge, Glacier lodge and Jasper Park lodge. Phenomenal ride. If you think the scenery is gorgeous in a car, plan doing it on a bike and enjoy a trip of a lifetime. Even Sunwapta Pass was enjoyable (looking back!).

hiking
3 months ago

Take the guided hike on Athabasca Glacier. It is awesome. Dress warm and tread lightly. Glad they gave us crampons. My profile pic is of my wife and me on this glacier.

scenic driving
4 months ago

Drive from Lake Louise to the Athabaska Glacier and hiked to the toe of the Glacier. Loved it

10 months ago

Some of the most stunning scenery in the whole world!

Friday, September 02, 2016

A beautiful drive with so many places to stop and see along the way!!

Monday, August 08, 2016

Wow! Gorgeous!!

scenic driving
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Alberta’s Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 North) is a world-class not to miss experience and one of Canada's national treasures. We traveled from Banff National Park through the heart of this Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, passing crystal blue turquoise mountain lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, and broad sweeping valleys. The parkway links Lake Louise with Jasper and you should expect to spend a minimum of three hours each way. One of the most beautiful journeys on the planet, this double-lane highway follows along the Continental Divide between towering rocky mountain peaks, and you might see big horn sheep, deer, black bears, and coyotes along the route. We saw a black bear run across the road in front of us. We also stopped at jaw-dropping Peyto Lake, where a short walk takes you to breath-taking views. At the Columbia Icefields just inside Jasper National Park is the Athabasca Glacier, where we walked on the glacier upwind against a driving, freezing sleet. You can also take a tour using a big snow cat further up onto the glacier and can purchase tickets at the visitor center. The Parkway is something you just can’t pass up if you visit Banff and the road is open. Enjoy!

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Monday, August 08, 2016