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
4656 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

forest

river

views

wild flowers

snow

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scenic driving
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2 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!!

Monday, August 08, 2016

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!