The Icefields Parkway

A Journey through Banff National Park and Jasper National Park

Linking Lake Louise with Jasper, Alberta is one of the most beautiful journeys on the planet – the Icefields Parkway. Rated as one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, the Icefield Parkway is a 232 km stretch of double-lane highway winding along the Continental Divide through soaring rocky mountain peaks, icefields and vast sweeping valleys.

Highlights

Unlike any other, the stretch of road from Jasper to Lake Louise known as the Icefields Parkway is dotted with more than 100 ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, dramatic rock spires, and emerald lakes set in sweeping valleys of thick pine and larch forests.

The abundance of wildlife in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park will have you peering around every turn.  So take your time, stop for a hike to a breath-taking view point, capture that stunning photo to share with friends and enjoy a roadside picnic amidst the splendour of the Canadian Rockies pristine wilderness.

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Points of Interest

Best Hikes

Best Photos

Viewing Wildlife

Jasper

The Gentle Giant of the Rockies

As a mountain town, Jasper is relaxed and unpretentious with good food and drink, as well as endless outdoor wilderness at your doorstep. It's an outdoor sports lover's playground, with hiking and golfing in the summer and skiing and ice canyon walks in the winter. Jasper is the world’s largest dark sky preserve making for stunning star gazing. Year round festivals and events celebrate the diversity of Jasper National Park, its heritage and mountain culture.

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Lake Louise

Pure Alpine Awe

Lake Louise is for those seeking the purest of mountain experiences. It is a special place to connect with nature and the Canadian Rockies landscapes. 40 minutes west of Banff, Lake Louise offers majestic wilderness without big crowds, as well as independent and locally owned restaurants, shops and boutiques. In addition to famous Lake Louise, the areas mountain side tea houses are a must visit in the summer. Winter time sees the popular Ice Carving Festival in January and World Cup skiing at Lake Louise Ski Area.

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