Checking the Icefield Parkway road conditions and helpful travel tips below are sure to make your trip smooth sailing.
You want your Icefields Parkway road trip experience to be magical, not worrisome. Take a minute to read through our helpful travel tips below and click on the links for current Icefields Parkway road conditions.
The drive from Edmonton to Jasper is about 365 km and takes close to 4 hours without stopping. The whole drive is done via Highway AB-16.
From Calgary to Lake Louise, take the Trans-Canada (Highway 1). The distance on this route is 182km and driving time is just over 2 hours.
The parkway is busy in July and August with up to 100,000 vehicles a month.
It is mainly two lanes with occasional passing lanes.
It minimizes grades and hairpin turns but you should look out for wildlife, and vehicles stopped on the shoulder.
Snow can be expected at any time of year and extreme weather is common in winter.
Check the road reports, pack extra clothing and drive within the speed limits.
Our Guide Map includes comprehensive travel information to reference along the way.
With new and exciting adventures come many questions.