A stunning and timeless span of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park wilderness awaits you along the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93).
Named for the Columbia Icefield and the density of glaciers visible along the route, the parkway bowls along for 232 km (144 miles) and is book-ended by the iconic Canadian Rockies destinations of Lake Louise and Jasper.
One of the world’s most spectacular drives deserves extra time and a bit of planning. We have composed some great summer and winter itineraries for you to make the most of your sightseeing visit to Icefields Parkway.
Stay & Save in Jasper & Lake Louise
Book End your Icefields Parkway Drive - Stay in Jasper & Lake Louise
Stay consecutive night stays at the Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise, and the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper and take in the best of both of these iconic communities in the Canadian Rockies.
Book 2 Hotels & Save up to 20%
Fall to Winter Save 20% per night
- October 01 to April 30
Summer Save 15% per night
- May 01 to September 30
This special offer is valid only for direct bookings made on the hotel's website or by phone.
Not applicable for bookings made through 3rd party (Expedia, Booking, etc) Discount available on the regular daily rate.
Not to be combined with other packages or special offers.
Discount applies when you book consecutive night stays at the Mountaineer Lodge and the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper.
Minimum night stays may be in effect for summer weekends and holiday seasons. Breakfast included.
Call the Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise (855.556.8473)
Call the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper (855.552.7737)
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This Lake Louise and Jasper vacation package is designed for guests to get the most out of a visit to the Canadian Rockies. This multi-day package starts with a stay in Lake Louise, Alberta at the Mountaineer Lodge. After a restful night, embark on the drive of a lifetime on the spectacular Icefields Parkway, selected one of the world’s best scenic drives for mountain landscapes and wildlife viewing. Take an exciting and informative Glacier Discovery Adventure on the Columbia Icefield
Download the Parkway Planner for travel tips, maps, and great places to plan a stop for photos or a meal.
About the Mount Robson Inn, Jasper
The Mount Robson Inn, a top-10 rated hotel on TripAdvisor, is a popular choice offering free hot breakfast and incredibly comfortable rooms. All rooms and suites include pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen TVs, a fridge, microwave, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Make yourself at home and enjoy the year-round outdoor hot tubs, free hot breakfast, guest laundry facility, and ski storage. Located at the south end of Jasper’s main street, you can enjoy a short stroll to downtown for shopping and dining, and take in the majesty of Jasper National Park on your doorstep. Visit website
About the Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise
A great location in downtown Lake Louise, free hot breakfast, and comfy rooms are a few reasons why the Mountaineer Lodge is a hotel of choice. Offering a great selection of rooms and spacious suites, each accommodation includes pillow-top mattresses, duvets, flat-screen TVs, a fridge, microwave, and free Wi-Fi. Onsite you will enjoy the indoor hot tub, steam room, guest laundry area, ski waxing room, and ski storage. At the Mountaineer Lodge, you are surrounded by Banff National Park’s spectacular wilderness. Visit website
If you are interested in discovering more about the world of ice and snow, our guided interpretive Icewalk tours onto the Athabasca Glacier are designed just for you!
The Columbia Icefield is made up of several different glaciers, and the Athabasca Glacier stretches down into close proximity of the Icefield Parkway, which makes it very accessible. Although it’s convenient, it still retains the raw beauty of an ancient ice flow, and sparks thoughts of a simpler time, long before any roads passed nearby. While hiking across the glacier you’ll get a close up view of sheer stone walls rising from the valley that has been carved out by the inexorable advance of millions of tons of snow and ice. You’ll cross small waterways that form on the icefield and etch blue-green paths, and all with constant views of the world renowned The Canadian Rockies.
Stop at the Columbia Icefields Centre and get out for some exercise - do more than take a photo, walk on the glacier!
Ice Cubed Tour - a 3 hour guided hike along the lower portion of the Athabasca Glacier - $105 per person
Ice Walk Deluxe Glacier Adventure - a 6 hour guided hike showing you a bigger variety of glacial features and a better perspective of the dynamics of how snow and ice moves. $160 per person
Visit Icewalks Website
Tours are available May 28 - October 6, 2017
Like having a tour guide in your car!
Download the GyPSy Guide app and you have an instant tour guide in the palm of your hand.
This incredibly scenic drive will no doubt be a highlight of your tour in the Canadian Rockies. Along this drive your GyPSy Guide will point out the must-do stops of the drive, as well as places that you may want to explore if you have lots of time. Be amazed by the incredible mountains, brightly coloured lakes and glaciers that live the western side of the road. There are many stories about important characters of the Rockies who shaped its past and future. GyPSy Guide will even highlight places where you may have a better chance of seeing wildlife.
Make the most of your drive! It uses no data or roaming - just your device's GPS!
Visit GyPSy Guide Website to Download - $7.99 download available in App Store or Google Play (WiFi connection required to download)
Mountain Madness runs cycling tours between Jasper and Banff over the most memorable 4 days of your life. These tours include riding sections of highway at a moderate pace with amazing stops at points of interest. Travel the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff, the world's best drive, and experience the breathtaking valleys, mountain passes, glaciers, lakes, wildlife, and waterfalls. It's an exceptional way to experience Banff and Jasper National Parks at a perfect pace, from the seat of your bike, giving you a great balance of riding, sightseeing, and relaxing.
The tour for 2019 includes staying at Sunwapta Falls Resort, The Crossing Resort, and Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise. They also offer group cycling tours if you have a group of 6 or more people.
Jasper to Banff Cycling Tours
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Get the stories behind the scenery with Great Divide Nature Interpretation. Discover the mountain landscape of Banff National Park through a guided hike to see amazing scenery and local wildlife viewing opportunities. Explore the quiet winter wonderful by snowshoe. Having a guide by your side is an unparalleled experience.