The Icefields Parkway - Canadian Rockies

Tour Itineraries
Prepare To Be Amazed

A stunning and timeless span of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park wilderness await 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 kms (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.

Visit Lake Louise & Jasper (Self-Drive)

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The best way to experience the Icefields Parkway is to take it at a slow pace.  Explore all that Lake Louise offers and then embark on your drive of a lifetime finishing up at the doorstep of Jasper National Park in Jasper. 

Whether your Canadian Rockies tour starts in Jasper or Lake Louise, you will find great Alberta hotel accommodations at a discounted rate.

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.

Save 15% off your stay and breakfast buffet is included!  

One call books both hotels to save on any time of the year.  We can also help you plan your Jasper - Lake Louise activities and attraction tickets.

Download the Parkway Planner for travel tips, maps and great places to plan a stop for photos or a meal.

Call 855.552.7737 to book your stay now

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, 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, 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

Icefields & Waterfalls Helicopter Tour

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Are you ready for the most epic mountain adventure of your life!  This helicopter tour is the ultimate combination of heli sightseeing soaring over mountain peaks and stunning glacier icefields ending with a hike to Twin Falls.  This tour is absolutely stunning and is an experience of a lifetime with amazing sights you can only see by helicopter from an exclusive Icefields base.

Launch from the Icefields heliport at an elevation of 4386 ft. (1400 m). You'll soar at 100mph over the spectacular Cline Pass at 9000ft (~2900 m). Then you'll fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers. You'll view a spectacular 900 foot waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes!

 6 Glaciers Heli-Tour & Twin Falls Hike includes:

  • 20 minute 6 glacier helicopter tour
  • 1 hour exploration hike at the spectacular Twin Falls

Epic Summit & Icefields Tour

  • 30 minute 4 glacier helicopter tour

Complete Columbia Icefields Tour

  • 55 minute multi-glacier, waterfalls, lakes, peaks - see it all

This tour is operated by Rockies Heli and starts from their heli-pad at Saskatchewan Crossing, 25 minutes off the Icefields Parkway. 

Visit Rockies Heli Website

If you are planning a hotel stay, visit the Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise or the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper
 
 

Experience Jasper, Lake Louise & Icefields Parkway

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The Canadian Rockies is one amazing place!  Experience the iconic mountain communities of Lake Louise and Jasper with a driving tour of the Icefields Parkway in between. When we do the driving you can sight-see and rubberneck all you like. Make the most of your Canadian Rockies experience with our Roam the Rockies Tour.

Roam the Rockies Tour package includes:

  • Lake Louise one night's stay at Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise
  • Jasper one night's stay at Mount Robson Inn, Jasper
  • Breakfast buffet, including hot items, WiFi included
  • Round trip shuttle tour door to door with SunDog Tours - Jasper to Lake Louise or Lake Louise to Jasper and return

June 1 - September 30, 2017 - 2 night stay and round trip transportation from $767 for two adults, plus taxes (reg $954)

June 1 - September 30, 2017 - 2 night stay and one way transportation from $608 for two adults, plus taxes (reg $756)

Pricing is based on two people, two consecutive nights accommodation in standard two queen guest room.

CALL 855.5.JASPER (855.552.7737) to book this package now.

You can also add a shuttle to Banff, Calgary and Edmonton - visit SunDog Tours for more information.

Icewalk Guided Tour

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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

GPS Driving Tour

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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 - $4.99 download available in App Store or Google Play  (WiFi connection required to download)

Mountaineer Lodge

Located in the village of Lake Louise and a 5 minute drive from the world famous lake and Ski Resort, the Mountaineer Lodge offers great value with complimentary breakfast and WiFi.

http://www.mountaineerlodge.com

TOLL FREE
1.855.5.LOUISE
(1.855.556.8473)

Mount Robson Inn, Jasper

A central location, free breakfast and a wide selection of rooms & suites with impressive amenities, this Jasper hotel is an ideal base for exploring Jasper National Park. Facilities include outdoor hot tubs, guest laundry, free Wi-Fi and ski storage.

http://www.mountrobsoninn.com

TOLL FREE
1.855.5.JASPER
(1.855.552.7737)

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Mount Robson Inn, Jasper & Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise

Mount Robson Inn, Jasper

Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise