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Icefields Pkwy

Icefields Pkwy, AB, Canada
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  • Icefields PkwyPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    5 May 10, 2014

    Hands down, this is one of the most beautiful drives ever! There's literally a stunning and breathtaking vista at every turn. And it's a different experience on every trip. In many ways, it's a scenic drive of a lifetime.

    I haven't taken the long loop like Jen d. has, but I am that kind of driver! And there are some neat places to stop and sometimes stay on the way. For example, I might have stopped at Miette Hot Springs outside of Jasper for a nice soak. Or perhaps had a nice lunch in the very handsomely appointed Jasper Park Lodge. Or taken the glacier tour at the Columbia Icefield. So many choices!

    I have done this drive 3 ways: from Banff to Jasper and return. From Jasper to the Columbia Icefield and return and from Banff to the Columbia Icefield in return. I remember the Banff to Jasper trip in particular because in one direction we were going through a blizzard.

    It's also a good idea to have your car in good shape and full of gas. Between Banff and Jasper, there is really only 1 gas station at the Saskatchewan River crossing. But by all means, make the effort and make this drive.

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  • Icefields PkwyPro 2014
    Laurel W
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    4 May 10, 2014

    A drive past Banff and Lake Louise heading north takes you to the Icefields Parkway, a drive with glaciers, waterfalls, dramatic rock spires, and mountain lakes set in sweeping valleys. Depending on the time of year and time of day, there's also an abundance of wildlife. A must visit to see the best landscapes in the Rockies--and it's all free.

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    Danielle P
    5 Jan 17, 2014

    Wonderful scenic drive. Arguably the best in North America. For a very unique experience stand on an ancient glacier, take a drive in a snowcoach.

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  • Icefields Pkwy
    Scott Kennedy
    5 May 10, 2014

    This classic drive from Jasper to Banff is one of the most scenic stretches of highway anywhere in the world. With towering peaks and glaciers that tumble right to the road, it's a journey not to miss!

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  • Icefields PkwyPro 2014
    Diane Austin
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    5 May 10, 2014

    The drive is about three hours without stopping, but not stopping is impossible! I loved the drive from Banff to Jasper more than the opposite direction as the sights seemed to build in height and grandness as we moved up the Parkway.

    The first two stops right out of Banff are gorgeous,reflective lakes that make excellent photo ops but are easy to miss. We stopped several times along the drive to Jasper and broke up the drive with two hikes - Peyto Lake and Bow Summit first and then the unbelievably exotic Parker Ridge hike. Great way to stretch your legs and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings as just merely driving through it all tends to be a bit overwhelming from the window.

    Beautiful drive and a beautiful way to spend a day!

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    Stijn Puttemans
    5 Sep 09, 2012
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    BeverlyAnne Waldner
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Talk about beautiful..............wOw !

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    Carrie Lorenzen-Barnett
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Very cool place.

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    4 Mar 09, 2012
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    5 Sep 16, 2011
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    Michal
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    5 Apr 27, 2011
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    Nick Mottee
    4 May 22, 2012
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    3 Jul 14, 2012
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    5 Jun 24, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
15 member's reviews
84 people visited Icefields Pkwy

Description

Located 144 miles from the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, the exquisitely scenic Icefields Parkway parallels the Continental Divide. Also known as Highway 93 north, the winding highway leads you from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park through a vast wilderness of untamed mountains, crystal clear lakes and ancient glacial valleys. Experience the primal serenity ... read more
of Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Saskatchewan Crossing and the Columbia Icefields. Guided tours are available, but you need a Canadian national parks permit in order to travel on the Parkway.

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