The Icefields Parkway, a 227-kilometer (141-miles) stretch of road that travels through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, connects Banff National Park and Jasper National Park in Alberta. Known for its beautiful views of tall glaciers, raging rivers and epic mountain peaks, this scenic drive is not to be missed. Photo opportunities abound at each corner, and it is common to see bears, bighorn sheep and other wildlife along the way.
Athabasca Pass Lookout
Athabasca Falls is one of the most powerful waterfall in the Canadian Rockies, due to the sheer of water flowing into the gorge from the Athabasca River. There are a number of platforms and walkways where you can safely view and photograph the falls.
Located 32 km south of Jasper townsite off Highway 93, with plenty of free parking and an easy stroll to the falls.
North Saskatchewan River
Peyto Lake Viewpoint
The lake is best seen from Bow Summit, the highest point on the Icefields Parkway. The viewpoint is an easy 10-minute walk from the pull-off parking lot. During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour.
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
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