Our final adventure in Canada was a drive up the Icefields Parkway. This incredible road travels 144 miles past mountains, lakes and glaciers on a route between Lake Louise and Jasper. We started from our campground in Banff and didn’t make it the whole way to Jasper. Instead we stopped a little more than halfway to Jasper at the Icefield Center where we took a walk to the Athabasca Glacier. It was a long drive, made much longer by the amount of times we stopped along the way. These photos are in order of the stops we made on the way up, and then back down the road. The first is from the drive between Banff and Lake Louise, and the second is the view at the gas station in Lake Louise Village.
Beautiful photos…..stunning country. Glad you’re having a great time. We’ve been to Glacier, Waterton, and Calgary, but not Banff or Lake Louise. If we can’t make it all the way to Alaska, I think I’d be happy meandering around this part of Canada.
Seriously, are these pictures real? The view above with the clear blue water is incredible; this country is full of spectacular landscapes. I don’t know if I’ll ever visit Columbia Icefields as I live in Germany but I’ll be using your picture as a desktop wallpaper, this is the closest I can get to experiencing this view.