Top five stops driving the Icefields Parkway

This post from Rockies Outdoors brings back good memories of April and my Cross-Continent Bike Tour in 2011, when we toured the Icefields Pkwy. I took photos of pretty much everything depicted!


The drive along the Icefields Parkway, in Banff and Jasper National Parks, is one of the most scenic drives in the World. There are so many stops that you could take, but there isn’t always time to make a stop at every viewpoint. So here’s five stops which are good ones to make on the Icefields Parkway. I’ve ordered them in a South-North manner starting from Lake Louise to Jasper town.

One of the best pieces of advice is to leave early – you’ll get calmer water on the lakes which makes for better photographs, and the road should be a little quieter.

1. Bow Lake

Picture8 Bow Lake

Bow Lake isn’t too far north of Lake Louise, but it has some pretty awesome views. The lake forms part of the headwaters of the Bow River, which flows alongside the Trans-Canada highway through Banff National Park, going over Bow Falls near…

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