Canada is well known for its splendid scenery and lush mountain landscapes, and one of the best ways to see all of this is on the Icefields Parkway Drive – a scenic road in Canada that will leave you breathless.

The 232 km Icefields Parkway is known to be the most scenic drive in Canada. It’s known for its breathtaking beauty, with stunning mountain vistas, glaciers, waterfalls, and turquoise lakes.

Stops To Add To Your Icefields Parkway Itinerary

But if you’re not sure what to see and do along the Icefields Parkway Drive, here is a complete guide to the drive help you out!

Columbia Icefield / Athabasca Glacier

Columbia Icefields is the most famous attraction on the Icefields Parkway and is what gives this scenic drive its name.

Make sure you park your car at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre and book a tour on the tank-like bus to the Athabasca Glacier. It’s a steep ride down to the glacier, but once parked you have free time to walk around and become an ice explorer.

Athabasca Falls

The falls are impressive for the volume and force of water, which can be safely viewed and photographed from various viewing platforms and walking trails.

Sunwapta Falls

With a drop of 61 feet, The Sunwapta Falls consists of an upper and lower fall with a hike that will get you close enough to feel the mist. 

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is one of the most romantic lakes in the Canadian Rockies area to visit, especially during snow season when the white-peaked mountains create a stunning and tranquil landscape.

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