Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Icefields Parkway. Banff National Park and Jasper National Park

On our way to Jasper from Lake Louise, we traveled up the Icefields Parkway.
The Icefields Parkway is a scenic road in Alberta, Canada that parallels the Continental Divide, traversing the rugged landscape of the Canadian Rockies, traveling through Banff National Park and Jasper National Park.
The Icefields Parkway is 140 miles long and is named for features such as the Columbia Icefield, visible from the parkway.
A large number of glaciers can be seen from the parkway. Pictures of the Athabasca Glacier were taken from the Wilcox Pass Trail. We only went part way (2.5 miles round trip, 524 feet elevation gain).

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