Icefields Parkway, Alberta – Canada

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada
Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

If you come to the western part of Canada, for example, to British Columbia or Alberta , then you need to drive along Icefield Parkway or Highway 93), otherwise you can summarize that you came to this part of Canada in vain and, in fact, you are not in Canada were – were anywhere: in Shanghai, Seoul or Bombay.

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

What is Icefield Parkway: This is a trail built especially for tourists in the 70s, linking Canada’s oldest national park – Banff and the younger Jasper. This is a photographer’s paradise: more than 200 sites for photographing natural beauty along 250 km.

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

It is a two-lane toll highway with good markings and quality asphalt. Let’s say you are driving south to north (the most common route) from Lake Louise to Jasper. At the beginning of the road, go through the payment booths. Tell your destination – for example, the city of Jasper and pay 19.6 CAD and have 8 hours to drive all the attractions along the road. Receive a receipt with the date and time when you must leave Icefield, which must be stuck on your windshield.

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

Icefields Parkway in Alberta, Canada

Area Columbia Aysfild (Columbia Icefield) through which Aysfild track Parkway is: 6 glaciers: Athabasca, Castleguard, Columbia Glacier, Dome Glacier, Stutfield and Saskatchewan Glacier This is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies: Mount Columbia (3,747 m), Mount Kitchener (3,505 m), North Twin Peak (3,684 m), South Twin Peak (3,566 m) and others.

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

Icefields Parkway – These are glacial lakes with turquoise waters and reflective mountain peaks with snow caps on your way. Imagine – you languish from the 30-degree heat photographing these lakes, and snow and ice are just a stone’s throw away. Feels like 100 meters.

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

Animals that can theoretically be found on the trails in Columbia Icefield: grizzly and black bears, elk, horned goat, mountain goat, golden eagle, cougar Lakes on the way from Lake Louise to Jasper: Hector Lake, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Mistaya Lake, Chephren Lake, Glacier Lake.


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