Columbia Icefields Parkway

Old Feb 5th, 2017, 10:40 AM
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Columbia Icefields Parkway

You know that is better than Jasper and Banff in Alberta?
The highway that links them together: Columbia Icefields Parkway.
Our best drive in Canada by far!

Apart from Jasper and Banff national parks, Alberta is world famous for a highway that links these parks. Highway 93 North, also known as Columbia Icefields Parkway is one of the top drives in the world! The journey between the two parks is a mere 232 km that should take you 3 hours to complete but instead took us 11 hrs to finish.

What it is so special about this drive? It is far more than just a drive, it is grand journey that is full of jaw dropping sights and discoveries. If you ever plan on making a bucket list, add this drive. From wildlife encounters, towering waterfalls, massive glaciers to snow capped peaks around every bend, you will not be disappointed. We were stopping every 5 minutes for pictures. Every bend takes you to a new visual spectacle.

I wish there was a way to share images with the readers.

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Old Feb 6th, 2017, 10:47 AM
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One correction - it is called the Icefields Parkway.
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Great job! Thank you for taking the time to add all the pictures and post your comments. We'll be going here in August and this post gets me very excited to visit!!
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For anyone looking for a cheap place to stay, there is a HI hostel near the north end of the Parkway about 4 miles SW of Jasper.
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I have had the good fortune to be able to travel to different countries, but I have never been anywhere as beautiful as this . The drive from Banff to Jasper took us all day going and then another full day when we left Jasper going to Banff.

I think that we stopped every 10 minutes at a pull-off to take pictures

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