Attractions

Top Choice Glacier in Icefields Parkway

Athabasca Glacier

The tongue of the Athabasca Glacier runs from the Columbia Icefield to within walking distance of the road opposite the Icefield Centre. It can be visited on foot or in a Snocoach bus. It has retreated about 2km sin…
Top Choice Hot Springs in Jasper Town & Around

Miette Hot Springs

More remote than Banff's historic springs, Miette Hot Springs ('discovered' in 1909) are 61km northeast of Jasper off Hwy 16, near the park boundary. The soothing waters, kept at a pleasant 40°C (104°F), are surroun…
Top Choice Lake in Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Named for Queen Victoria's otherwise anonymous fourth daughter (who also lent her name to the province), the gobsmackingly gorgeous Lake Louise is a place that requires multiple viewings. Aside from the standard pic…
Waterfall in Icefields Parkway

Weeping Wall

This towering rock wall sits just above the east side of the highway. In the summer months it is a sea of waterfalls, with tears of liquid pouring from the top, creating a veil of moisture. Come winter, it's a whole…
Hot Springs in Banff Town

Upper Hot Springs Pool

Banff quite literally wouldn’t be Banff if it weren’t for its hot springs, which gush out from 2.5km beneath Sulphur Mountain at a constant temperature of between 32°C (90°F) and 46°C (116°F) – it was the springs th…
Lake in Jasper Town & Around

Maligne Lake

Almost 50km from Jasper at the end of a stunning road that bears its name, 22km-long Maligne Lake is the recipient of a lot of hype. It is billed as one of the most beautiful lakes within the park and there's no den…
Lake in Icefields Parkway

Peyto Lake

You'll have already seen the indescribable blue of Peyto Lake in a thousand publicity shots, but there's nothing like gazing at the real thing – especially since the viewing point for this lake is from a lofty vanta…
Glacier in Icefields Parkway

Columbia Icefield

About halfway between Lake Louise village and Jasper Town, you'll glimpse the vast Columbia Icefield, covering an area the size of Vancouver and feeding eight glaciers. This remnant of the last ice age is up to 350m…
Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park

Cameron Lake

Backed by the sheer-sided slopes of Mt Custer, placid Cameron Lake is tucked tantalizingly beneath the Continental Divide at the three-way meeting point of Montana, Alberta and British Columbia. Poised at the end of…
Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park

Upper Waterton Lake

Visible from all over town, this is the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies, sinking to a murky 120m (394ft). One of the best vantage points is from the Prince of Wales Hotel, where a classic view is framed by an e…