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 National Park in Jasper Town & Around

Jasper National Park

Mountain lions, wolves, caribou, beaver and bear roam freely; glaciers stretch out between mountain peaks; waterfalls thunder over slopes; and valleys are wide and lush, with rivers charging turbulently through them…
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…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Icefields Parkway

Glacier Skywalk

This glass-floored, glass-sided, open-air lookout and walkway is suspended high above the Sunwapta River opposite Mt Kitchener. It has collected numerous architectural awards, and while it doesn't make the already s…
Top Choice National Park in Banff Town

Banff National Park

Towering like giant castles in the sky, the mountains and valleys of Banff provide endless opportunities for wildlife-watching, hiking, boating, climbing, mountain biking, skiing or simply convening with nature. Lus…
Top Choice Museum in Banff Town

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Founded by local artists Catharine and Peter Whyte, the century-old Whyte Museum is more than just a rainy-day option. It boasts a beautiful, ever-changing gallery displaying art from 1800 to present, by both region…
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…
Area in Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway is often referred to locally as the ‘world’s most spectacular road’, and it’s tough to argue. Stretching for 230km north from Lake Louise all the way to Jasper, the road climbs through an amazi…
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…