Icefields Parkway 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 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…
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…
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…
Mountain in Icefields Parkway

Mt Edith Cavell

Rising like a snowy sentinel over Jasper Town, Mt Edith Cavell (3363m) is one of the park’s most distinctive and physically arresting peaks. What it lacks in height it makes up for in stark, ethereal beauty. Accesse…
Waterfall in Icefields Parkway

Athabasca Falls

A deafening combination of sound, spray and water, Athabasca Falls is Jasper’s most dramatic and voluminous waterfall. Despite being only 23m high, the thunderous Athabasca River has cut deeply into the soft limesto…
Waterfall in Icefields Parkway

Sunwapta Falls

Meaning 'turbulent water' in the native language of the Stoney First Nations, the 18m Sunwapta Falls formed when the glacial meltwaters of the Sunwapta River began falling from a hanging valley into the deeper, U-sh…
Viewpoint in Icefields Parkway

Crowfoot Glacier Lookout

From this pullover viewpoint on the Icefields Pkwy you can see the icy behemoth of Crowfoot Glacier nestled on the rocky flanks of Crowfoot Mountain, above Bow Lake. The glacier was originally named for its three cl…