Although Highway 93 was given the name Icefields Parkway for its abundance of glaciers, there are many reasons why this route is considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Connecting Alberta’s Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, this 232 km (144 mile) stretch of road combines jagged mountain peaks, sweeping valleys, turquoise hued lakes and curious wildlife into one spectacular journey. It’s estimated that over a million people drive the parkway each year to marvel at its dramatic and diverse landscape.
Day 2 began where Part 1 left off, in the town of Banff approximately 60 kms (27 miles) away from the Icefields Parkway gates. Click on the map below for a detailed view of the area.
• Click here for 2014 Acura MDX Road Trip: Alberta’s Rockies Part 1
More information on the Icefields Parkway:
• Icefields Parkway – icefieldsparkway.ca
• Parks Canada – pc.gc.ca
• Travel Alberta – travelalberta.com
• Brewster Travel Canada – brewster.ca
[Source: Acura Connected]
Great Shots and looks like a great trip.
Incredible shots, Chris! Wow. Lake Louise should be (and probably is) on a postcard. I must visit. And that Skywalk – calling my name. Looks like you had a ton of fun and these are PROFESSIONAL grade pics.