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Icefields Parkway – one of the most spectacular roads worldwide

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Distance 232.1 km
3:34 h
2,286 m
1,806 m
Icefields parkway connects Jasper and Lake Louise. The highway is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, wide glaciers and impressive valleys.

It is one of the most beautiful and famous roads worldwide: Icefields Parkway. Also known as Highway 93 North the route passes azure lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and the Columbia Icefield. The two national parks Banff and Jasper are crossed by the road, therefore many wild animals can be watched at the roadside. It is possible to pass the 232 km (144 miles) in three hours but it is worth taking some more time to enjoy all the highlights of the tour. It makes sense to plan one day for the trip. Offside the road there are many viewpoints, hiking trails or other points of interest which should be visited.

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Profile picture of Hartmut Wimmer Author Hartmut Wimmer 
True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here:

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