Thursday, 22 January 2015

Icefields Parkway - Alberta, Canada

The Icefields Parkway (Alberta 93 North) is a beautiful 230 km (143 mile) section of road that begins at Lake Louise on the southern end and ends at Jasper at the northern end.  The road cuts through a section of the Canadian Rockies that is loaded with more pictures then you could pack on a memory card.  While the ride is relatively short, plan a full day to make the journey as you'll be stopping many times to enjoy the views, which will include majestic mountains, lakes, wildlife and a large glacier or two.

The beginning of the parkway

Ice can be found on the high mountain lakes in late spring and early summer...

and be emerald clear only a few kilometers down the road

One of the locals...
If you like corners and elevation changes, you'll love this road!

The Glacier Skywalk - A glass observation deck that is 300 meters (1,000 ft) above the valley floor

 Snow and ice

One of many mountain and waterfall scenes along the way

Hanging out on the Glacier Skywalk

I would highly recommend planning a ride through the Canadian Rockies, especially along this road.

Gerald Trees
Dream Your Ride

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