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Icefields Parkway

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The Icefields Parkway follows the heart of the Canadian Rockies from Banff to Jasper and is claimed by Canadians to be the most scenic mountain drive in the world. Some of the planet’s great beauty spots are found along here, including Banff, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Honeymoon Lake and Malign Lake. There are innumerable hiking opportunities in summer but watch out for bears. Winter offers great skiing and the bears are asleep.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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My husband and I did the Icefields Parkway in early Oct 09. It was great. My favorite place was Moraine Lake - absolutely beautiful, and in my opinion more striking than the more famous Lake Louise. Patricia Lake up by Jasper is also worth a trip and do not miss the chance to walk on the Athabasca Glacier.

I will say that while I enjoyed Banff, it is a bit too commercial for my tastes and the Banff hot springs were a bit of a let down.

Oh, and if you have the time, once your done with the Rockies head to the Okanagan Valley for a wine tour!

Highway 93

Also known as Highway 93, scenic Icefields Parkway is a road trip you won’t forget. Whether you travel by car or bike, the untamed landscapes of Canada’s first ever national park, Banff, and its biggest national park, Jasper, will inspire you with their natural beauty. Miles of biking and hiking trails, readily accessed by the highway, expose you to glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs, wildlife, and more.

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