Top 7 Things to do on the Alberta Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway will take you through 230 kilometers of spectacular scenery, passing 100 separate glaciers, turquoise alpine lakes, mountain peaks and roaring waterfalls as you drive between Lake Louise and Jasper. Hiking trails, picnic spots and campgrounds offer plenty of opportunity for stops along the way.

The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre is a central location on the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper, that becomes a great departure point for many activities and adventures on the Icefields Parkway. The Glacier Discovery Centre is also the departure/arrival point for the new Glacier Skywalk and the Glacier Adventure.
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Scenic 230 kilometer drive

Scenic 230 kilometer drive

Taking you between Jasper and Lake Louise, this exciting drive will take you through spectacular mountain scenery and past 100 glaciers. 
Hiking

Hiking

The Icefields Parkway is studded with wonderful hiking trails for all abilities and fitness levels. Don’t miss the Mistaya Canyon Trail, one of the most popular and scenic hikes in the area.
Glacier Adventure

Glacier Adventure

Drive out onto the Athabasca Glacier with an experienced guide, and get up close and personal with this ancient and dramatic landmark.
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Glacier Skywalk

Glacier Skywalk

Take a walk out on this brand new, glass-floored observatory, a full 918 feet over the Sunwapta Valley.
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Picnics

Picnics

Frequent stopping points along the Icefields Parkway feature picnic spots where you can stop and enjoy the views. Num-Ti-Jah Lodge and the Bow Falls Trail head are both beautiful spots to stop for a picnic.
The Glacier Gallery

The Glacier Gallery

Opening in Summer 2015, this display will feature a theatre and a fascinating combination of interactive displays and activities. A fun way to answer all your questions about the glaciers.
Helicopter Trips

Helicopter Trips

Columbia Helitours offer a unique and exciting way to see the very best of this spectacular scenery.