Top 5 Places To Stop On Earth's Most Scenic Drive: The Icefields Parkway
The Icefields Parkway, it's been called by many outlets (including National Geographic, who also named it as one of Canada's Top 50 Places to see in a lifetime) one of the 'World's Most Scenic Drives.' It's not hard to see why it has gained such an epic reputation. Connecting Lake Louise and Jasper, two naturally beautiful powerhouses in their own right, the Icefields Parkway (also known as Highway 93) is a whopping 232km (144 miles) long. It meanders through and past glaciated mountain peaks, turquoise blue lakes, waterfalls and glaciers. Expect to see animals too, everything from Moose to Elk, to Bears. So if you thought Canada was only made up of large animals and kind people constantly saying "Eh?" and eating maple syrup and poutine - you were sorely mistaken! The entire highway through Banff National Park and Jasper National Park can be done in one day and should take around three hours. But we do recommend taking an entire day at least to try and get it done. Because you will be making quite a few stops and perhaps even enjoy a few short hikes throughout the day. Around every corner is another place to stop the car, pull over, get out, snap a few photos, and reattach your jaw from hanging open. While you are going to want to stop at every single one of these, you can make the most of your time by stopping at our Top 5 places along the Icefields Parkway.