Review: Is the Glacier View Lodge Worth It?

Nestled right between Banff and Jasper National Park along the stunning Icefields Parkway, Glacier View Lodge stands as a testament to nature’s grandeur and human ingenuity. Situated at the foot of Athabasca Glacier, this unique lodge offers unforgettable views, comfortable rooms, and the perfect place to call home while exploring nearby sights like the Jasper …

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Is the Athabasca Glacier Icefield Adventure Tour Worth It?

Is the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure Tour Worth It?

The Columbia Icefield Adventure Tour (also called the Athabasca Glacier Tour) on the Icefields Parkway is one of the most popular attractions along the famed route. Huge icefield explorer vehicles transport guests to the base of Athabasca Glacier, allowing them to get up close and personal with the glacier. For many, it’s the experience of …

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Columbia Icefield (Athabasca Glacier) Experience: 25 Tips Before Visiting

The Athabasca Glacier is a massive glacial toe to the expansive Columbia Icefield that sits on Canada’s British Columbia/Alberta border. It is arguably the most accessible glacier in North America and offers visitors a chance to get up close and personal with an earth-shaping wonder. The Columbia Icefields Discovery Center is the gateway for many …

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Things to Know BEFORE Visiting Mistaya Canyon

The Mistaya River meanders through the Canadian Rockies, with the stunning Icefields Parkway tracing its path. Beginning at Peyto Lake, 30 km away, the Mistaya River flows northwestward. Along its journey, it is fed by tributaries such as Delta, Silverhorn, Cirque, Noyes, Chephren, Totem, Epaulette, Bison, Kaufmann, and Sarbach. En route, the river forms elongated …

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Parker Ridge Hike on the Icefields Parkway

11 Amazing Hikes Along the Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway, or Highway 93 North, is on most visitors’ bucket lists when visiting the Canadian Rockies. It’s been dubbed the most beautiful drive in the world, and after driving this road countless times, we have to agree. Many visitors take the whole day to drive the Parkway, stopping at roadside pull-offs and lakes. …

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Is the Columbia Icefield Skywalk Worth It? (Jasper Skywalk)

The Columbia Icefield Skywalk, also known as the Jasper Skywalk or Glacier Skywalk, is a popular tourist attraction in Jasper National Park. The Jasper Skywalk is a glass-bottomed bridge that extends out from a cliff edge at a height of nearly 300 meters from the valley floor down below. Visitors will be thrilled as they …

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23 BEAUTIFUL Stops on the Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway, or Hwy 93 North, is a scenic drive between Banff and Jasper that attracts visitors from around the world. Some call it the Jasper Icefields, and some just refer to it as “the Parkway.” Regardless, it’s a place where one can enjoy drive-in nature, surrounded by waterfalls, rock spires, ancient glaciers, and …

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How to Hike Parker Ridge Trail On the Icefields Parkway

We left Canmore before sunrise to head up the Icefields Parkway for some amazing morning light. We had many photo stops planned, but we were really hoping we would have the time and the weather would hold strong for us to hike the Parker Ridge trail near the Columbia Icefield. We got lucky and had …

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How to Scramble Observation Peak in Banff National Park

Have you heard of the Instagram famous Peyto Lake? Most visitors park in the nearby parking lot and walk up an easy 10-minute maintained path to see it in the summer. However, those looking for an alternative, more adventurous way to see Peyto Lake, and the rest of the beautiful Banff National Park should consider …

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The Onion Scramble

How to Scramble The Onion on the Icefields Parkway

There is no shortage of hikes and scrambles along the Icefields Parkway that offer views of craggy peaks topped by glaciers, and the Onion Scramble is no exception. The scramble up to this unofficial peak places right next to the Wapta Icefield, the source of the Bow River. Expect to see glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, tarns, …

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