Travel along the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. This scenic stretch of road has more than 100 glaciers, turquoise lakes and thundering waterfalls. Well-known stops along this route include Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake and Columbia Icefield. Part of the Columbia Icefield is Athabasca Glacier where it is possible to board a specially designed vehicle to travel along the surface of the glacier; step out onto the ice for magnificent alpine and glacial vistas. Or visit the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform that extends more than 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley.
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