Banff to Jasper Drive & Hike

One of the world's most scenic drives, the Icefields Parkway connects some of the best hiking in the Canadian Rockies. Stretch your legs on winding trails over glacial moraines, past imposing peaks, and along turquoise lakeshores. You'll see all this and more on the road from Banff to Jasper.

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City walking tour · Alberta

Drive Calgary Airport to Banff

August 02, 2018
145.4 km
1:40 h
905 m
616 m
Get excited for your hikes by driving out of the flats of Calgary and through the impressive boundaries of the Canadian Rockies to Banff. 
from Hannah Lafleur,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Alberta

Tunnel Mountain

July 27, 2018
moderate
6 km
2:30 h
313 m
306 m
Accessible from downtown Banff, this out-and-back hike is the perfect welcome to the grand Canadian Rockies.
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City walking tour · British Columbia

Drive Banff to Stanley Glacier

August 02, 2018
45.1 km
0:35 h
402 m
216 m
This drive will take you off the Trans-Canada Highway south towards Kootenay National Park. 
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Hiking trail · British Columbia

Stanley Glacier Trail

July 27, 2018
moderate
10.8 km
5:00 h
577 m
577 m
This out-and-back valley hike takes you through stands of young pine trees before opening up onto a massive moraine leading toward Stanley Glacier. 
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City walking tour · British Columbia

Drive Stanley Glacier to Lake Louise

August 02, 2018
38.9 km
0:35 h
312 m
277 m
Follow the Bow River Northeast as you drive this popular route between Banff and Lake Louise.
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Hiking trail · Alberta

Lake Agnes Loop

July 27, 2018
moderate
6.8 km
3:00 h
395 m
395 m
This quick ascent allows for spectacular views of Lake Louise from above and the opportunity to taste tea made from glacier water at Lake Agnes ...
from Hannah Lafleur,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Alberta

Plain of Six Glaciers Loop

July 27, 2018
moderate
17.9 km
8:00 h
815 m
915 m
Follow the watershed that leads into Lake Louise up to it's glacial origin. 
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City walking tour · Alberta

Drive Lake Louise to Wilcox Pass

August 02, 2018
126.2 km
1:45 h
1335 m
853 m
A highlight of all the drives, today's route will take you along the famous Icefields Parkway where glaciers can be spotted from numerous spots ...
from Hannah Lafleur,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Alberta

Wilcox Pass Trail

July 27, 2018
moderate
9.3 km
5:00 h
441 m
441 m
For only a short incline, this walk packs a punch of stunning glacier views. 
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City walking tour · Alberta

Drive Wilcox Pass to Jasper

August 02, 2018
106.2 km
1:30 h
270 m
1235 m
Drive the final part of the stunning Icefields Parkway as you pass peaks and lakes on both sides en route to the iconic town of Jasper. 
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City walking tour · Alberta

Drive Jasper to Sulphur Skyline Trail

August 02, 2018
60.4 km
1:00 h
587 m
252 m
Follow the Athabasca River North on this drive up Route 16 before pulling off into the mountains and driving upward toward Miette Hot Springs. 
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Hiking trail · Alberta

Sulphur Skyline Trail

July 27, 2018
moderate
8.1 km
5:30 h
669 m
669 m
This final hike is quite the treat as you'll get views of Utopia Mountain and Ashlar Ridge with time to take a dip in the hot springs afterward. 
from Hannah Lafleur,   Macs Adventure