The Icefield Parkway is the scenic highway connecting Banff National Park with Jasper National Park.
And as far as scenic roadways go, the Icefield Parkway is tops. You’ll never have a long drive that is so enjoyable. Seriously – unless you are afraid of a little bit of heights and a whole lot of snow-covered mountains and magical blue-green lakes and even glaciers and maybe even some wildlife sightings.
I don’t recommend rushing on the Icefield Parkway on the way to or from Jasper or Banff townsites. The Icefield Parkway is a destination in itself. It is nice to stop in the rest areas along the way to take in the scenery. You may even want to make time for the many excellent hikes along the way.
Here’s a few pictures (click to view larger) from along the Icefield Parkway in Banff National Park in the area south of the Jasper National Park border.