Photo of the Day: Icefield Parkway near Athabasca Glacier

With so many sites along one of the most scenic stretches of road in the world, the Icefield Parkway is a must while vacationing in Jasper National Park or Banff National Park.

The Icefield Parkway connects the 2 parks. It is an afternoon drive to get from Jasper townsite to the town of Banff. And if you take your time and make a few stops along the way, you can easily fill up a day.

I took this shot just north of the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park. Purple flowers dot the foreground (click to see larger picture) and in the background, the shadows of clouds drift over the snow speckled mountain top.

Near Athabasca Glacier

Icefield Parkway near Athabasca Glacier

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