Common questions How long is the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise?

How long is the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise?

How long is the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise?

3 hours
The Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 N.) is a 230 kilometer mountain road running through the heart of Banff and Jasper National Parks. It serves as a connection between Lake Louise and the town of Jasper. It’s a minimum of 3 hours driving time, not accounting for any stops along the way.

Is the Columbia Icefield worth it?

In short and in our opinion, the price or even your time is not worth the stop of Columbia Icefield Skywalk. You can also park at the Athabasca Glacier and take a short walk to the terminal of the Athabasca Glacier for free.

Is Jasper worth the drive from Banff?

You can definitely fill 7 days in Banff, especially if you wanted to hit up Yoho too. However, I would absolutely say driving to Jasper is worth it. We came back from the Rockies a month ago and we loved it all, but Jasper was our favorite. The drive is spectacular, so don’t view it as boring.

Why is the water so blue in Banff?

As the melt water from a glacier starts to flow in the spring time it carries with it glacier silt or rock flour. The rock flour is very light and stays suspended in the lake water for a long time. The sunlight that reflects off these particles is what gives the lakes their spectacular turquoise blue or green colour.

How to get to the icefield in Jasper?

The Columbia Icefield is one one of the most famous sights in Jasper National Park. To get to the Columbia Icefield, travel 90 to 120 km south from Jasper on Highway 93, famously known as the Icefields Parkway.

How tall is the icefield bridge in Jasper?

The Columbia Icefield Skywalk, also known as the Jasper Skywalk, is the latest tourist attraction unveiled in Jasper National Park. It’s a glass-bottomed bridge that extends out from a cliff edge at a height of nearly 300 meters from the valley floor down below.

Which is the most famous area in Jasper?

The Columbia Icefield, is one of the most famous sightseeing areas in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies, and is also one of North America’s largest icefields. There are many ways to experience the Columbia Icefield.

Where to go to see the Columbia Icefield?

Learn more about the Columbia Icefield Skywalk Located on the first floor of the Glacier Discovery Centre, the Gift Shop offers clothing, postcards and other souvenirs perfect for preserving your memories of the Columbia Icefield. Let us do the driving!