Icefields Parkway (crs)

Along the Road
Along the Road
Athabasca Falls
Athabasca Falls
The glacier in 1986.
Athabasca Glacier
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge in the distance
Bow Lake / Crow Foot
In the fall.
Peto Lake / Bow Summit
Sunwapta Pass
Sunwapta Pass
      

 

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The Icefields Parkway, 230 km (140 mi) long, was completed in 1940.  It is named for features such as the Columbia Icefield, visible from the parkway.  The parkway is busy in July and August with up to 100,000 vehicles a month.  The parkway is mainly two lanes with occasional passing lanes.  Snow can be expected at any time of year and extreme weather is common in winter.  I've seen it in July.  Wildlife is abundant and scenic overlooks are frequent.  People often stop to photograph wildlife.  The shoulders are very wide and allow stopping without hindering but one must watch out for pedestrians crossing the road for photographs.

Reference/s: Wikipedia

Identifier: 303, Last Accessed: 2017-09-18 12:11:25

 

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