Canadian Rockies, May 2014 – Jump in the car and drive.
That’s what most people do when traveling the Icefields Parkway. They
just grab the wheel and let the lay of the land guide them. Why not?
Spontaneity is a big part of what makes the Icefields Parkway the #1
attraction in Banff National Park (TripAdvisor). Especially when around
every curve there is another jaw-dropping panoramic view or a truly
wild sight like a trio of infant bear cubs under the protection of their
mother. For those who don’t want to miss a thing, a bit of a plan is in
order. Now travelers have a go-to, a travel resource, which will help
them transform their drive on the Icefields Parkway into a journey.
Named ‘One of the World’s Most Spectacular Drives’ by National
Geographic, the Icefields Parkway deserves discovery, and its own
was launched on the world-wide-web on May 16, 2014 out of a need for a
one-stop website that pointed out the best things to see and do on the
Icefields Parkway journey. “We have guests from both of our hotels ask
time and time again where they should take pictures, go for a hike, see
wildlife and stop for lunch on the Icefields Parkway,” says Chad
Gulevich, Owner of the Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise and the Mount
Robson Inn in Jasper. “With the Icefields Parkway connecting Jasper and
Lake Louise it was a natural fit to create a website where travellers
could see, envision and plan the activities and sights in-store for
The Icefields Parkway website – icefieldsparkway.com
features the most popular points of interest, great roadside hikes,
best photo opportunities, wildlife facts and interactive Google maps.
For those trivia buffs, the site features “Did You Know?” trivia buttons
on the interesting facts and figures of the Parkway. For example; did
you know that the Icefields Parkway is part of Highway 93 and also
shares its route with famous tourist destinations in the United States
such as the Hoover Dam and Freemont Street in Las Vegas?
Travel on the Icefields Parkway is an unplugged experience – there are no cell towers. So how do you access the site? Icefieldsparkway.com
includes ‘The Parkway Planner’ which you can download and print. The
Parkway Planner is a summary of the website with maps, points of
interest including Brewster’s Glacier Sky Walk – named one of the
world’s coolest new tourist attractions by Travel+Leisure. ‘The Parkway
Planner’ even includes the trivia questions for a bit of fun with your
fellow passengers. If you are looking for a brochure and map, the
Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise and the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper, as
well as many Travel Alberta Visitors Centres, offer the Icefields
Parkway Travel Guide.