Columbia Icefield Parkway - october 2008
Highway 93, the "Icefield Parkway", runs between Jasper and Banff through both the Jasper National Park and Banff National Park.
Home to many of the most beautiful lakes and waterfalls in the world, the jewel in the crown is the prehistoric Columbia Icefields, the last surviving piece of the thick ice mass that once covered most of Western Canada's mountains - a living relic of the last ice-age.
Driving the Icefield Parkway is to get a sense of the awe and majesty of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, and allows you to appreciate the character of the mountains, and how they differ in shape and size from European mountains like the French Alps.
Banff National Park - 180-degree panorama