AFTER VISITING THE LAKES SURROUNDING BANFF WE NOTICED A FEW MILES FURTHER NORTH WAS THE BRITISH COLUMBIAN ICEFIELDS . WE DECIDED TO GIVE IT A LOOK NOT KNOWING JUST WHAT AWE INSPIRING SCENERY WE WERE ABOUT TO WITNESS.
Panorama View : On the Icefield parkway to the Columbian Icefields
The Columbia Icefield is located on Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway; The Icefields Parkway. This is the route to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes,
Considered one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway , alpine meadows and snow-capped peaks. For two hundred and thirty kilometres, from Lake Louise to the Jasper townsite, the Parkway winds along the shoulder of the Great Divide and passes by the spectacular mountains of the Eastern Main Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. It follows the headwaters of three major rivers and crosses two major passes en route.
The Crowfoot Glacier is an awesome sight and rates as one of the area's top attractions. Many years ago, this famous glacier had three distinctive claw-like structures, although one has since worn away. The Crowfoot Glacier can be found on the way to Peyto Lake, from Lake Louise.