Icefields Parkway

With incredible scenery of lakes, canyons, snowy peaks, glaciers and waterfalls, Icefields Parkway is one of the best drives in the world over 230km between Banff and Jasper.

View Holidays

Icefields Parkway is one of the world’s greatest drives with breathtaking mountain scenery between Banff and Jasper national parks. A highlight of the region is the Columbia Icefield, the largest ice field of its kind outside the poles. Athabasca Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers to trek along, and the Glacier Sky Walk further north is a unique experience on a glass-floored observation platform 280 metres over the Sunwapta Valley.

The route can be done in about three hours but it’s far better to take your time and spend a day exploring some spectacular stop-offs on the way. The first stop of note outside Banff is Vermillion Lakes set against the backdrop of Mount Rundle. Next is Johnston Canyon with hiking trails to waterfalls, while further north lie the turquoise waters of Lake Louise, one of Canada’s most famous sights.

Further north, Bow Lake has great views of Crowfoot Mountain. Even more impressive is Peyto Lake, one of the most visited in the Canadian Rockies, best viewed from the 2,000-metre peak of Bow Summit.

Over the Saskatchewan River Crossing is the Weeping Wall, a 100-metre-high cliff face with several waterfalls. The next stop is the amazing Columbia Icefield and Glacier Sky Walk, where Banff and Jasper national parks meet. The last stops before Jasper are the beautiful Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls.

Creating tailor-made Holidays for 40 years

Things to do in Icefields Parkway

Explore a wide range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences in Icefields Parkway, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.

Grand Canyon
About Us

Brought to you by Journey Latin America, the team behind the UK's No.1 Specialist in travel to Central and South America, Journeyscape is a collection of inspiring, authentic and extraordinary journeys delivered with exceptional customer service across the USA and Canada.

Learn more
Holiday Styles

Centred around Canada and the USA's most unforgettable experiences and unique activities, our holiday styles cater to every interest.

Learn more
Big Sur California
How we travel

Whether it's a tailor-made holiday created from scratch, or a pre-designed holiday crafted by our experts, we can provide an incredible holiday experience based on your specific preferences.

Learn more


Your edit for North America inspiration

Inspired by the landscapes, culture, wildlife and cuisine of Canada and the USA, explore our entertaining range of articles, travel tips, destination guides, recipes and much more.

View Extraordinary Inspiration
Banff National Park in Alberta

Destination Guides

Highlights of Alberta: Best places to visit

Learn more
Okanagan Valley BC

Food and Drink

British Columbia’s Wine Country

Learn more
Portland food cart

Food and Drink

Discover Portland: A guide to the best food carts

Learn more
Kootenay Rockies

Meet Our Team

Real North America Travel Experts

Ben Line
Ben Line - Head of Sales

Ben Line is the Head of Sales at Journeyscape and our sister brand Journey Latin America, having lived abroad and travelled extensively over the years.

Mallika Jain - Travel Expert

Mallika’s love for North America first began when she attended an American boarding school as a teenager. Her mother’s side of the family lived in the USA, so she enjoyed frequent trips across many states.

Joshua Salter - Travel Expert

Joshua has been travelling to the USA since childhood, visiting his father and four siblings on the west coast. He is fortunate to have travelled to 42 of the 50 US states, and hopes to complete the set by his next big birthday.

Dominique Kotsias - Product Manager

Dominique caught the North America travel bug when she was in her late teens and has travelled extensively throughout the USA and Canada, particularly drawn to the countries' outstanding natural beauty and wildlife. With over 10 years of product and marketing experience in North America, Dominique’s passion for the destination is infectious.

Why Journeyscape?

We love north america

  • Up-to-the-minute knowledge underpinned by 40 years experience
  • All of our Travel Experts have personal knowledge of the destination
  • A passion for the region runs through all we do

Travel with Confidence

  • Fully bonded and licensed
  • ATOL-protected
  • Book with confidence, knowing every penny is secure
  • 24 hour help available at every step of your journey

The Real North America

  • Our insider knowledge helps you go beyond the guidebooks
  • We hand-pick hotels both for their character and services
  • We'll give you authentic experiences based on your personal preferences

Journeyscape brought to you from the award-winning experts at Journey Latin America