Icefields Parkway Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)

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Icefields Parkway which includes mountains, a lake or waterhole and tranquil scenes

This is one of North America’s most awe-inspiring journeys. Snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and glaciers are a few of the wonders you’ll see along the way.

Icefields Parkway, also known as Highway 93, runs through the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. The Parks are classed as a world heritage site because of their pristine beauty and on the Icefields Parkway you get to see the best of it during one epic journey. En route, you’ll get to see lakes, glaciers, and peaks and you can get involved in several outdoor activities.

Grab your camera, binoculars and hiking boots and embark on the 144-mile (232-kilometer) road trip from Jasper to Banff. It’s possible to do a day-long organized trip along Icefields Parkway by bus. Rent a car if you want to see everything at your own pace. You can spend a few nights in a mountain resort or camp along the way.

Starting from the town of Jasper, the first leg of Icefields Parkway plies through the rugged charm of Jasper National Park. From here, you’ll head to the vast Columbia Icefield. Stop for a few hours to enjoy a trip over the Athabasca Glacier.

On your way again, you’ll pass the Bow Summit. Stop for a while at the Saskatchewan River Crossing, where three rivers collide. Take in this breathtaking natural display before heading to Peyto Lake. Walk the paved trail for the best views over the emerald lake, it is stunning!

Stay for a night or two at Lake Louise and go skiing or snowboarding. When you continue on your road trip, you can admire the rugged Castle Mountain or stop at Vermillion Lakes to get a photo of Mount Rundle reflected in its waters.

Once you’ve reached Banff, board the gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of Banff National Park.

Before you set out, it is recommended that you visit the official website for all road and safety reports. Also check which permits you may require and what to do when you encounter grizzly bear.

Icefields Parkway is at its busiest between July and August. Because snow is common year round, check the conditions to see if you’ll need snow chains.

Top Hotels Close to Icefields Parkway

Glacier View Lodge
Glacier View Lodge
3 out of 5
Highway 93 N, Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park South Entrance, AB
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Icefields Parkway and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Athabasca Glacier. Jasper National Park is 3.3 mi (5.3 ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (817 reviews)
"Beautiful view and rooms"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2021

Glacier View Lodge
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
1 out of 5
Ice Field Parkway, Rampart Creek, AB
Situated on a river, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Icefields Parkway and 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from Banff National Park. Panther Falls and Parker Ridge Trailhead ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
"WiFi but no showers"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2017

HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
David Thompson Resort Hotel
David Thompson Resort Hotel
2 out of 5
373007 Hwy 11, Cline River, AB
Situated in a national park, this hotel is 23.5 mi (37.8 km) from Banff National Park and 25.5 mi (41 km) from Icefields Parkway.
3.4/5 (114 reviews)
"We got late checking in and the staff was kind enough to leave our keys behind. The property was alright, had some food options during the day."

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2021

David Thompson Resort Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Icefields Parkway Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)

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Best Lodging Options Near Icefields Parkway

Callinghorselodge Selkirk Suite
Callinghorselodge Selkirk Suite
Golden, BC
The price is CA $165 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Callinghorselodge Selkirk Suite
Glacier View Lodge
Glacier View Lodge
3 out of 5
Highway 93 N, Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park South Entrance, AB
Glacier View Lodge
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
1 out of 5
Ice Field Parkway, Rampart Creek, AB
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
David Thompson Resort Hotel
David Thompson Resort Hotel
2 out of 5
373007 Hwy 11, Cline River, AB
David Thompson Resort Hotel
Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
2.5 out of 5
Columbia Shuswap A, Fortress Lake, BC
Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
2 out of 5
Highway 93 - Icefields Parkway, Sunwapta Falls, AB
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Callinghorse Lodge apartment
Callinghorse Lodge apartment
Golden, BC
The price is CA $220 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Callinghorse Lodge apartment
Callinghorselodge Willowbank Suite
Callinghorselodge Willowbank Suite
Golden, BC
The price is CA $165 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Callinghorselodge Willowbank Suite
Mountain View Cabins
Mountain View Cabins
2.5 out of 5
2383 Forde Station Road, Golden, BC
Mountain View Cabins
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.