Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, the Icefields Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the world, running through big mountains, glaciers and deep blue lakes.
It’s rated as one of the top drives in the world. Starting on the fringe of the Great Plains and climbing through the incomparable mountain scenery of Banff and Jasper National Parks, this magnificent drive—one of the crown jewels of western Canada—combines exhilarating vistas of forest, crag, and glacier.
This scene was captured on a cold December morning, the amber hues lit up the sky and punctuated the mountaintops along the Icefields Parkway. Photo © copyright by Alexander Jones.