Columbia-icefields

The largest icefield south of Alaska, the Columbia Icefield will astonish you.

Walk around on glacial ice at Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park, and taste pure glacial waters. 

The Icefields Parkway is more than a drive, it is a journey.  In fact, National Geographic has claimed it as one of the world's most amazing drives. Tour this unique region alongside a chain of massive icefields, and experience truly ‘Canadian’ sights of sparkling glacial ice and crisp snow, yes, even during the summer.

Covering 389 sq km (233 sq mi), this territory is something every visitor to the Canadian Rockies should see. Several guided tours of the Columbia Icefields are available, and you can even walk around on the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park, as well as have a taste of pure glacial water.

Activities

Canoeing, cycling, mountain biking, mountaineering, hiking, trail walks, photography, sightseeing, scenic drives, wildlife viewing, glacier tours, glacier lake tours, bird watching. Num Ti Jah Lodge is north of Lake Louise at the headwaters of Bow Lake. Note: Num Ti-Jah Lodge is closed in the winter.