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.


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.


Num-Ti-Jah Lodge - photo: Fraser Cameron

Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

Bow Lake, Alberta

Nestled along the shores of Bow Lake is Jimmy Simpson’s Num-Ti-Jah Lodge surrounded by dramatic scenery. The lodge has 16 rustic rooms to stretch out in, hot showers any time, thick duvets to crawl under, and no phones or TV in the room to interrupt your thoughts. The restaurant is the heart of this Lodge for its fantastic food, drink and authentic mountain ambience. The cuisine is fresh, in season and always cooked to perfection. WiFi is available and is subject to weather and usage.