Jasper Alberta Canada. The Icefields Parkway is a 160 mile road through the most amazing scenery. Even better are the wild animals along the side of the road. Bears, elk, caribou, mountain goats, moose, big horn sheep, fox, it felt like someone left the gates to the zoo open. Early June is the best time to go, the animals come down to the edge of the road to get the salt.
Hiking the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk, near Jasper, Alberta Canada. The hike crosses a deep and narrow canyon filled with stunning ice formations. National Geographic called this one of the best hikes in Canada!
While Banff is often touted as the national park of the Rockies, Jasper is actually the largest of the Rocky Mountain parks. Soaring peaks and over 1,200 km of hiking trails await. Take the Icefields Parkway to get there; it’s one of the most scenic drives in the world.