Are you ready for one of the most spectacular drives in the world?
The Icefields Parkway, also known as Highway 93, is famous for its scenic mountain views. But visitors who only journey the route in summer miss out on the sparkling winter beauty that defines the true Canadian Rockies. That said, to witness epic glaciers, frozen waterfalls and ice-covered lakes, some important precautions must be taken.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable journey down the Parkway, make sure you heed the following tips before heading out on your winter adventure.
5 Know Where To Stay
Did you know that there are six hostels and four campgrounds you can stay at along the Icefields Parkway in the winter?
To make a reservation at one of the hostels, Call 866-762-4122 or visit www.hihostels.ca for information and reservations.
Wapiti Campground and Whirlpool Campground offer front country camping during the winter, while Big Bend and Wilcox Winter campgrounds offer backcountry camping. If you are interested in making a reservation at Wilcox, call 780-852-6177. For all other reservations, visit: reservation.pc.gc.ca.
For more information on travelling the Icefields Parkway in the winter, please visit the Parks Canada website.