Sightseeing – Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway, Alberta Canada
Sightseeing – Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway, Alberta Canada Highlights
There is a part of the Canadian Rockies that is so stunningly scenic, so beyond description by mere words, so amazing that we would advise NOT playing golf so that they can be fully enjoyed, that it warrants the only non-golf oriented page on our website. These are Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway in the Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Canadian Rockies. Even the photos won’t do them justice. How is it possible for Lake Louise to be THAT color? For it to look like an Emerald diamond when viewed from afar? For there to actually exist a location so beautiful that it wouldn’t be out of place in the Wizard of Oz or a Star Wars movie or even Avatar? You can stay literally on the edge of Lake Louise at the Fairmont Lake Louise and instead of walking 18 holes here, you can walk to the tea hut! This hike of maybe a mile or two but nearly vertical takes you to Lake Agnes which looks down about 1000 feet on Lake Louise. There is really a “tea hut” up here, what a spot for afternoon tea and a light lunch! How can it get any better than Lake Louise! Unbelievably, just drive out the hotel entrance and merge on to the magnificent Icefields Parkway. This has to be the most scenic drive in the entire world, connecting Banff and Jasper National Parks, and halfway to Jasper is the magnificent Columbia Icefields where you can take a SnoCoach out onto the Athabasca Glacier and stand on a wall of ice so tall that the Eiffel Tower in Paris could fit under your feat! All of this in the middle of July or whenever you want to visit. Continue up the parkway to the vertigo-inducing Glacier Skywalk and then on to the beautiful Athabasca Falls. The best news is, once you arrive in Jasper, you will be able to look forward to driving back the other way! If you’re going to make the effort to visit Canada’s amazing Rocky Mountains in Alberta, you have to allow a day or two for Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. This is the one time that we can say, you won’t miss your clubs!!!
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