Highway 93. Sounds like any other highway in North America. Don’t be fooled by it. It is also referred to as “Icefields Parkway” or “Promenade des Glaciers”. It takes you all the way through Alberta’s flagships, Banff and Jasper National Park. Sit back and just take in the breathtaking beauty of 230km of the Canadian Rockies leading you all the way up to the Columbia Icefields, Corrie’s and my destination for the day. The Athabasca Glacier is the main attraction there – you can book a tour that takes you onto the surface of the massive glacier where you can walk around and explore. Or you can check out the brand-new Glacier Skywalk: a glassbottom skywalk that hovers over a valley surrounded by sharp mountain ridges. To be honest, it is not as scary as I imagined it to be! Even if you are afraid of heights, you should give it a try. It is definitely worth peeing your pants!
Although these attractions are incredibly stunning, being on the road is the main attraction on this trip. The freedom of hopping into your car and just leaving everything behind is the best feeling in the world.