Icefield Highway

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in Canada

This was definitely one of the most scenic routes we had done so far!

Following the icy road – wondering how they came up with the name – we couldn’t stop wondering about natures work. With viewing distance we passed seven icefields (large upland glaciers) and about 25 smaller glaciers.

The Weeping Wall was just incredible. Tons of ice just clinging on the rocks – water, frozen in time - and we saw some ice climbers hanging in the wall. But the Columbia Icefield with 200 km2 – the largest in the Rocky Mountains – took our breath away.

To see nature not only from the road we did a little track around the Athabasca Falls and the canyon it created was really cool. So whoever has time and is in Canada – drive the Icefield Highway.