Spiraling between the northern Rocky mountain range is the Icefields Parkway, running between the towns of Lake Louise and Jasper.
Claimed by some as the most beautiful mountain pass in the world, plan to stop along the way to gawk at the Athabasca Glacier (find out how it has receded in the colorfully tourist-decked visitors’ centre), Athabasca Falls and many twists and turns of the river revealing better and better views.
At the risk of sounding like a teacher, stick to the speed limit and DON’T get out to feed the bears! (Yip, we saw it, folks. Some people really are just that stupid).