Icefields Parkway (North)

Jasper National Park

Aside from being one of the most scenic drives in Canada, the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) affords access to many of the best scrambling and mountaineering objectives within the Canadian Rockies. The northern half of the Icefields Parkway begins at the Town of Jasper and then passes highlights such as Mt. Edith Cavell, Mt. Fryatt, and Mt. Athabasca, before reaching the Banff/Jasper boundary near Parker Ridge. Note that you will need a park pass to travel along this highway. Also pay careful attention to the gas station warnings. The facilities at Saskatchewan River Crossing are only open in the summer and parts of shoulder season (and charge at least a 30% premium), after that, you will need to make it all the way to the Lake Louise (230km) or Nordegg (242km).

Reports from this Region

Beauty Creek & Stanley Falls

– Max. Elev. 1,687 m / 5,535ft. –

Big Bend Peak

– Max. Elev. 2,824 m / 9,265ft. –
Scrambling / Hiking

Geraldine Peak

– Max. Elev. 2,947 m / 9,669ft. –

Mount Hardisty

– Max. Elev. 2,715 m / 8,907ft. –
Scrambling / Hiking

Mount Wilcox

– Max. Elev. 2,884 m / 9,462ft. –
Hiking / Scrambling

Nigel Peak

– Max. Elev. 3,219 m / 10,561ft. –
Mountaineering / Scrambling

Nigel SE3

– Max. Elev. 3,025 m / 9,925ft. –

Tangle Ridge

– Max. Elev. 3,000 m / 9,843ft. –
Hiking / Scrambling