Wilcox Viewpoint and Wilcox Lake

Wilcox Viewpoint and Wilcox Lake

The hike to Wilcox Pass and on to Wilcox Viewpoint is one of the easier hikes along the Icefields Parkway, that gives you access to glorious alpine meadows surrounded by glacier-filled mountain views. This is slightly more effort than my previous post (Parker Ridge). But we saw plenty of children on this trail and it is short enough that most people can do it easily. If you think 9km is still a bit long; You can just hike the first…

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Parker Ridge (in the smoke)

Parker Ridge (in the smoke)

Parker Ridge is one of the many fabulous hikes along the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada. This is a great hike for beginners, or anyone that would like to see some magnificent alpine views, without the associated effort that you normally need to hike up to such high elevations. We visited while forest fires were raging all over BC in August 2021. My photos are all pretty smoke-filled, but you can get the idea about…

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Bow Glacier Falls – Icefields Parkway

Bow Glacier Falls – Icefields Parkway

Bow Glacier Falls is one of the many spectacular waterfalls on epic drive along the Icefields Parkway. You can see this massive waterfall from the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge on Bow Lake, but to really appreciate it, you need to go on a hike. This is not a long or particularly tough hike; But the views are glorious – both of the surrounding mountains and the 150m cliff that the waterfall drops off. We visited the area when far-off wildfires had obscured…

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Wapta Falls – Yoho’s best waterfall?

Wapta Falls – Yoho’s best waterfall?

Wapta Falls has to be one of the best waterfalls I have ever seen. You can reach it via an easy hike, but the payoff is simply magnificent. We visited when the air was smoky and gross, but it would be even more incredible on a clear day. If you are passing through Yoho National Park, stop and visit Wapta Falls! You can probably tell (from my multiple posts about them) but Marc and I always love hiking to waterfalls….

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