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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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Great Glacier Trail – Glacier National Park

Great Glacier Trail – Glacier National Park

The Great Glacier trail is one of the quick, easy to reach hikes in Glacier National Park (in Canada) that you can stop and visit as you drive to Roger’s Pass. This trail used to lead up to the toe of the Illecillewaet Glacier. Nowadays the glacier has receded so far up the mountain that you cannot see if from this trail, but it is still a fun walk that rewards you with stunning views of Mount Sir Donald. We…

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Athabasca Glacier Hike – Icefields Parkway

Athabasca Glacier Hike – Icefields Parkway

Do you ever find it strange to think that glaciers have toes? Well, they do! The terminus of a glacier is called a toe, and these walks will take you right up to the Toe of the Athabasca Glacier. I suppose that makes sense as glaciers are slowly receding (and tiptoeing away!) I was really hoping we’d be able to fit in a quick Athabasca Glacier hike into our Icefields Parkway road trip, but nothing could quite prepare me for…

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