Alberta's Iconic Road Trips

An Alberta road trip is so full of adventure that the road itself seems to call out to you. Heed the call and discover incredible country, rich culture and remarkable historic sites.
   
The Icefields Parkway – Discover the Rockies
Powerful waterfalls, pristine lakes, towering snow-capped mountains, more than 100 glaciers and an abundance of wildlife await those who travel the Icefields Parkway. This 232 km (144 mi) stretch of road between Lake Louise and Jasper is one of the world’s most dramatic drives. Along the way, visitors can stop at the new cliff-edge walkway known as Glacier Skywalk or visit the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre and ride a massive Ice Explorer up onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier.

The Cowboy Trail – Heart of the West
Traces of Alberta’s Wild West heritage can still be found along the Cowboy Trail, a ribbon of pavement that winds through our high ranch country with quaint little prairie towns and wonderful western attractions like Bar U Ranch National Historic Site and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to explore along the way.  Fuel up on beef jerky and browse for classic and contemporary d western art.

Crowsnest  Highway – Heritage and History
Driving through the aftermath of Canada’s worst rockslide is an emotional experience – especially when you learn at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre  that the massive rocks and boulders that still line the highway came roaring down from Turtle Mountain in1903 in less than 90 seconds, burying half the town. Explore the coal mining heritage and stunning scenery of the region known as Crowsnest Pass.

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