Parkway View - Banff National Park, Alberta

Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

I have posted a number of images from the Icefields Parkway and every one is different from the last. That is because the parkway is about 140 miles long, parallels the Canadian Rockies, and passes by some of the most pristine mountain lakes anywhere.. There is no one image that can really convey the full beauty of the road. The parkway consistently appears on most top 10 lists of most spectacular roads in the world, including National Geographic. I wanted to post a photo that truly puts the road into perspective of its surroundings, and I hope this one does. This was taken from an overlook on the parkway looking south toward Banff. The road leads the eye down the middle of the valley and shows how the Rockies tower above it. This is one of the reasons that I keep wanting to go back there.