Lake Louise Highways & Freeways
The Icefields Parkway is a spectacular route that travels past unforgettable scenery through both Banff and Jasper National Parks. The parkway was named for the icefields that spread through the Rockies, and it is considered to be among the world's most scenic highways. Trailheads and wildlife, as well as many other sights abound including Bow Summit, Saskatchewan River Crossing, Lake Louise, Sunwapta Falls and Athabasca Falls.
Bow Valley Parkway
The scenic Bow Valley Parkway (also known as Highway 1A) offers an alternative route to the TransCanada Highway between Banff and Lake Louise. Along this 51-km (30.6-mi) road, travellers may enjoy short hiking trails, picnic areas and cabin accommodation. The parkway can be accessed 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Banff and from the Lake Louise overpass.