The Ice Fields Parkway

We are loaded for bear and ready to hit the road. Of course we can’t leave home without the newest family member, Roo.

dscn5207We will be traveling for nearly three weeks as we leave Priddis, Alberta and begin our trek north and then west and then southeast. I know, I know a very circuitous way to get to Arizona for the winter, but I can guarantee it will be a scenic one. So here we are, the beginning of a new adventure. (I do love adventures!) Usually we can make the trip south in exactly 25 driving hours, however, we like to divert from the mundane by experiencing and living into the country around us and the new roads we take.

The beauty and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains covered in snow is quite breathtaking. First through Banff then Lake Louise and finally into Jasper where we’ll hunker down for the night.

Along with the majesty of these mountains there are glaciers and lakes and wild life.

Did I say wild life? Yes, yes I did! Up close, middle of the highway, walking the center line and stopping to lick the salt from the road.

And then there’s the mountain ram way up high on a cliff relaxing in the sun. It’s a good think I have an amazing zoom on my camera.


Finally there is the other kind of wild life…the two legged kind, four legged kind and the no-legs kind.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you tomorrow as we travel from Jasper to Prince George.



Published by Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

4 thoughts on “The Ice Fields Parkway

  1. Happy Journey, Diane and Rick. The pictures are great – especially of the mountains. I’ll follow along when I can but my internet access is very spotty. I’ll catch up when I can. Safe travels, stay warm, and enjoy this stunning country.


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