Icefields Parkway, Alberta
“When it comes to incredible scenery, you can’t go past the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. The road is often described as the ‘most beautiful drive in the world’ and it’s easy to see why. Snow-capped mountains line both sides of the road, a river runs through the valley, waterfalls tumble down across the rocks and several glaciers are within easy reach.
The Icefields Parkway is not particularly long – 233 kilometres from Jasper to Lake Louise – and is easy to do in one direction in a day, even with all the stops. And it’s these stops that make it perfect for a solo traveller. You’ll never have a chance to get bored on this drive because there are constantly places you’ll want to get out of the car to take photos and explore off the road. And then, regardless of which direction you go, you’ll find friendly towns with lots of other travellers at the end of the road trip, in Jasper or Banff National Parks.” – Michael of Time Travel Turtle