Ice Fields Parkway

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Alberta Highway 93 shieldHighway 93
Icefields Parkway
Route information
Length: 230 km (140 mi)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
North end:  Hwy 16 (Yellowhead Highway) atJasper
South end:  Hwy 1 (TCH) northwest of Lake Louise
The Icefields Parkway (FrenchPromenade des Glaciers), also known as Highway 93 north, is a scenic road inAlbertaCanada. It parallels the Continental Divide, traversing the rugged landscape of the Canadian Rockies, travelling through Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. It links Lake Louise with Jasper to the north. At its southern end, the Icefields Parkway terminates at Highway 1. Highway 1 west goes to Yoho National Park in British Columbia and Highway 1 east to Lake Louise and the Town of Banff. A second parkway, the Bow Valley Parkway also links Lake Louise and the Town of Banff. Known as Highway 1A, this road parallels Highway 1 and, at the midpoint, passes the Castle Mountain junction where Highway 93 south, or the Banff-Windermere Highway, branches southwest into Kootenay National Park in British Columbia.

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