Re-discover the Icefields Parkway, one of Canada’s top treasures and the highlight of any Canadian Rockies itinerary. The Parkway follows the spine of this majestic mountain range that forms the Continental Divide. Passing through the heart of Banff and Jasper National Parks, you’ll be treated to a kaleidoscope of pristine mountain lakes, sparkling glaciers and tumbling waterfalls. Broad, sweeping glaciated valleys and green forests decorate the landscape and the wildlife inhabitants enjoy the complete protection of a national park. Grizzlies, black bears, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, golden eagles, wolves and cougars are but a few of the wildlife population along the Parkway. For a quick introduction to the local folks, go to: www.icefieldsparkway.ca/wildlife.html
The Crossing Resort is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, a surprisingly upscale facility in the alpine wilderness. The Crossing offers excellent dining options including a full service cafeteria and the Mt. Wilson Restaurant. The resort offers 66 comfortable units all with amenities, including 41 double queen rooms, 22 King rooms and a one bedroom executive suite with an adjoining family room. The General Store and gift shop complex also houses the food services facilities and the service station, dispensing both gas and diesel, sits adjacent.
But best of all, The Crossing Resort is surrounded by the top attractions of the Canadian Rockies and all within a 50 km radius.
- The Columbia Icefield and the Glacier Explorer Snocoach Tour on the Athabasca Glacier
- The Glacier Sky, the latest major attraction in the Rockies, opening in May 2014 and Tangle Ridge
- Peyto Lake, and its stunning emerald green waters
- Bow Lake and the Bow Glacier
- The Crowfoot Glacier
- Mistaya Canyon – and so much more!