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LAKE LOUISE ACCOMMODATION & TOURING / Alberta Icefields Parkway Mountaineer Lodge Linking Lake Louise with Jasper is one of the most beautiful journeys on the planet - the Icefields Parkway. Rated as one of the top drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway is a journey through natural history and captivating landscapes. It offers spectacular sightseeing of pristine turquoise lakes, tumbling waterfalls, ancient glaciers and the world-famous Columbia Icefields. Just a five-minute drive from the world-famous Lake Louise, the Mountaineer Lodge offers some of the best accommodations in the area. This 80-room hotel offers a variety of accommodations ranging from standard and deluxe guestrooms to two- bedroom suites. All rooms and suites include pillowtop beds, microwave and mini- fridge, flat-screen satellite TV, coffee station and free Wi-Fi. Read more details at www.icefieldsparkway.com. This website is an excellent resource for travellers wanting to experience wildlife and the best hiking, photos, rest stops and picnic spots. Jasper or Lake Lake Louise will be your launch and landing point for your Icefields Parkway journey. Book your preferred accommodations early. Guests are sure to enjoy the continental breakfast buffet, indoor hot tub, steam room, ski waxing room, laundry facilities and ski storage. At the Mountaineer Lodge, you are on the doorstep of Banff National Park’s wilderness, attractions, ski area and year- round activities. From $222 Lake Louise Inn Moderate Glacier Skywalk Lake Louise Inn - a resort for all seasons, has the perfect guestroom or suite for your Rocky Mountain getaway. All guest accommodations provide the comfort and convenience of modern amenities, like free Wi-Fi, in a beautiful and rustic mountain setting. Individual room and suite styles may feature kitchens, balconies, patios, fireplaces or Jacuzzi tubs. Take in the spectacular mountain scenery through floor-to- ceiling windows as you relax and unwind in the heated indoor pool and whirlpools. Guests can also enjoy many dining options, from cozy dining at Legends Restaurant, après-ski/hike at Explorers Lounge or family-style dining in Timberwolf Pizza & Pasta Cafe. This excellent location, near Lake Louise Village and the Lake Louise Ski Resort, allow you to experience the best of Banff National Park. Feed your adrenaline and step into a breathtaking world where glaciers rest above and birds soar below. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on a cliff-edge walkway that leads to the grand finale of this experience; a glass-floored observation platform 280 metres (918 feet) over the Sunwapta Valley. From $215 From $42 Moderate This stunning bird’s-eye view is fully accessible to all abilities and is a unique perspective of nature at its finest. This entire journey is presented in an interpretive storytelling format that will connect you on a deeper level with the natural world. Glacier Adventure Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Experience an exhilarating ride aboard a massive Ice Explorer that treks onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier, followed by a jaw-dropping walk along the glass- floored Glacier Skywalk at the cliff’s edge. Visit some of the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies on this five-hour round-trip excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Experience the evolution of the land and discover how it has shaped the appearance of natural wonders. While you ride onto the Athabasca Glacier in the all-terrain Ice Explorer, your experienced driver-guide will share fascinating knowledge about glaciers, icefields and their impact on the environment. Your tour includes a stop along the glacier, where you can walk on it and fill your water bottle with fresh glacier water - the perfect time to capture the beauty of the icefield’s breathtaking mountain setting. In Banff National Park, you’ll see Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and the Valley of Ten Peaks. Departing Lake Louise, this guided excursion explores the natural attractions of Yoho National Park. Here you can visit the Natural Bridge and Takakkaw Falls. Cross the Great Divide to the Spiral Railway Tunnels, where three lines of railway are laid at different elevations to cross the Kicking Horse River on four bridges. Relax and wander around the trails at Takakkaw Falls, the second highest waterfall in Canada, before your return trip to Lake Louise. From $85 From $147 112 ANDERSON VACATIONS