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Icefields Parkway: impressive scenery

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MAP ICEFIELDS PARKWAYIcefields Parkway in Canada is regarded as one of the worlds most beautiful roads.
 
The 232-kilometer route is literally decorated with the most impressive of sights, such as deep blue lakes and spots that bring you really close to glaciers and waterfalls. 


Athabasca Falls










Athabasca River




Athabasca glacier

Howse River

Mistaya Lake

Bow Lake












Crowfoot glacier

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   A black bear strolling on the road near Takakkaw Falls



The Takakkaw Falls are formed by the melting water of the glacier behind the mountain with the same name. The water falls through a hole in the rocks from a height of 254 meters.

After driving on Icefields Parkway, the Travelling-along-Rivers team continued the journey through Canada via a two-day train journey with Rocky Mountaineer which took them from Calgary to Vancouver. 

The report: Rocky Mountaineer: the ultimate in indulgence                                          



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