Icefields Parkway Photography Guide

The Icefields Parkway Photography Guide describes the best photo opportunities along the Icefields Parkway.

From south to north, here are our favourite roadside photo spots along the Icefields Parkway:

  • Bow Lake
  • Peyto Lake Lookout/Bow Summit
  • Lower Waterfowl Lake
  • Howse Pass Viewpoint
  • Graveyard Flats
  • Weeping Wall
  • Icefield Centre
  • Columbia Icefield Skywalk
  • Tangle Falls
    Sunwapta Falls
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Horseshoe Lake

Lower Waterfowl Lake

For day hikers, here are the best photo destinations, each of which is covered in our Icefields Parkway Hiking section:

  • Helen Lake
  • Bow Glacier Falls
  • Bow Summit
  • Chephren Lake
  • Parker’s Ridge
  • Wilcox Pass
  • Valley of the Five Lakes

Marmot at Helen Lake.

Marmot at Helen Lake.

Icefields Parkway Wildlife Photography

Canadian Rockies Wildlife PhotographyFor wildlife photographers driving the Icefields Parkway, we recommend: Canadian Rockies Wildlife Photography, an eBook by renowned wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch.

The book is divided into two sections:

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE CANADIAN ROCKIES is an easy-to-understand instruction manual on Canadian Rockies wildlife photography, with chapters dedicated to equipment, composition, lighting, and destination-specific techniques.

WHERE TO PHOTOGRAPH CANADIAN ROCKIES WILDLIFE covers the entire region species by species, with Wayne Lynch describing specific locations ranging from Jasper in the north to Waterton Lakes in the south.