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Sights & Attractions

The Spiral Tunnels
Along the 1A Hwy west of Lake Louise. Worth pulling over for. Pick up the "Kicking Horse Chronicle", a pamphlet that explains the railway construction on the Big Hill.

Moraine Lake
A gorgeous lake surrounded by the stunning mountains of the valley of the 10 peaks. 10 mins from Lake Louise.

Takakkaw Falls
Yoho National Park - 40 mins from Lake Louise, an impressive display of the forces of nature.

Emerald Lake
A beautiful lake with a great shoreline trail with interpretive signs.

Burgess Shale
In Yoho National Park, famous fossil beds dating back to the Cambrian era. It is one of only two places in the world where the fossils of soft-bodied creatures have been found. Visit this quarry and the Mt. Stephen Trilobite Bed with guided hikes from the Burgess Shale Research Foundation.

Icefields Parkway
Well worth the drive to see hanging glaciers, ancient ice covering 325 sq km (125 sq mi) and reaching depths of 365 m (1299 ft). Also called a hydrological apex, one of only two in the world that feeds three oceans, the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic. The Icefield straddles the Continental Divide and feeds three of the continents major river systems: the Columbia, Mackenzie and Saskatchewan.

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