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Athabasca Falls, and the north end of the Icefields Parkway
There are fewer reasons to stop along the northern half of the Icefields Parkway, but that doesn’t mean there’s less to see. The awesome landscape continues to be entertaining, even without as many designated hiking trails, lakes, or picnic areas. On the way downhill from Sunwapta Pass and the Athabasca Glacier, I was stuck in the middle of a long string of traffic, being led by road workers. They were blasting away a hillside that hung over the road, posing a potential rock slide threat. Because of the work zone and the frequent road shutdowns, this roadside parking area was …