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Icefields Parkway, Southbound – Jasper National Park
Day 9 was devoted to driving back down the Icefields Parkway to Banff. The drive southbound isn’t quite as extraordinary as the northbound trip, because of the lighting. At this latitude, the sun stays low in the southern sky throughout the day, meaning the mountains are better lit when you’re looking north. Even though the lighting wasn’t perfect, the day was off to a beautiful start. Heading south out of Jasper, dozens of peaks stretched out across the horizon. As the early morning haze began to lift, the sunlight streamed in between the mountains, creating a surreal sight. That’s the …