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Mistaya Canyon Trail, Icefields Parkway
As the journey continues northward up the Icefields Parkway, the Saskatchewan River Valley looms in the distance — along with all the mountains that surround it. Before you get to the river, though, there’s another good chance to get out of the car and stretch your legs, with a short but rewarding hike into Mistaya Canyon. The trail to Mistaya Canyon is only .5 kilometers (about 3/10 of a mile), but it’s a bit challenging since it’s all downhill (and on the way back, uphill). The trail itself is cut through the forest, so there are no good views… … …