The MUST DO Canada Road Trip on the Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise to Jasper

The MUST DO Canada Road Trip on the Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise to Jasper

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– Guys, welcome to one
of the most scenic drives you can do here in Canada. It’s truly breathtaking, just how the mountains tower
over you as you go around her. – I feel like I’m standing
on top of a fish tank. (laughing) And the light cracked through. – The snow is so powdery and fluffy. Good morning, everybody. Welcome back to our
little Alberta road trip here through Canada. Now the last time you
saw us we were in Banff. We’ve come up to a new spot, We’ve come to Lake
Louise and it’s so crazy ’cause the last time we
were here it was summertime. – And now–
– We’re standing on the lake. So if you think of the Canadian Rockies, nothing is more iconic than this view we are currently looking at and it’s crazy ’cause Jess is currently just walking out into the middle of the lake and it’s kind of just us
here which is so nice. – Look how deep it is. (grunting) (laughing) – Wind’s going that way. (laughing) I’ve always wanted to make a snow angel. (laughing) It’s so fun!
– Look at that view. (laughing) A dream of ours has always been to stay at the Fairmont on Lake Louise and we just got a text message
saying our room is ready. We’re officially gonna
be spending the night, I swear, in one of the most
iconic hotels in Canada. – I’ve always been curious about what the rooms look like here. – Oh my gosh, the views. It’s like winter wonderland out there. – Wow. This room is super nice. – Wow. – But I think the main
reason you book this room, we’re on the 7th floor. – It’s the entire lake. You can see everyone
ice skating down there. This is a good view. – This is an amazing view. – Yeah.
– I’m so happy right now. Wow, just look at that. You can just see perfect
views of the lake. People playing ice hockey to the left, ice skating, I see they’ve set up a little ice castle. – Steve, we have to go
rent some ice skates. – Yeah, I think that’s
what I’m gonna do next. – So I think we found the
perfect way to explore the lake. We’ve rugged up and we’re
currently on a sleigh ride, going around the lake. (pleasant guitar music) ♪ Honey, there’s plenty I don’t believe ♪ ♪ Plenty of things that
mean nothing to me ♪ – This is the perfect, snowy,
magical experience to do, as you’re taken around
the entire Lake Louise. And it looks like they got hit with a lot of snow last night. Just look at the trees. (chuckling) Wow. (pleasant guitar music) It’s truly breathtaking, just how the mountains tower over you as you go around her. So every year in the winter, they construct the Lake Louise ice castle just in front of the chateau. This is crazy. They’ve carved this out of ice. (chuckling) – And then once you come through, you’re greeted to the ice skating rink. Are you ready? – I’m ready. This is so incredible. About to tick off such a
big Canadian bucket list, ice skating on Lake Louise. (laughing) (ice skates scratching) It’s funny to think, because
we were just on the way here, we were just walking past a little cabin and that cabin is where
you hire the red boats to go out on the lake during the summer. And now it’s just, snow covered it. You just walk up to it. I mean, to see how natural this is, like some cracks that have frozen over. – Okay, now that the sun has set, we decided we wanna end
the night in an ice spa. They have it right next to the lake, so we’re hoping that
they do hot chocolate. I feel like that’s the
best way to end a day when you’re surrounded by
all this beautiful snow. – Cheers, babs. This one has been dealing with a little bit of a lost voice, so. – Every time I think it’s gonna come back, it goes away again. – Hopefully some warm hot
chocolate helps the throat. Have you guys ever been to a hotel that has an ice spa right outside, made from the ice surrounding the hotel? (laughing) I want a fire place just here. If I come back it’s
just gonna melt through. (laughing) (pleasant guitar music) ♪ A wandering heart on a crazy ride ♪ ♪ An open road and a deep blue sky ♪ – Guys, welcome to one
of the most scenic drives you can do here in Canada, the Icefield Parkway drive. And wow, the sun is just
coming up over the mountains and it is so breathtaking. – So the Icefield Parkway, it’s a drive between
Lake Louise and Jasper which is we’re heading today and I definitely recommend, if you’re gonna head out
here during the winter, get an SUV, that’s what we’ve got right now and make sure you have snow tires. You actually can’t go
on this road without it, because they don’t really
look after this road, so it is covered in ice and snow. But as long as you have
a good car, good tires, and it’s a clear day like
today, you’ll be fine, and there are a couple
of really cool stops to do along this drive, including one that we’re about to do now. Where we’re going, it only happens in a certain time of year so fingers-crossed, we get the bubbles. You’ll see what I mean soon. ♪ Trust the compass down in my skin ♪ ♪ Walk straight, stay right ♪ ♪ That’s what they say to me ♪ ♪ But I don’t fit right ♪ – The sun is just awoken
above the mountains and it’s cleared all the sky and it just looks so beautiful. If there’s one road trip
you guys need to do, it’s this one. Just look at what I’m looking at. – Oh, it’s like a baby. – A beautiful spot to have a walk. Welcome to Abraham Lake, everybody. This is our first stop on
the Icefield Parkway drive. It’s about halfway so it
makes a perfect midpoint stop. And it’s so interesting because this lake,
Abraham Lake, in winter, so around January when it freezes over because we’re in a canyon. There are these plants
at the bottom of the lake and they let off these methane bubbles and they almost look like
they are frozen in time. And you can get a really good day, fingers crossed it’s a really good day, they can look so unique. So I’ve got ice cleats on and we’re walking towards the lake to go on a hunt for some ice bubbles. Aww, it’s actually so
beautiful coming to the top, they call it the Windy Point, and you’re gonna see all of Abraham Lake. You can see it’s slowly iced over. It’s a bit windy up here but this is a beautiful view point. (wind rushing) Also, where we are right now, that’s the foothills over there and this is the mouth
of the Rocky Mountains. So this is the entrance as you can see. We got mountains just towering over us. And we’re almost at the lake. – I can see bubbles here. – Oh. Let’s see how clear that is. Oh wow, you’re right
about seeing the bubbles. Feels so unnatural walking on top of this. (laughing) – See? – Oh, wow. These are some of the bubbles just here. Wow. How unique is this. – I’ve never seen, a frozen lake so clear. You can literally see
the bottom of the lake and we’ve only just walked a tiny bit out. There’s bubbles everywhere. There’s decaying plants
underneath the water which produce methane gas. But in the wintertime
the methane gas freezes so they have all these methane gas bubbles all underneath the lake. I feel like I’m standing
on top of a fish tank. (laughing) And the light cracked through. – That’s so cool. – This doesn’t feel like ice. What the? (laughing) I feel like I wanna throw it. – You feel like, throw it. – No no no, I’ll flex it. (breaking) (laughing) It wasn’t plastic. – So if you guys are wondering, this is the vegetation that’s
causing all the bubbles. We found a spot when
the ice is on top of it. It’s very special to be here at this time. Next week this will all be frozen. You can see the little bubbles. These are the ones that are gonna be frozen in
time in a few day’s time. But you guys can see
from the plants to that. Man, nature’s cool. These are my favorite days. Going out into the
middle of the wilderness and just taking in the
beauty, going for a hike. Wow. Woohoo! (laughing) What a perfect spot to have lunch. Our guide was just cooking
up some warm red lentil soup. We have some little bread
barbecuing over there as well. But wow, couldn’t think of a better
place to have lunch. Mmm. Ahh. That warms you up. Currently negative 10 at the moment, so this soup is hitting the spot. – So cute. Our guide left us with hot chocolate with a graham cracker
and a big marshmallow. – ‘Cause he knew we were about to drive all the way to Jasper
which is about three hours but that was so much fun. – Oh my gosh.
– I loved it. – Amazing, right? – But anyway, cheers. – Cheers, next stop. – Jasper. – Just got a bit of a drive to go. – Yeah, got my hot chocolate. (dramatic piano music) – Guess who made it? – Woohoo! Alrighty, guys. We just arrived in Jasper. I hope you enjoyed that little vlog here. The ice bubbles were so
cool to see in person. But we have one more Canada vlog. We’re gonna show you Jasper and Edmonton. So if you’re new around here make sure you hit subscribe and we’ll see you next time. – Bye! – There’s Jess, walking
back with her dessert. Her hot chocolate and a s’more. – In the snow. – She can’t get over how
breathtaking this all is. – Right here?
– Ahh! (laughing)

100 thoughts on “The MUST DO Canada Road Trip on the Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise to Jasper

  1. Welcome to one of the most scenic drives here in Canada ๐Ÿ™‚ Where is one of the best road trips you have been on?

  2. I did that trip in september 2014. it was already snowing a bit but, gosh, it was really stunning, breathtaking,…. we also got the chance to see a moose and several bears

  3. A couple full of energy , happiness , they show you the bright side of life , regardless of its dark side…
    By their Personality , kindness and friendliness , they let you think again and again that there are still good people in this world…
    Flying the nest videos became like an obsession , helped through hard times , gave hope that if you want something and you really are passionate about it … You can Have it ! That's what ''Stephen'' and ''Jess'' showed us ! By traveling the world, they're doing just that ! Achieving their passion!
    Thank you guys for the videos and I hope that someday i'll have the opportunity to meet you .

  4. 1:04 – Snow angel ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
    My favourite episode โคโคโค

  5. last week I saw this in TV
    I have to think about it as I saw your vlog from today. Maybe next winter in Switzerland. it nust be great too

  6. I loveโค how just like children your vibration of excitment, happiness and gratitude brings you to appreciate everything you visit around the world.๐ŸŒ
    No wonder the universe brings you more and more. ๐Ÿ’ซ

  7. For Canadians, this is probably an every day thing not worth mentioning. But for us Aussies, seeing a frozen lake and all that snow, sweet Jesus it's like an entirely different universe.

  8. Those are some awesome views! Hoping my travels bring me to Canada one day ๐Ÿ˜ƒ happy new year everyone ๐Ÿ‘

  9. I am putting this on my bucket list. Thank you both for showing us these amazing places. Canโ€™t imagine how breathtaking the roadtrip to Jasper is in real life.

  10. WHO HAS BEEN A FAN BEFORE 2020?!? ๐Ÿ’•

    Please subscribe to my channel and become a fan of me as well oxox

  11. What an experience it was to watch your video this time. Thank you for your amazing channel and your popularity seems to determine the quality of your talent for perfection. Enjoyed by so many people.

  12. I went to that glacier! it was in my canada video. I hope you had a great time – I loved the drive from Banff to Jasper

  13. Iโ€™ve only visited in the summer. It is my dream to go in the winter โ„๏ธ so beautiful. Stephen, you should have taken advantage of skiing at Lake Louise. Jess could have cheered you on from the lodge (while drinking more hot chocolate).

  14. What great scenery….. I was born in Canada and have never been to see the Rockies. But Canada is such a big country and so beautiful….i love where Iโ€™m from in Toronto, just outside we have amazing woods and lakes. Thanks for sharing your vlogs…and i hope you are feeling well with your pregnancy!!!!

  15. That room is beautiful and the view is amazing! I love how you both always find the nearest places to stay! ๐Ÿค—

  16. It's a shame that those bubbles of methane are NOT good for the environment. Nature isn't that cool in this case… Unfortunately

  17. I'm loving watching your Banff videos! My husband and I are headed there this weekend for our honeymoon (3.5 years into marriage) and I'm soooo excited ๐Ÿ’–

  18. You should definitely try going to the Sierra Nevada mountain range and lake Tahoe. Just a beautiful as the Canadian rockies

  19. โคโคโคโค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โคโคโคโคู…ุชุงุจุน ู…ู† ุงู„ุนุฑุงู‚ ุงู„ุณู„ุงู… ุนู„ูŠูƒู… ูˆุฑุญู…ุฉ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆุจุฑูƒุงุชู‡

  20. Your chemistry together is just so heartwarming to see. Best travel vloggers out there ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  21. My family literally just went on this exact Canada trip except like 10 days earlier! We even stayed in all the same places.

  22. Wasn't expecting to see Lake Louise all frozen….it was so different when I was there. Had no idea that the methane bubbles could be so picturesque ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Never thought of visiting Canada until watching your videos! Such a beautiful country ๐Ÿฅฐ definitely adding this to my bucket list. Would love to see you both back in Wales one day

  24. Always a pleasure watching your video's; you two are such an inspiration to us. We have been watching for a couple years now but somehow missed that you have been to Alberta before. Now we have to go back and watch those videos too! Glad you love the Canadian Rockies but if you ever come back; Alberta has so much more to offer then the National Parks. Cant wait to watch the next video of Jasper and Edmonton!

    Safe Travels and be happy you got out of Alberta before the Cold snap hit. We woke up this morning to -42 degrees Celsius and -54 with the wind chill, Now that is Cold!

  25. Feeling bad when something bad happens today is a natural
    reaction, so I do want to acknowledge it. You always make me smile๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ Separate the facts from the assumptions. Do something today๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ชstart it over again!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

  26. I can agree, Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper, very long drive due to the stops, is one of the best drives in the world!

  27. oooh that snow is just Canada goals! ๐Ÿ

    I would just die photographing all the snow in all of those beautiful pines. ๐ŸŒฒ

    Lake Louise looks absolutely Magical. I am loving all of these wintery vlogs from sweaty, hot Australia right now! ๐ŸŒž

    Small Youtuber SUB๐Ÿค— TO SUB๐Ÿค—

  29. I stayed at the cheatu 2 years ago in the winter. Itโ€™s the most amazing thing ever! Bringing back so many memories, I would go back any day!

  30. You guys definitely left Alberta at the right time. Rght after you guys left the temperature plunged down to -40 to -50 degrees celcius with wind factor across Alberta.
    I am so glad you enjoyed our country!

  31. I love your videos, amazing! Have you ever thought about coming to Liverpool? Would love to see you guys visit Liverpool

  32. Greetings from Dali, China!!! There is something magical about snow – it's like a perfect winter wonderland!!! So glad I watched and joined your trip!!!

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