In September we headed north to check out Banff and Jasper National Parks. Banff is about an hour and a half drive from Calgary. Then north from there is the Ice Fields Parkway which is a 4 hour drive to Jasper town in Jasper National Park. This drive is spectactular! We did a backpacking trip in Jasper into the Tonquin Valley. We also drove a little to the northwest to see Mt. Robson which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. And finally we drove through Yoho National Park which is just over the Continental Divide from Banff.