Only the first mile is tricky to navigate. So, there is your target!!! So, had a hard time (and wet time :P) during our hike. Past the first few viewpoints, thereâs very little point to continuing to the true end of the trail. Upon digging, we stumbled upon this page that had good info about the hike. Starting at Lake Louise, a friend and I decided to drive up the Icefields Parkway which goes through Banff National Park into Jasper National Park. You will clearly see 2 tracks at most of places since this trail was used by the US Army in 1930’s. Then you will find yourself among a number of tiny water streams. At the lake, you will see Mount Andromeda to the immediate right of the glacier and a slight protrusion of Mount Athabasca. Stunning waterfalls, erratics, and fossils are dotted along the way for your visual pleasure. - Out-and-Back Trail. Luckily you can still enjoy everything the area has to offer if you're on a budget.... Lake Louise has risen to the ranks of a legendary ski resort for more than just its views alone. Its clearly not the place you can cross. But we had a long drive the previous day due to the tight schedule. After crossing the woods, its all about walking through the open canyon with huge mountains around. There is a niche for parking right before an old abandoned bridge. Like I said, its a very popular in this area and too crowded for our taste. Just the prior week, we were driving along the Dempster highway and were eager to encounter bears and foxes from the safety of our car. The Saskatchewan Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, approximately 120 km northwest of the town of Banff, and can be accessed from the Icefields Parkway. . Considering all the above, we still desperately wanted to get as close as we can to the glacier.