The Canadian Rockies rise into steep, serrated peaks along the western border of Alberta. Banff National Park and Jasper National Park are rich with teal green lakes and blue-tinged glaciers. One of North America's most beautiful roads, the 142-mile Icefields Parkway along the Columbia Icefields, connects the two parks and parallels the Continental Divide. Alberta RV campgrounds, tents and cabins await just a dozen miles from Jasper's east gate. From there, scenic routes lead north to Alaska or east toward the foothills, where pioneers created a rich ranching culture. Today Calgary is famous for hosting the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and the annual Calgary Stampede.