We traveled to Alaska last summer from Upstate NY. Went through the U.P. and followed Route 2 west and crossed into Canada at Sweet Grass, MT. I was apprehensive about the 2 lane road but wanted to avoid Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit etc. I found Route 2 to be decent traveling and we're glad we chose that route.
On our way back from Alaska we came through Jasper and followed the Icefields Parkway to Banff, then to Calgary and back to Sweet Grass. Without a doubt, the 200 miles between Jasper and Banff was the most scenic section of our 12,000 mile trip.
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