We stayed in Canmore and took an entire day to see the views on this picuresque highway. Be sure to go on a clear day or you will miss the mountains and glaciers. Also, be sure you have a very good map, because there are virtually no signs or very little warning for many of the best viewpoints. We went to the Icefields center and took the Brewster Tour on the glacier. I would highly recommend doing this, as it adds to the experience. It is about $50 USD per person, kids under a certain age are free, but they will have to sit on your lap. After you go on the glacier, take the short walkway at the base of the parking lot, to see the bottom view of the Columbia Icefield, and an ice cave. We stopped at several viewpoints, one of them was Bridal Veil Falls, and another was Peyto Lake. Peyto lake is beautiful and there is a short hike to a wonderful viewpoint. Try to do this one! The road is great and if you get stuck behind a slow vehicle, don't worry, there are so many straight aways that it is not too difficult to pass. Bring your camera and get ready to take one postcard shot after another!