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Icefields Parkway

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Biking
Description: Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
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Sydney
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The drive from Jasper to Banff is so scenic. It must be one of the best long drives in the world. There is a wow factor after every bend. Also, there are so many attractions worth stopping for, that it took us 12 hours to get from Jasper to Banff. I wish we had more time for this drive.

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

When people say the Icefield's Parkway is spectacular, take them seriously. The whole time you drive this 'highway' there is something to see from every angle! There are turnouts every few minutes with must see attractions. Make sure to have your camera at the ready for the spectacular views and wildlife sightings! The glaciers are amazing! One of the highlights... More

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West orange
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I knew this was going to be the ride of a lifetime, but I still was not prepared for the spectacular scenery along the Icefields Parkway. We came down from Jasper to Banff and it took us most of the day. This is not your typical " let's get there as fast as we can" kinda highway. This should be... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Canada is full of scenery . This drive is a must do for the rockies, everything about it is spectacular . Great to include on a road trip . Even with my own eye the sights almost seemed fake they were so good!

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lansdale, pa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice drive surrounded by the Canadian Rockies in all their grandeur. Beautiful scenery with numerous turnouts and stops with short hikes. Stay on the Icefields Parkway to Jasper for a chance to walk on a glacier.

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Lichfield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Icefields Parkway is just simply amazing! The journey between Lake Louise and Jasper takes at least half a day, but much longer if you want to stop off on the way...which you will...so plan at least a day with a good early start. We stopped in Lake Louise before heading up to Jasper and spent a few days in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I would recommend picking up an Icefield Parkway Leaflet from a visitor centre in Jasper or Field or Lake Louise before you do this trip as it opens up into a long leaflet with all the pullouts, viewpoints, restaurants, gas stations, hikes etc marked in order, with distances from the transcanada hwy 1 and from Jasper, and also an elevation... More

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Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Which clearly I did, else I wouldn't be writing this review (or perhaps I would be doing it in traction with sentiments of regret). This is, truly, a stunning drive. The entire length from just past Lake Louise to Jasper can be doe in under 4 hours, but it's well worth taking your time and doing it over a day.... More

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a must do bucket list trip-the Icefields Parkway. The mountains surrounding you on the entire trip are absolutely beautiful. Along with the mountains are glacier filled areas and spectacular lakes. There are many areas to pull off and just enjoy the views. Do not be in a hurry to drive along the parkway. The views are different when... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just amazing scenery with plenty of stop off points along the way. We went as far as the Glacier adventure center to go to the skywalk and the glacier

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