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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Excellent drive

Perfect .. Nice picturesque drive. As long as you are driving down 1 you just as well slow down and go down 1A for the views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Perfect .. Nice picturesque drive. As long as you are driving down 1 you just as well slow down and go down 1A for the views.

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Burlington, Canada
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63 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This drive takes one off the busier # 1 Highway. The speed limit is reduced so one has lots of opportunity to look for wildlife. There are many places to stop and view the mountains or just watch the world go by. A relaxing and beautiful drive.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Drove this on a cloudy day in February; the first half of the Parkway was closed for bad weather. What we did drive was pretty slippery and even with snow tires we ended up in a ditch. But then we saw Canada at its best - within 15 minutes a whole crowd of passers by was digging us out, attaching... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Gorgeous Scenery, as with all of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Definitely a must to put on the Bucket List!

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Bow Valley Parkway was our first drive in the Banff National Park. We went late Sept. Great tiime to go. Not too busy on the various scenic drives. Though we didnt see much wildlife, the scenery w/ the changing trees was amazing.

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Wilmington NC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a beautiful drive along the old highway (1920's) between Banff and Lake Louise. We liked it so much we drove this road (instead of the big highway) 2 or 3 times. Keep on the lookout and you might also get lucky and see a "bear jam" - cars slowed/stopped all along the road to photo a grizzly sauntering... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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204 reviews 204 reviews
106 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The main routes through this area are not only good roads, but they are great for seeing scenery unlike anything back home. The size of the area means that outside of the towns the roads are not normally congested, and you can enjoy the forests and, if you're lucky, some wildlife as well. There are plenty of opportunities to stop... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Gorgeous scenic drive between Banff and Lake Louise, this is an excellent drive to take if hoping to encounter wildlife and for a more leisurely paced opportunity to take picture of the spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery.

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Katy, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Overall - I have done plenty of scenic drives and this is right up there among my favorite and most memorable drives. Although I will not recommend it if you are a novice winter driver and/or have a car that cannot handle winter conditions. Good - Best driving experience and I have to say that Banff Highway 1A aka Bow... More 

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Battleford, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Apart from the beauty of the parkway from Lake Louise to Banff, we were thrilled to have a very large black wolf cross the highway within 100 feet in front of us. Of course no-one can guarantee that one will alway have this thrill but it certainly was a high point in our journey. Leaving aside the wolf, the trip... More 

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