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Address: Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-1550
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A slice of heaven at the end of this trail

Wow, what a trail. We found this trail by accident, and was so glad we did. The easy trail ended with an incredible 360 view of mountains and glaciers, a must trail when visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a trail. We found this trail by accident, and was so glad we did. The easy trail ended with an incredible 360 view of mountains and glaciers, a must trail when visiting the area.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is the most rewarding short hike in Banff. We had avoided it in the past due to crowds, but on a rainy morning we decided to stop. Wow! For a short hike it is amazing how it transports you to incredible vistas and away from the road. Beautiful.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very worthwhile hike! The view from the top is stunning! It is extremely steep going up but take your time and you can do it. Like most trail heads in Canadian nat parks, the parking area is very small (they really need to make more parking spots at the popular trail heads) . We got there early... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Worth a stop - the vistas are stunning. Easy to moderate hike. Took me less than an hour to go up and I am a slow. Watch for the weather - very windy and no shelter when you get to the top.

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Sydney, Australia
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Icefields Parkway IS one of the most scenic drives that you will every do. It is a full day outing if you are based in Banff, however it is worth the effort.

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Easy and great views from the top. Not steep and wide trail, good for family and spectacular views of mountains and glacier from the top. Very windy at top so wear layers of clothing.

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This hike is a climb but very doable. What a gem! Incredible views await you when you get to the top of this trail.

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Bolivar, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The hike was not too strenuous and yielded spectacular views. Very important to layer your clothes as it was hot at the base of the climb and much cooler on top. Taking some time to relax on the ridge and enjoy the view a must.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Simply breathtaking! it is not a difficult hike, but it is worth it, the views at the top of the mountain are unforgettable, this is a must-see

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Montreal, Canada
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

one of the best short hikes ever (highest view/effort ratio of any hike). outstanding glacier views, and very accessible

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Address: Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-1550
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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