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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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Worth the 45 minutes to get to the summit to see outstanding view of a glacier and valley! A pretty easy hike that

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Worth the 45 minutes to get to the summit to see outstanding view of a glacier and valley! A pretty easy hike that

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Did this hike in late June and was blown away by the views at the top. Snow capped mountains, waterfalls, the massive Sasketchewan glacier, and seemingly endless views of the valley below. Took us about 40 minutes to reach the top before a easy stroll along the ridge.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Please don't skip this trail. Only a short hike with a rewarding view of Saskatchewan Glacier. I've spotted couple of big horns in the trail. Road condition is not great but it is manageable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Went up in early June. The trail conditions online said not recommended due to snow cover but we started up anyway following other peoples footsteps and it was fine. Maybe a little slower having to be careful on snowy sections but well worth the effort for breathtaking views of the Saskatchewan glacier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Parker rRdge is a short hike overlooking the glacier. It is easy to do with young children. Be prepared for different weather conditions at the top. We had to hold on to our offspring!

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Wilmington NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Parker Ridge, just south of the Columbia Icefield, offers an incredible view of the Saskatchewan glacier coming off the icefield. But it is a steep hike so only for the hearty! In mid-September after some snow the trail was also very muddy. But the ridge-top view of the glacier, with river flowing out of it into a small lake, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I'd seen a few posts on TA about this and I was keen to do it. On our approach to the car park we saw a group of people hiking up the mountain through the snow and we weren't sure if we would have time (as it was nearly 4.00pm), plus the weather was looking overcast. But like a lot... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were able to do this hike on our way south to Banff. It is not too demanding for a reasonably fit person. You should as always in this area do it as part of a group. The view is worthwhile once you get to the top. There are also routes you can follow from the top if you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Lovely way to pass a few hours. Once we were dressed for the weather, it was beautiful. Nice way to spend an afternoon, soaking up the sights of Banff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Moderate hike which took around 3h in total. Even on a day with mix of sun and clouds we had some stunning views of valley, glacier, mountain vistas. Absolutely beautiful! Definitely would recommend to everyone passing by this area.

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Address: 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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