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Icefields parkway closed?

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Bridgewater
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Icefields parkway closed?

According to news reports, the ice fields parkway is closed. Any further information as to reason? General debris, flooding? Or is the road badly damaged?

We are hoping to travel through on July1.

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Calgary, Canada
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1. Re: Icefields parkway closed?

The main reason is thought to be mudslides. With the ongoing flooding in Banff and Canmore, clearing the IP is likely a low priority; the focus is on opening routes OUT of the area. Yesterday, Hwy 1 was opened WESTBOUND ONLY from Banff to Golden.

Edited: 9:07 am, June 22, 2013
Banff, Canada
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2. Re: Icefields parkway closed?

Golden to Banff on the TCH ( hwy 1) is now open in both directions for private vehicles and tour buses. Icefields Pkwy remains closed from Lake Louise to Saskatchewan Crossing.

Calgary, Canada
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3. Re: Icefields parkway closed?

Thanks for the update, banff!

Bridgewater
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4. Re: Icefields parkway closed?

I see the Icefields Parkway is now open from Banff all the way north to Sask. Crossing on to Jasper, as of yesterday as per the 511 and AAA web sites. That is good news as it allows a way to get to Banff from Calgary.

Edited: 7:54 am, June 23, 2013
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5. Re: Icefields parkway closed?

Yes indeed, Icefields Pkway is open all the way.

Jasper, Canada
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6. Re: Icefields parkway closed?

The Icefields Parkway is open, but if you plan to drive from Calgary to Banff, do check first. The Town of Canmore has updated information: http://www.canmore.ca/ Right now, there is eastbound traffic flowing from Canmore to Calgary, but only Banff and Canmore residents are being allowed to go westbound via highway 1. There is a check-stop at the highway 40 junction and you have to prove you are residents, with ID. Otherwise, you have to go around, via Red Deer.

Philadelphia...
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7. Re: Icefields parkway closed?

We are expected to fly into Calgary on Thursday (6/27) to proceed to the Chateau Lake Louise for our son's wedding on 6/29. Should the main route through the park still be closed, is there an alternate route that we could take to ensure that there is, indeed, a way to get our group there from Calgary?

Thank you~~

Ann

Calgary, Canada
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8. Re: Icefields parkway closed?

Ann, please see my response on your other thread: tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g154912-i569-k66145…

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