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“Most beautiful Highway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Biking
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Owner description: Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Most beautiful Highway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This scenic highway between Lake Louise and the town of Jasper is not to be missed. Rent a car if you don't have your own or there are many tour companies offering tours. It is worth driving the whole length about 230km. If you don't have time for that it is still worth seeing parts of it. You can get an Icefields Parkway map from the Park info desks in Banff, Lake Louise, or Jasper. And if you have the time you could travel this highway over several days, staying in the campgrounds or hotels along the way. Many great hikes and scenic stops. The Parkway is kept open in the winter but all accomodation is closed. There are still tour companies running transport in the winter if you do not want to drive it yourself.

Visited October 2012
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Grimsby, Canada
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“amazing drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is by far the most breath taking drive I have ever been on. If you have time, I would recomend driving from Lake Louise to Jasper. It's about a 3 hour drive, but the time flies by.

Visited September 2012
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Langley City, Canada
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“Two eyes are not enough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

It is difficult to travel the Icefields Parkway at its posted speed. All the while that you are on it there are mountains to view, bears, deer and other animals to spot and it is almost to pristine to drive a car (or bus) on it.
This surely must be one of the few places on earth where earth still looks as it was intended to look.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Absolutely stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The mountain scenery is superb and it just goes on and on. Hope for fine weather as then the colours are better and you can see the tops of the mountains (instead of being covered in cloud) which shows how huge they are. Glaciers, forests, beautiful lakes. Definitely worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Pilar de la Horadada, Spain
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“Real Rockies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This trip was the highlight of our stay in Banff, the Icefields were well worth a visit and the views were mind blowing, I have some great photos.

Visited July 2012
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