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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 0422112852
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.

Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.

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Amazing Drive

Even though the weather was often rainy and overcast on the 2 days I was driving on the Parkway, you could still see that the scenery was stunning. Highly recommend making the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mathyew
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even though the weather was often rainy and overcast on the 2 days I was driving on the Parkway, you could still see that the scenery was stunning. Highly recommend making the drive up to Jasper. Make sure you have gas - not many stations on the road.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic is not enough to describe this drive. There are various viewpoints that are worth stopping and take pictures. Also watch for wild life along the side of the road. The road is smooth and very well maintained. Just need to focus on driving and not get lost in the scenery.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The icefieldsparkway.ca website bills this highway as "the World's Most Spectacular Journey." After having driven it, I can tell you this is no hyperbole. This 232 km highway between Banff and Jasper has a new breathtaking sight at almost every turn. Plan to stop frequently at the many roadside viewpoints. The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre is a particularly worthwhile... More 

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a long drive, it doesn't feel that way with all that there is to see and stop for along the road.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you're not driving to Jasper, it's worth driving up some of the Icefields Parkway from Banff. The lakes and mountains are gorgeous, especially Bow Lake and Peyto Lake.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the ice falls, be sure you go when the coach trips are not there to ensure you have quiet time to contemplate the beauty of this wonderful place.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You're literally surrounded by mountains on this road and you have some beautiful mountains to admire from Lake Louise all the way to Jasper. It's really worth doing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably the fourth time I've been to Banff but only the first time I've seen this section of the park. We came through Banff from Jasper and the sections of the drive on either side of the Columbia Icefields is the best forty miles I've ever seen. Towering granite peaks on either side fronted by vast valleys, meadows... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome drive from Lake Louise to Jasper....so many beautiful sights. This was a highlight of our Canada trip. Waterfalls, lakes, mountains, glaciers and a big black bear that walked out on the road in front of the car. Biggest bear we have ever seen! So much to see, took us all day. Got to Jasper and had a ice dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this drive with family of four from Canmore. Will take a good 2 hours each way but well worth it. We turned around at the Athabaskan Glacier. Incredible views both ways with lots of great picture opportunities.

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