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Icefields Parkway

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
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  • Average2%
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We spent a week camping and hiking along the parkway and we didn't come close to seeing everything! You almost get over saturated with beautiful glaciers, mountains, and lakes. We saw a stat to the effect that only 93% of people on the parkway go...More

Thank Erin D
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Fabulous views. Stop every 5 or 10 miles for another great lake or mountain or waterfall. All the way from Lake Louise to Jasper. Fill up your gas tank before you go -- there are few services along the way. Still in a very natural...More

2  Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Best to drive up to the glaciers on your own and enquire about hiking up although taking the Ice Explorer is also another option if you haven't been on one before. I do wish they would limit the number of people allowed on the Icefields...More

Thank dolphidive
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Definitely the most incredible drive I have ever done. It took 10 hours to do 100km due to stopping so often to take photographs, do walks, visit lakes and glaciers and waterfalls. There are so many mountains and trees it will almost become surreal. Take...More

Thank 2wreckless
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We drove from Banff to Jasper and it was amazing. It helps if it is a clear day, if it is cloudy you will not get the full experience of seeing the mountain peaks. Very good chance of seeing wildlife from the road, especially early...More

1  Thank PackerBacker77
Reviewed June 11, 2016

I must have been on the same tour as Aileen as my driver was Mike, Cara was with him and together they were the perfect team. The took us to the hand over point by coach and there we then boarded the Ice Explorer, a...More

2  Thank Terry W
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Was on an extended Rocky Mountaineer tour . Our driver 'Mike from Canmore' was very informative and funny.The scenery was spectacular and we were lucky to see a bear ambling about his business, learned quite a lot about wild life in general. Made a stop...More

1  Thank aileenTorontoCanada
Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is so special and not to be missed ! To stand on a glacier, surrounded by snow covered, majestic mountains .... wow A must do ........

Thank elisaa7777
Reviewed June 5, 2016

On our way back from Jasper to Banff, we stopped for 5 minutes at these falls. They really are tangled and there are so many of them right off the freeway. Even if you don't stop, if you're not driving, make sure to look when...More

Thank Merphin
Reviewed June 5, 2016

While this road is about 45 minutes from Banff, you owe it to yourself to hop on and enjoy mile after mile of some of the most spectacular scenery you have ever seen. The mountains just stretch for miles and along the way you feel...More

3  Thank EpicGuy12
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August 8, 2017|
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Response from Steve A | Reviewed this property |
No, not to get to the Icefields visitors center or the walking/hiking paths. As for seeing the icefields themselves, I believe you have to take a bus and can't do it yourself. But I would check with the park people to... More
Shell R
July 19, 2017|
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Response from leonlafreniere | Reviewed this property |
The Trans Canada Hwy has fences along the sides and special crossover bridges to keep the wildlife off the highway to avoid accidents with vehicles. Consequently you won't see wildlife on the Trans Canada between Banff and... More
Sally F
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey D | Reviewed this property |
I love the Canadian Rockies and have driven the Icefields Parkway twice in both directions to and from Banff to Jasper . It's one of my favorite drives, particularly by motorcycle. However, the Athabasca Glacier has... More