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Icefields Parkway

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed September 20, 2015

It doesn't matter which way you're travelling on this road, as long as you take your time. There are so many beautiful and easy accessible sights to see along the way; canyons, waterfalls, lakes and glaciers. Lots of wildlife if you're travelling in the early...More

Thank Kim094
Reviewed September 20, 2015

One is drawn to the Icefields Parkway centre as it's a very obvious landmark on the long road along the Canadian Rockies. The visitor centre there was incredibly busy during our visit in August, with the car park and the coach park full to bursting....More

Thank Traedmawr
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We have not been everywhere in our wonderful country, but we have been enough places to know that this drive and where it takes you to is very special. It links two great parks, Banff and Jasper, and takes you though mountains, glaciers and along...More

1  Thank 492traveler
Reviewed September 18, 2015

We got to the venue just after 3pm which was fortuitous as many people were leaving as we were arriving. It became apparent pretty quickly that we were very lucky to be the only bus load out on the ice shelf at that time as...More

Thank Natasha P
Reviewed September 17, 2015

Most amazing drive in the world. There are numerous trails to hike that give even more views. Funny how old the signs are and a few good trails we found only because we had a Scrambles in Canada book. We were there in mid-September so...More

Thank runtrails
Reviewed September 16, 2015

The scenery from one end to the other was breathtaking. Some places are a hike in, but there are enough sights to dazzle you without ever leaving your vehicle. Allow a full day for a round trip tour. Pack a lunch, because the one stop...More

Thank gawildcats
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We drove the parkway both north to Jasper and then back down south. It was an amazing drive. Each mountain we came upon was bigger than the next. This is one of the most beautiful drives we've ever been on. One tip, if the number...More

Thank acadiafan
Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were advised by a local that we had to see the Icefields Parkway. We were not disappointed at all. Unfortunately, we only too 1434 photo's and it will be difficult to find one at this time. Perhaps at a later time. Roads were perfect...More

Thank Golf I
Reviewed September 13, 2015

We drove up to Jasper from Calgary for our anniversary this summer. Neither of us had been, and we were looking forward to seeing the sights along the way. The highway is very well-maintained and has gorgeous views almost the entire way. There are tons...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Breathtaking, amazing, incredible, scenic, simply great. This road is a must. If only there were not so many tourists :))...being one of them.

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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