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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Helicopter Tour over the Canadian Rockies
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

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Amazing views from this road

Well worth a drive with several places to stop for great views and photo opportunities. A lot of snow around in November & enough to make a snowman and have a snowball... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a drive with several places to stop for great views and photo opportunities. A lot of snow around in November & enough to make a snowman and have a snowball fight....Family fun!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very pleasant drive and if you are not in a hurry it should be included in most driving itineraries.

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Cape Smith, Nunavut, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I much preferred the icefields parkway scenic drive. We saw no wildlife on this one and the views weren't as nice either.

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Aldergrove, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the scenic route to Johnson canyon hoping to do a quick 45 minute hike. Drive along snow covered roads, saw deer in the fields and beautiful views but found when we got to the turnoff for Johnson canyon - it was closed! No signs anywhere else on the route - instead drove on to lake Louise but no... More 

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Bayport, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took this scenic route from Banff to Lake Louise. It is a slower drive, but the scenery is lovely. No wildlife for us to see. We had downloaded an app with a driving tour, and that made it even more interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can take this road from Banff to Lake Louise. It's more of a scenic, breath taking, chance of seeing an animal, way. I've done this drive a couple times now, and each time I do, it's a completely new experience, and still a positive one. The speed limit is 60km/h the whole way, which rightfully so. When taking this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely do this drive if you're in no rush to get to Lake Louise (from banff/calgary). Lots of places to stop over and possibly even do a small hike. A lot of the road is surrounded by trees but still beautiful.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Banff where we were staying up to lake Louise. Unfortunately we didn't manage to see any wildlife (this may have been due to the time of year with winter around the corner) but the drive is very scenic and you won't regret it if you're driving up to Lake Louise. Tip: Go slow and keep and eye... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice scenic drive between. Didn't get to see any wildlife, but i heard that they mostly come out at dawn and at dusk.

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Weyburn, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Speed zone entering and leaving the Parkway is 30km, rediculous...unsure why it is this way. Perfect area to see wildlife. We saw a few Elk grazing.

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