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“A fantastic scenic journey” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Owner description: Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
Notts
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“A fantastic scenic journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Spent a day being driven from Jasper to Banff by coach with several sight-seeing and refreshment stops on the way, including the Athabasca Falls, the Icefields Centre and Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise and others. Saw a few bears soon after leaving Jasper but no others later - it is just ones luck on the day. One feels in the heart of the Rockies on the drive. Snow capped mountains all round with occasional glimpses of a glacier or two - with the Athabasca being easily the most eye-catching of them. This trip should not be hurried - any opportunity should be taken for photos or filming - but one does need a clear day to appreciate the scenery to the full. We were fortunate - gloriously sunny all the way! We had a coach driver who went out of his way to make sure we were given lots of descriptive and helpful information as we drove and stopped at all the right places for our benefit. A good day was had by all!

Visited June 2013
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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“Animals Abound”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Allow plenty of time for this run and drive slowly as you never know what may be waiting to have their photo opportunity, we say Black Bears a Grizzly Bear dining on the dandelion heads five yards from the road, Elk, Deer and Bald Eagles what a great journey, once in a lifetime viewing, keep your eyes peeled, there is something around every turn that will surprise you.

Visited June 2013
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“Stunning views on every corner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The trouble with this drive is that you just want to take pictures constantly. It is well worth the effort . We drove from south to north.

Visited June 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“What a Drive !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

When in the Rockies there is fantastic scenery everywhere - but this drive is a different league. This is a section between Banff & Jasper and does require some extra time for stops like the Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, a very high chance to see the Bears - depending on the season. besides these stops you see spectacular sights like the Crowfoot Glacier etc. A visually packed ride this

Visited May 2013
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“On a Clear Day This Ride is Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I never saw so many snow-covered mountain peaks one after another. Make sure you go when the weather is clear or you will miss the sight. If you are aware of one snow-covered peak as I am (Mount Shasta in California), picture a thousand of them, one after another and you will begin to understand what you will see.

Visited June 2013
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