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“A winter wonderland!”
Review of Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway
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$194.90*
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour
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$1,063.11*
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Icefields Parkway Sidecar Ride and Champagne Helicopter Flight
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Glacier Skywalk Admission
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Owner description: Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We have driven this scenic parkway three times before, once during the summer and twice in winter. This particular trip was in November during a visit to Chateau Lake Louise, when the snow added a particular charm and beauty to the sights along the Parkway. (But don't try it this time of year without proper tires and gear, as described in the official signs posted at the entrance to the drive.)

One slightly off-putting aspect of the trip: In past visits to Crowfoot Glacier along this road, we found the signs interesting that explained the melting of the glacier (due to climate change) that was causing the "toes" of the crowfoot to disappear. I know that Alberta is enjoying the prosperity that comes from all those tar sand deposits, but was it really necessary to take down those signs?

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

we made some awesome stops during this ride, we saw al kinds of animals and went to one of the glaciers

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This highway connects Highway 1 to Jasper, but it is much more than that...it is entertainment in itself! It is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken. My wife and I were lucky to see a couple bighorn sheep along the side of the road. The further north you go, the more scenic it gets. Do not miss the turnoff to Peyto Lake, it is one of the more spectacular lakes in all the Canadian Rockies!

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

It is certainly one of the most extraordinary drives I've been on. As the guide books will tell you, there are jaw-dropping scenery around almost every corner of this 320 km road. Be sure to have enough time (2-3 days) to do this trip as you'll want to stop every 15 minutes to get out of the car and enjoy the mountains, water falls, glaciers, bears, big horn sheep, elk and a whole lot more...

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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Needless to say how beautiful it is. If you are in shape, just take your time to walk deep along those trails. You will find more amazing views.

Thank hswater
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