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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 0422112852

Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.

Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.

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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

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Take me back!

This was by far the most scenic drive I've ever been on. Make sure you give a lot of extra time for stops! Every 10kms or so you'll want to get out of your car and take a picture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cape Smith, Nunavut, Canada
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Cape Smith, Nunavut, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was by far the most scenic drive I've ever been on. Make sure you give a lot of extra time for stops! Every 10kms or so you'll want to get out of your car and take a picture. There are many parking spots to do so as well. So many animals! We saw countless elk and sheep. The water... More 

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Lido Beach, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spectacular, three hour drive from Banff to Jasper, must do. It's not about the drive it is about the journey. Scenic byway from Banff to Jasper through the Canadian Rockies. . Drove in a 4X4 Jeep with snow tires, the road was rough at times but very driveable in November. Once we hit Jasper the road was very well maintained.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always finding different things to comment on on Trip Advisor so this one is a long time coming but do not be put off. My husband and I from the UK have visited Canada several times during June and July over the years and have driven this route more than once but can well remember the very first... More 

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cleveland uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we travelled round canada in september and this was one of our stops.it is fantastic to see after travelling in heat and seeing all the beautiful colours of the trees then coming to a natural glacier.we went from 70 degrees to -6 in a couple of days so take coats hats and gloves.we stayed at the hotel overlooking the glacier... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a return trip from Jasper (after travelling from Vancouver on Via Rail's iconic 'The Canadian' train - way friendlier to the budget even with sleepers than the overpriced, overhyped 'Rocky Mountaineer') to Banff. The forward trip was on Brewster's scheduled road coach; the return was on a Sun Dog Tours minibus, the latter lacking good visibility at the... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Banff to Jasper in July and as everyone says, it really is a spectacular drive along the Parkway. Our hotel gave us a list of all the major stop off points along the way, which we did and they were all amazing with fantastic photo opportunities. We were surprised how pleasantly quiet the Parkway was in July.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So this was a really cool experience although you do have to walk a ways to get to the actual ice and it is very cold so bring a warm jacket. This was pretty cool to see though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a gorgeous drive - fall or winter, especially. You pick this up just north of 93 (out of Lake Louise) and it will take you all the way to Jasper. There are incredible roadside scenic stops and lots of hiking opportunities. Has to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world. It'll take you 4 hours one... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We took the Brewster Ice-Fields day tour from Banff. It took us up to the Colombia Ice-field, calling at various lakes along the way. We can recommend this tour - friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. We enjoyed lunch at the Ice-field Centre, before going up onto the Athabasca glacier and then visiting the Skywalk. Definitely worth a day of your... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've got to say that this should be one of Alberta's best attractions. We took the tour bus up to the edge of the glacier & it was spectacular. Absolutely breath taking.

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