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Icefields Parkway

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 18 July 2016

The icefieldsparkway.ca website bills this highway as "the World's Most Spectacular Journey." After having driven it, I can tell you this is no hyperbole. This 232 km highway between Banff and Jasper has a new breathtaking sight at almost every turn. Plan to stop frequently...More

1  Thank TorontoJK
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Although this is a long drive, it doesn't feel that way with all that there is to see and stop for along the road.

1  Thank ALRHA
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Even if you're not driving to Jasper, it's worth driving up some of the Icefields Parkway from Banff. The lakes and mountains are gorgeous, especially Bow Lake and Peyto Lake.

1  Thank businesstraveler796
Reviewed 16 July 2016

When visiting the ice falls, be sure you go when the coach trips are not there to ensure you have quiet time to contemplate the beauty of this wonderful place.

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 14 July 2016

You're literally surrounded by mountains on this road and you have some beautiful mountains to admire from Lake Louise all the way to Jasper. It's really worth doing.

1  Thank jaylowe
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was probably the fourth time I've been to Banff but only the first time I've seen this section of the park. We came through Banff from Jasper and the sections of the drive on either side of the Columbia Icefields is the best forty...More

1  Thank Phillip G
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Awesome drive from Lake Louise to Jasper....so many beautiful sights. This was a highlight of our Canada trip. Waterfalls, lakes, mountains, glaciers and a big black bear that walked out on the road in front of the car. Biggest bear we have ever seen! So...More

1  Thank Tuxtails
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Did this drive with family of four from Canmore. Will take a good 2 hours each way but well worth it. We turned around at the Athabaskan Glacier. Incredible views both ways with lots of great picture opportunities.

1  Thank Tensile
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This was quite an experience to thunj you were actually walking on the glacier. The set-upis very well run though I would have like more time on the glacier.I was expectng it to be very slippery but it was ok. Sadly I think thr glacier...More

Thank catsathome2016
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This has to be a contender for the most scenic drive anywhere. It can take us nine hours just to get from Lake Louise to Jasper. Mountains, Glaciers, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wildlife, it has it all. Many of the main attractions are by the...More

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8 August 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
20 July 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
6 June 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