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Icefields Parkway

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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The day we did the drive from Banff to Jasper, it had snowed heavily overnight at Banff. I was told this was the one of the most beautiful drive in the world and I was looking forward to it. Scattered with lakes and viewpoints en-route,...More

1  Thank varun_mukthi
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a beautiful drive through Jasper but keep your eyes on the road. There are pull outs every so often but cars randomly stop or pull off and on the road without looking.

2  Thank Danihinkkanen
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It is said to be one of the best highways in the world and i can see why . The scenery and places/lakes are well documented on trip advisor and other sites on Google. I have done quite a bit of traveling in my time...More

2  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great and easy drive. Plenty of great stops along the way that will fill your day. We saw plenty of animals in clouding bears and a Lynx on the sides of the road. Note - lately Google Maps says this drive take...More

2  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Lots of great things to see. Pack a lunch because there aren't a ton of less expensive options when you are on the road. It took us about 5.5 hours to get from Jasper to Banff.

Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is the route to take if you truly want to see the splendor of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of your car. A spectacular drive when the weather is nice, but be prepared as mountain weather can change on a dime. Also, don't...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Scenic drive is an understatement and it's difficult to find words to describe the magnificent views along the Parkway. The road can be rough, but then you won't be going very fast as you enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers and wild life. Plenty of places...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Did the coach trip with Brewster from Banff to Jasper. The views are superb, information from driver (Mark) and hostess (Rebecca) was delivered in a relaxed way that added significantly to the whole experience. Trip up the glacier was to use an Americanism "awesome". Take...More

1  Thank Rod C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lovely drive through the mountains from Lake Louise to Jasper. Roads completely clear in mid-May although we drove through several short snow showers. Some restaurants along the way were closed, but there are places to eat (some with limited menus).

Thank traveler51520
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic trip with amazing landscapes and lots of animals. The roads are good, but take it slow and stop often.

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27 August 2018|
Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
Views are pretty spectacular both sides but if I had a choice I would probably go for the right hand side Enjoy the ride!
Jane L
18 August 2018|
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Response from Dilly4472 | Reviewed this property |
You have to buy a National Parks Pass to visit Jasper and Banff National Parks. These are available at the park gates or can be purchased online in advance. Once in the parks there are no charges for car parking, visiting... More
9 August 2018|
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Response from Mervyn S | Reviewed this property |
The Columbia Icefield feeds several glaciers, including the Athabasca Glacier. There is a large visitor center opposite the Athabasca Glacier. I didn't go on the glacier, but I recall seeing barriers that allow ticketholders... More