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Icefields Parkway

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
0422112852
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (93 reviews)
“peyto lake” (139 reviews)
“gas station” (18 reviews)
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"beautiful drive"
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"peyto lake"
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"gas station"
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"road trip"
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"every corner"
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nice drive all the way up to the Columbia icefield center, Make sure you will sign up for one of those glacier explorer trip, which will put you into one of those Antarctica explorer vehicles. This was a really nice way yo explore the glacier...More

Thank Zoltan K
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Beautiful scenery and if you have time stop at all the lookouts for a different view. Careful on the highway as there are a lot of bad divers. Well worth the drive.

Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Make sure to drive along the Icefield Parkway. If you don't have a park pass, you will need to purchase one, 20$ for one day and display it on your windshield. The road is breathtaking in beauty. There are no wildlife fences along this parkway,...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful drive!... Lots of rest stops and pullouts along the way to enjoy the view... The drive is just over 230km... PACK A LUNCH and enjoy the view... There is not to many place to by food and in my experience the restaurants...More

Thank Karen1616
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We drove north to south on the Icefields Parkway and although it was a wet and cloudy day, the views were still spectacular. There is so much to see on this drive and if you can do it on clear dry day you will need...More

Thank Windyroads
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience something really spectacular drive up the Icefields Parkway!!! Sun, rain, snow doesn't matter it's stunning either way. Drove it up and down from Banff to Jasper a couple of times. My favorite one was at Sunrise starting in Jasper ......More

Thank Nici B
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a" must do drive" and I recommend being the passenger not the driver because you don't want to miss one eyeful along the way. Don't do it unless you love high snow topped mountains, glaciers, rivers and forests. A delight around every corner

Thank AdelaidePam
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is truly one drive that never disappoints. We drove the entire length to Jasper making lots of stops along the way, and were amazed at how it changes after the Columbia Icefield. Varied and interesting and the only downside is ensuring your are looking...More

Thank Brent J
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We drove from Jasper to Lake Louise and the whole journey is breathtaking. The scenery with the mountains, snow peaks and river is unrivalled. There are attraction stops all the way along the road its just a pity that there are no real stopovers along...More

1  Thank Photophilplym
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The drive up the icefield parkway was amazing. So many times I had to stop and just take in the wonderful views. It's a little slippery in the rain but most people were respectful of the speed limits which helped. If you only have one...More

Thank Cris H
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Travelaunt58
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
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Sherri S
29 July 2018|
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Response from Pitt-Duq | Reviewed this property |
You could if there is no snow. Snow tires are mandatory from November 1 to April 1. Check the weather before you go.
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mancmark
16 July 2018|
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Depends where you are from. Where I’m from we have cold temperatures and tons of snow so it wouldn’t be bad to drive for me. They were paving a lot of the road this summer so it’s nice and smooth. If your not used to... More
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