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Parker Ridge Trail

Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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if you only do one hike ..... This is the one!

This had to be one of the highlights on our three week family vacation out west. Our family of five... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lori034
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Ontario
Amazing

The climb was short and not too difficult. It had snowed when we were here, so it took us a bit of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Immerenga
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Luxembourg
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Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This had to be one of the highlights on our three week family vacation out west. Our family of five ( 10,12,14,43,50) made it up and back down in well under two hours. The view at the top is absolutely why you came to Western...More

Thank Lori034
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The climb was short and not too difficult. It had snowed when we were here, so it took us a bit of time to make it up here. The wind was brutal above the tree line yet it was absolutely amazing. Really a must hike...More

Thank Immerenga
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Parker Ridge Trail was a nice straightforward hike and did offer a great view of the Saskatchewan Glacier in the end stretch. it took us about 2.5 hours and the trail has great spots to relax and make it sort of like a picnic...More

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, breathtaking !! Go slow to avoid a speed violation ( 100 instead of 90 and 205 CAD fine) no mercy

1  Thank gokeAntwerp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, relatively easy hike to a ridgeline overlooking the Columbia Icefields. The view of Saskatchewan glacier and the surrounding mountains was jaw-dropping... Definitely be prepared for whipping winds and even snow as you get to the top! Was definitely a highlight during our 10 day...More

Thank jaimesteffen24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We nearly didn't do this trail but we met another couple who had done it and they couldn't recommend it enough. It had snowed overnight so this made the climb extra beautiful but also a little slippy and muddy in places. The views at the...More

Thank lolly888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great stop along the icefields parkway. We went the first week of September 2017 and it was very smokey due to the wildfires in BC, so we couldn't actually see the glacier unfortunately! Still a great hike. A series of steep switchbacks take you...More

Thank 22AlyssaH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy trail that provides stunning views of the Saskatchewan glacier. Can get a bit windy on top so bring a coat

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a round trip of 5km and was an unexpectedly thrilling walk, as it was icy and very muddy up this steep track to the peak where we were rewarded with wonderful views. Out of all the stops we made on the icefield parkway...More

1  Thank YeeHaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what else do you ask for a trail? this trail is short, only 5 km round trip, with some modest switchbacks at the beginning, at the top, it offers massive views of the glacier, the river and some mountain ridges. it is one of my...More

Thank superminipaula
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erinago
23 August 2017|
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Response from Canada1vli | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything. And there were a lot of people using the trail. I didn't have bear spray with me either.
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friedricefan
24 July 2017|
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Response from JML02118 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 180km from downtown Banff to the Parker Ridge trailhead. The official speed limit is 90km on that section of road, so depending on how you drive, it should take you at most two hours to get there if you don't make... More
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friedricefan
24 July 2017|
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Response from Troy P | Reviewed this property |
It took us about 3 hours but that was with a stop to see Peyto lake. Also not something to be missed.
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