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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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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped many times while driving this road. Lots of beautiful spots - mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife, culminating in the Columbia Icefield's grand view.

Thank Dee R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it. So beautiful. The wind whips off the glacier so wear a warm coat and a hat or earmuffs to protect your ears. Even on the hot day we went. It's a fair hike so wear good shoes. My son loved drinking the glacier...More

Thank Genevieve S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the most amazing drives that you can take. Take time and stop along the way to enjo the mountains and scenery. There are waterfalls, lakes, glaciers, and wildlife along the way. This is a must see and do Drive!

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You are driving through the most beautiful mountains on both sides on well paved roads. The road gets a little bumpy at times but I'd rather have a bumpy road than construction delays. To get from Lake Louise to jasper can be done in about...More

Thank Fastphilad
Reviewed 4 days ago

Opportunity ride in a special vehicle onto a glacier and take a walk on the ice. Guide explains about the glacier. Staging building has full services and additional information.

Thank Wdad
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has to be one of the most spectacular drives in the world and the best one I've ever done. Lakes, mountains and glaciers around every corner. Even saw a black bear!! Also stopped for a swim in Bow Lake. Don't miss this drive!!

Thank Rexables
Reviewed 6 days ago

This drive is what the Canadian Rockies is all about. Scenery. Mountains , lakes, glaciers, wildlife and tourists.

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drive from Jasper to Banff and stopped off at the icefields parkway. 100% worth a stop even if only briefly, we parked opposite the main building right next to the glacier. Absolutely amazing to see really beautiful. We went late august and it was...More

Thank georgina p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We left Lake Louise on a Brewster Bus Tour along the Ice Field Parkway to the Ice Field Center to enjoy exploring the Athabasca Glacier on huge Ice Field Explorer vehicles. We had no idea how captivating this journey would be. Mile after mile on...More

Thank Cowboybuckaroo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful highways in the world, I think. Get a map at a visitors' center in Banff, Lake Louise or in Jasper so you know where the sites are and what they offer (vista, washroom, food, etc.) and take your...More

1  Thank Mary V
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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
19 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
5 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