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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 3 June 2016

This was a great experience, spectacular views, with stops on the way , well worth doing in you are anywhere near.

Thank Uptonyeah
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is such a force nature! The world is such a wonder, to think that water, ice, wind created this! You can't get a grip of the size of this place, if you see a photo with the people and a bus in the photo,...More

Thank LJ007007
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We visited in May 16 . Parking was good and if I had known we may not have bought sandwiches , (although having said that we bought some from Laggans in Lake Louise and they were brilliant) as they had a cafe of some size...More

Thank Peter965
Reviewed 28 May 2016

One of the great scenic drives. Lots of animals so close to the road Who entirely ignored us, black bear who never stopped eating, elk same And sheep who shoed us there skill on the rocks opposite glass Walkway.

Thank 77maple123
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great experience. You ride out to the ice field in a bus created to travel on steep inclines. Excellent photo ops and chance to sample mountain water. Dress warmly-it is chilly.

1  Thank bozewoman78
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The Icefield Parkway is also famously known as Highway 93. The road travels from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park. It stretches 232km through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains offering magnificent scenery from ancient Glaciers , lakes , snow capped mountain peaks,...More

5  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My family and I had the privilege of driving several times on the Icefield Parkway during our 2 week trip to Banff and Jasper. We drove through some spectacular scenery. We took many photos while driving and stopped at many viewing points to take some...More

5  Thank JOL2T
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Went with Brewster Travel Canada on this tour from Lake Louise. Driver was Al and his helper was Jade. Al certainly knew his stuff and kept us amused and informed throughout the journey. We were unable to visit Peyto Lake as the road was closed...More

2  Thank peachesTreharris
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Def worth driving on the icefields, the views are fantastic! There are not many places to stop off at before jasper, but it is beautiful. Bring a lunch and some water, and enjoy the ride!

2  Thank EmAyJayAy
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We went in the special vehicles to walk on a glacier. Quite an experience keeping from falling. But certainly not to be missed. The weather made it perfect. Although we were early in the season, the sun was bright and made everything crisp and clear....More

1  Thank Mary H
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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