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Icefields Parkway

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (89 reviews)
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“gas station” (16 reviews)
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The highway from Jasper to Banff had so many jaw dropping views that I lost count. The view of glacier mountains truly left me awe stricken. It is too majestic to put it in writing and all I was able to repeat was how speechless...More

2  Thank suepark268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning scenery with a highlight being a trip up onto the Athabasca glacier on board the million dollar ice explorer vehicles. These vehicles take you right up onto the glacier where you can wander around for the 15 minutes or so that you are there....More

Thank diandterry365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Icefields Parkway takes you past so many glaciers that I lost count. The view at every turn is stunning and a must see for anyone at any age.

Thank Westgalady
Reviewed 15 January 2018

On many parts it is breath taking. We went from Lake Louise to Jasper this afternoon and we were just so awestruck with the grandeur of these mountains and glaciers. Not to be missed.

Thank david n
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Heading from lake Louise back to Edmonton we took the scenic route and it was well worth it. The sun was coming over the mountains illuminating the peaks and trees as you wind your way through the pass. So many great vistas and views so...More

Thank Dirk D
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

What a joy to be able to post a completely unreserved five star review. Travel from Jasper to Banff along the Icefields Parkway and your mind and spirits will be lifted to a completely new level. This has to be one of the most beautiful...More

4  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We spent a day driving from Banff to Jasper, then Jasper to Banff. The views from the road seemed COMPLETELY different when driving up, then driving back down! Definitely read through the other reviews for suggestions to see, but Moraine Lake and Bow Lake were...More

2  Thank Cecilia P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Not only was the driving horrible we could not see more than 10 feet in any direction. What a bust. Supposed to be the best trip in the world but it was a disaster. Beware the accommodations in Jasper the park is huge and just...More

2  Thank Robin M
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

After reading some of the forums on TA about how much time to spend on Icefields Parkway, I feel sorry for some travelers who think a half of a day is enough. Are you kidding me? I've traveled some of the greatest drives in the...More

34  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We my family and I, stayed 3 nights in Jasper and drove down the Icefield Parkway to Banff. Firstly it is quite a long way and there are certain stops like falls etc you can stop off at, but apart from that quite boring )...More

2  Thank Dave M
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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
20 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
6 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