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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
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“peyto lake” (119 reviews)
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss this if in the Canadien Rockies. Nothing else like it on the North American continent. Rain or shine it's worth the trip.

Thank smthibs
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove from Banff to Jasper and then back to Lake Louise area and saw many amazing views of nature. There are so many sights to see. Sometimes the mountains and scenery are hazy when looking into the sun or when smoke from fires are...More

Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Icefields Parkway is a drive of 100+ kilometres between Jasper and Lake Louise (both stunning destinations in their own right). At various points on the drive there are areas you can pull in to visit/hike to falls, glaciers or lakes. The road is wide...More

Thank KVtravels2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Drove in both directions and enjoyed every minute of it despite the August crowds and some sections had terrible road conditions you can actually see improvements are being made! One thing to be aware of is that any wildlife presence brings the Parkway to a...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this place. Firstly for the atmosphere, being high up in the mountains. Secondly for the great organisation which makes visiting relaxing rather than stressful. Thirdly, and this might sound a bit unexpected, also for the terrace overlooking the glaciers. It's a great spot...More

Thank jang62600
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my new number one drive (ahead of the drive through the Swiss alps between Brig and Domodossola). The scenery is spectacular - so amazing. Another must do when in/near Banff.

Thank GEO_001
Reviewed 5 days ago

Huge place! When you get there it looks like the surface of the moon. The area has been carved by the glacier movement. There are a number of glaciers that are within this area. Incredible to see.

Thank david l
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a MUST whenever you visit the Canadian Rockies. Beautiful alpine, glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes full of stunning sights! From Herbert Lake, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls, to Valley of Five Lakes....you must stop at every overlook area to enjoy the...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have driven through the Rockies iFrom Arizona to Montana all beautiful. Been to the sierras, smoky mountains and Appalachians again absolute beauty. Even been to the Alps in Germany, Austria and Switzerland which are stunning but nothing has compared to this drive yet. Every...More

Thank Shane D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Haven:t driven the Parkway for a few years.... I was heading back to Edmonton so decided to take the long way home from Lake Louise So glad I did. The sky was Alberta blue the traffic was light and the views were spectacular. I stopped...More

Thank George T
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8 August 2017|
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Response from MTWOODSON76 | Reviewed this property |
Not this year. The Parks are free because of their big anniversary.
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