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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number:
0422112852
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.

Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.

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Breathtaking

Plan for more time than just the travel time to drive from Jasper to Banff, as you will want to stop every couple of kilometers to have a look at some impressive view. Easily on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan for more time than just the travel time to drive from Jasper to Banff, as you will want to stop every couple of kilometers to have a look at some impressive view. Easily on the highlights of the entire country, and easy to see why four national parks are in the vicinity.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most scenic places I have been in Alberta, having said that it is by far the most expensive place I have ever been to gas up. They are so expensive they don't even advertise the price at the pump. My advise, bring jerry cans. I would definitely love to travel here at different times of... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started in Banff, didn't stop in Lake Louise as we had already seen it (but don't miss it), stopped at Herbert Lake, Hector Lake, Bow Lake with a view of Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto Lake, The Weeping Wall, Bridalveil Falls and Columbia Icefield Discovery Center. We booked a walk on the Columbia Ice Field with the company Ice Walk. After... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience!!! Being taken up to the Glacier in a C$1.2million Snow vehicle at a pace of about 5kph, then being let loose on the glacier!! Astonished at the surroundings, the mere magnitude of it all, the beauty of the Rockies and lots more!! This is an absolute MUST SEE/DO for all visitors to the Rockies!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove their just now while staying at the Lake Louise Inn. Google maps said 30 mins to Peyote Lake. In the summer I have no doubt the drive is astounding...in the winter however, as a driver, it's a pretty dangerous drive due to the icy roads, downhill turns, and poor road visibility It is extremely scenic though. Just try to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the one of the best scenic drive in Banff, I was tempted to stop at every 10 minutes.... My original plan was to drive till Jasper. However had to cut short at Peyto Lake due to bad weather. When I started from Lake Louise itself the road condition on icefield pkwy was poor, it was snowing and I... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've driven this many times and the scenery is outstanding. You are bordered by some of the Canadian Rockies highest peaks and adjacent glaciers. Despite Parks Canada, it still is not very developed and hopefully it stays that way. Do yourself a favour and travel up it to Jasper. You'll love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best option take a bus then you can really take in the scenery and appreciate the beauty this road has to offer. Great views during winter. Highly recommended. From jasper to banff the views are outstanding.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This parkway has it all. Glaciers, waterfalls, mountain lakes and scenery. Warning: Watch your speed!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had the opportunity to work at this location a few times while living in Alberta. It's beyond gorgeous. I hope to make a return as just a visitor again one day.

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