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Icefields Parkway

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
0422112852
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (90 reviews)
“peyto lake” (134 reviews)
“gas station” (16 reviews)
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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0422112852
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"beautiful drive"
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"peyto lake"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most pleasant drives in my life . The scenery is breathtaking especially from Banff all the way to the ice fields parkway . Along the way, drop by Lake Louise, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. Each of these lakes are beautiful in...More

Thank mel7155
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at Banff town as part of our SOTC conducted tour package. We were taken from Banff to Jasper by coach. On the way, we stopped at the Columbia Icefield. We transferred to the special Ice Explorer vehicle with huge tyres which would take...More

Thank baniroy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelling through the Icefields Parkway was a great experience, very different from the other we have travelled through. Views are amazing and the roads are well maintained.

Thank Toffeeblue
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Scenically beautiful with great views on each side and round every corner. Spoiled only by the tedious delays at the road construction works.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is not much that can be said that hasn’t already been said. The Icefields parkway is a beautiful scenic drive. The road itself is excellent but view are amazing. Plenty of pullovers to take in the views. It certainly is an enjoyable drive.

Thank Axell33
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Reviewed 3 days ago

All along the route the views are stunning. This must be the best way of seeing the mountains, lakes & wildlife. Held up for avalanche repairs but that just means that you have more time to look.

Thank 11Judith
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Got decent weather as it was suppose to rain all day. We were heading back to Banff from my mom's in Vernon BC and we decided to go to the icefields. Along the way, we stopped at Bow and Waterfowl lakes and the North Saskatchewan...More

Thank Greg L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the nicest road with stunning scenery everywhere you look. It’s a must do if you appreciate nature’s grandness and the beauty of this part of Canada.

Thank spirtster
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views everywhere the eye can see around every twisty turn of the road. If you have the time to make this drive, then don't miss out. Give yourselves lots of time as there are plenty of places to stop along the way with great...More

2  Thank Binirob
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Jasper to Lake Louise with Brewster tours yesterday, stopping at various tourist attractions, but this was definitely the best experience ever! One for the bucket list. We travelled on the Ice Explorer vehicle up and onto the glacier and then got out...More

1  Thank kittycat109
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Tomcat48
16 May 2018|
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Response from Tigerman777 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Tomcat48, I’m unsure of how much time you plan on spending Icefields Parkway, one, two or three days, but Radium Hot Springs could be a great place to spend the night. If you have somewhat open ended plans, there is... More
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gillbuckley
16 April 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can travel on both and see snow on the mountain tops and of course walk on a glacier if you want to normally can be part of the icefields parkway tour ( Brewster really good )
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Pandaroo22
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
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