Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park

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Take a drive on Icefields Parkway, a scenic Albertan road that connects Lake Louise with the town of Jasper. Built in 1940 and stretching for 230 km (140 mi), the highway runs along the Continental Divide and boasts stunning natural scenery. Among many scenic vistas, you can admire the vast Columbia Icefield and its array of glaciers, as well as the vibrant turquoise waters of lakes Bow and Peyto. Enjoy the views of imposing mountaintops, stop to see two picturesque cascades, and even spot a bear, elk, or moose along the way. Plan to see Icefields Parkway and other attractions that appeal to you using our Banff National Park online day trip planner .
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  • Make sure you do this drive during your trip to Banff. It is absolutely stunning, I think about it every day. We went in May and were so lucky that it was the clearest day they had had so far in...  more »
  • We were travelling from -Jasper to Banff and took this driveway . We had read all the reviews but nothing prepares you for how spectacular this drive is. Wide open roads and little traffic and plenty....  more »
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