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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  • This road between Banff and Jasper is a unique spectacle for those of us who love nature. In winter they close it apparently. Among the many points of interest the bow, peyto lakes... the Athabasca glacier, angel,... mount cavell and of not wildlife. Ideal for traveling a car, motorbike, bike. Eye, in the absence of gas stations, fill the tank in Lake Louis or Jasper before starting the tour
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  • Don't have much to say that hasn't been said before; simply put, this is a breathtaking drive that nobody should miss when in the Canadian Rockies. My partner and I were staying in the town of Banff i...  more »
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