Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park

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Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • Once in a lifetime experience. Must is if you are in Jasper or Banff. You’re allowed 15 minutes to walk on the glacier, You can even fill up your water bottle and drink the glacier water. The...  more »
  • we probably drove up and down the highway for different activities 5 times. It's just always beautiful. In early morning, in late afternoon, from and to, just breathtaking. And absolutely worth the...  more »
  • a must for a walk!
  • Amazing experience

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